First, and most important, it changes our relationship with God. Here's how John Eldredge says it...
Whatever our situation in life - butcher, baker, candlestick maker - our deepest and most pressing need is to learn to walk with God. To hear his voice. To follow him intimately. It is the most essential turn of events that could every take place in the life of any human being, for it brings us back to the source of life. Everything else we long for can then flow forth from this union. Walking With God, xi.
A second thing that changes is how we approach ministry or mission. As with Jesus, mission flows from listening. See Jn. 5:19.
See the short video below for my interview with my friend, Hugh Brandt, on this subject of learning to hear God's voice.
Share with us your comments on what Hugh has to say.