Many times it is necessary to clear away the clutter, for us to hear God's voice. This clearing comes in many forms. Whether through a period of fasting, or shutting out the saturation of various media, or simply the daily pulling away to your "secret place" in private time with the Lord, being in the plains creates an atmosphere for unobstructed hearing of God's voice.
It's needful that we listen for God's voice in the plains that we can receive guidance to ascend the mountain. Everyone wants the mountain top experience, but the plains is where God speaks. The mountain is where God reveals.
The disciples were in the place to be led by Jesus up the mountain, receiving a deeper revelation of God once on the mountain top. How could they know where to go? They listened to Jesus and crowded out all other voices that were not His. What are some ways the you can get to the "plains" in your life?