Two things I want to share from this. First, when a passage of Scripture comes to mind go there. One of the ways that God speaks to me – and I know others who have the same experience – is to lead us to passages in His Word. It is not a audible voice, just a sense that I need to be reading a certain passage.
Second, in order for the Lord to be able to bring passages to mind, you probably will have had to studied or at least read them at some point. If it is the case that He speaks through His Word to us, it is probably a good idea to be familiar with it. Start a reading program, most of us have smart phones, and most smart phones will take YouVersion. YouVersion has more than one reading guide in it. Pick one. Don’t be a slave to it. If you miss a day move on. This is not a competition or about being perfect. It is about us tuning our ears to hear the voice of our Lord. It is about giving Him the ability to say to us quietly, “Go read Jeremiah.”