It's amazing to me how many religious people actually fear hearing from God. We've created a faith language/life that neatly excises the voice of God out of daily life -- is it because we instinctively know that if we admit the voice of God, anything is possible? And we are responsible on a far higher level than ever we imagined?
Or maybe it's about control...? We can control a Book, we can control a religious service, but the voice of Abba in daily life, here, aware, Living, powerful and real? Speaking to me and expectant of me? No, can't be.