John 16:14 NIV | “He (The Holy Spirit) will glorify me because it is from me (The Word) that he will receive what he will make known to you.”
The written word of God (Logos) makes your heart conducive for receiving the spoken living word of God (Rhema). The Holy Spirit searches your heart and mostly makes reference to the Word in your heart to speak to you.
So, your level of hearing from God is directly proportionate to the level of His written word in your heart. From the abundance of His word in you, He’ll speak to you. Imagine if there are no words in your heart. Don’t ignore the written word of God in your quest for the spoken word. Rather build on it. Add to your faith.
The value you place on the written word determines the virtue you’ll draw from it. When the clouds are full, they empty upon the earth. The more you’re filled with the written word of God, the more you’ll enjoy an abundance of His spoken living word. Don’t relent!