The "last" discussion here was on Nov. 2017 ... and I'm sure He's not muted, but somewhat,unheard (I'm just trying to find Him out).
While I'm trying these days to grasp His actual and up-to-day words, I've been reading a book of Joyce Meyer on how to listen to His voice, but I got bored and started to read another book, that probably may serve few Venezuelans who might like to know what could be affecting their country (I said "their country" because I think this is not any longer mine).
That book I read is "Memorias de una nación en guerra" published by José Ángel Hernández and it is plenty of several prophesies for Venezuela in Spanish. I'm trying to reach the follow-up and that les me to a site called "brillos de luz", a place managed by José Manuel Pérez, and today the seem to live in USA.
I wish God talked or interact with me once in a while, but it's up to Him He made Himself exposed: No one can push relationships! Same way nobody can push you or me to visit this tranquil site and it's easiness.
When you ask about God talking to you, do you mean audibly? Because HE has spoken to us and is continually speaking to us. I have never heard Him audibly. There are many ways we can be assured that it is God speaking to us.
1) Confirmation of His written word. God will never contradict Himself, or in other words, He won't go against what He teaches us in the bible.
2) Confirmation of godly counsel. Godly people in our lives will help confirm God's voice. When this confirmation aligns with His written word as noted above, we have can ever further confidence that HE is speaking to us.
3) Through our circumstances. We can be confident God is speaking to us when these three confirmations come into alignment. It would be careless to take just one confirmation without the other 2. All three should be taken together.
Always approach this with humility thru prayer.
4) God speaks to us thru HIS creation.
Romans 1:18-20 says:18 "The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse."
5) Jesus (This one is the most obvious of course, and it is the entire bible... obviously i can't post the whole thing here. :-)... )
John 1:1-14 says:
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome[a] it.
6 There was a man sent from God whose name was John. 7 He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. 8 He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.
9 The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. 11 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. 12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— 13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.
14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth."
A quote by CS Lewis:
Personally, I have found that I hear best and most often from God when I am going through really difficult things in my life. I think it's because I'm more open at those times. However, He is always speaking to us. I've only touched on a few ways above. I hope to hear from others here on how they are hearing from God.
You said "While I'm trying these days to grasp His actual and up-to-day words"
His actual and 'up-to-day' words (as you say) are actually found in the bible. It seems to me that you may think His words are no longer relevant to modern day living. That's probably why you aren't hearing from Him. You may do well to be asking a different question, such as 'How are God's words and teachings relevant to our culture today?' If that's really what you are asking that's a different discussion. Please don't hesitate to ask.
HE is speaking to you right now through Jeremiah 29:13.
"You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart."
I hope this encourages you to keep seeking.
God is faithful.
There have been many times that I have had questions, and God places a person in my life to confirm, or encourage or something else... but His timing is always right.
He has also spoken to me thru dreams and visions. I encourage you to always study the bible so that you can confirm what you are hearing to be true.
It's wonderful to hear that you are enjoying being here.
We have discussions here on fasting which you may find helpful: