Nehemiah 7:5 And my God put into mine heart to gather together the nobles, and the rulers, and the people, that they might be reckoned by genealogy. And I found a register of the genealogy of them which came up at the first, and found written therein,
We do not believe that God gives new direction or words. We have the finished Word of God. It is all we need. It is the complete and perfect Word of God. It is the final authority for our faith and practice.
However God does direct His people. In this verse God puts something into Nehemiah’s heart. I believe that God does the same thing in our hearts today. He will nudge us, prompt us, and direct us through thoughts and desires that He places in our hearts.
These must always be checked and governed by the written Word of God. I must never trust my emotions. I must make sure that the thoughts I have are in line with Scripture but I can know that God will still direct my paths.
God shows us what He wants us to do. It is in His Word but He also deals with our hearts. He is not silent. We can see Him working and moving in our lives.