Yes, God can and does talk to us through His Holy Spirit. We must have and bear his spirit or how else is he going to lead us,work through us.This why a majority of churches fall to stand and or do the job in which they have been called to.
Man's ways are not God's-so we need to seek,have and follow the leading of God.
God has always communicated with mankind- those that love,seek, and desire to follow him.God made a way for us to all have access to His Holy Spirit and I believe that if this is not evident in ones life that they need to ask God for more of His Holy Spirit like in Luke 11:13. A lot of us fail to have what God wants us to have to be able to serve him because we do not ask .James 4:2 /with power from on high."Luke 24:49
... 'The man on whom you see the Spirit come down and remain is he who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.'John 1:33
But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name,..John 14:26
Teach me to do your will..may your good Spirit lead me on level ground.>Ps 143:10
But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all truth...John 16:33
..Your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, "This is the way; walk in it."> Is 30:21
But if you are led by the Spirit..Galatians 5;18
..the promised Holy Spirit and has poured out what you now see and hear.Acts 2:33
With great power the apostles continued to testify ..Acts 4:33
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." Acts 1:8
"And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. ...Joel 2:28
Those who obey his commands live in him, and he in them. And this is how we know that he lives in us: We know it by the Spirit he gave us.>1 John 3:24
For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God.
Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God>1 Corinthians 2:9.
We must know the voice of the good shepherd Jesus and not follow the voice of a stranger-John 10 This is how we overcome and follow God.
21Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.
22And when he had said this, he breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Ghost:John 20