This is a BASIC truth that the Lord has me emphasize everywhere I go.
The material world is so overpowering to our senses, that without a consistent reminder, it is very easy to forget that you are a spirit, and live from the outside/in rather than the inside/out.
When we hear that ‘little voice’ speak to us from deep inside, we realize that there is ‘something’ inside these bodies of ours that is living a life independent of the physical realm.
When you weren’t a Christian, that little voice got to where it didn’t speak too much, but that was because you stopped listening.
As that voice got quiet, your awareness that there was something more to you than the physical body, just faded into the background.
When you heard the message of the Gospel, and called upon the Name of the Lord, your ‘inner man’ found his voice again….and it was the voice of the Good Shepherd speaking IN you.