4 Keys to Hearing God’s Voice
Mark & Patti Virkler
I read the print edition.
Years ago I began writing letters to God and receiving answers from God through journaling. This process helped me learn to hear and recognize the voice of God without the aid of writing. But eventually, I encountered Christians who insisted that God doesn’t speak today and that if I was hearing God’s voice, I needed to see a psychiatrist. Well, when enough people made comments like that, I began to fear I had fallen into heresy or something so I backed away from the practice. That sent me on the slippery slope of backsliding and the voice of God became a distant memory. I no longer had access to the God who loved me, encouraged me, and guided me through the difficulties of life.
A few weeks ago, someone encouraged me to take this Bible course on 4 Keys to Hearing God’s Voice. I was reluctant at first because so many people had shamed me into forsaking the practice, but once I delved into the pages of the text, I found myself at home once again. As I began to converse with God through two-way journaling, I felt my spirit revive.
Mark Virkler’s teaching provides a firm biblical foundation for the practice of hearing God’s voice. Through this affirmation, I was able to wash away the shame I felt from those who scolded me about hearing from God. The book also gives clear explanations of how hearing from God is not a New Age phenomenon, but is rooted in Scripture and all through history until rationalism came to reign supreme over supernatural interventions. For those who are new to the practice, Mark Virkler offers four simple explanations of how to hear God’s voice. The book also contains prompts to help you get started in your two-way conversations with God.
If you would like to learn to hear God’s voice for yourself, I encourage you to read 4 Keys to Hearing God’s Voice.
I lived without His voice for the first 10 years of my Christian life. I discovered how burdensome living out of law becomes. The load becomes heavy instead of being light, as Jesus promised. As we grow as Christians, we discover more laws to obey until eventually the list becomes more than we can handle. The choice often becomes either to stop growing or to abandon Christianity altogether. The Pharisees of Jesus’ day had 613 laws they were imposing on Israel. Jesus rebuked them for the heavy load they were laying on the people.
Therefore, we, like the Israelites, are faced with a decision: either we hear God speak and live in relationship with Him, or we must live under the biblical laws we discover. I believe it is imperative that we learn to discern God’s voice and live in it so that our relationship is not reduced to a religion.
–Mark and Patti Virkler, 4 Keys to Hearing God’s Voice, page 82.
I give Mark Virkler’s 4 Keys to Hearing God’s Voice five cups of love.
|4 Keys to Hearing God’s VoiceBy Mark & Patti Virkler / Destiny ImageDesigned to open your ears to the Lord’s “still, small voice,” the Virklers’ illuminating guide shows how to recognize God’s words in spontaneous thoughts, become silent before him, look for vision as you pray, and understand the importance of 2-way journaling. A wonderful way to enjoy intimate communication with your heavenly Father. Paperback.|
|4 Keys to Hearing God’s Voice – eBookBy Mark & Patti Virkler / Destiny ImageDesigned to open your ears to the Lord’s “still, small voice,” the Virklers’ illuminating guide shows how to recognize God’s words in spontaneous thoughts, become silent before him, look for vision as you pray, and understand the importance of 2-way journaling. A wonderful way to enjoy intimate communication with your heavenly Father. Paperback.|