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Hearing God through Biblical Meditation by @MarkVirkler

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Hearing God through Biblical Meditation is another valuable book by Mark Virkler. It expands upon the overview of biblical meditation provided in the brief eBook, Meditation: How to Study the Bible in the Presence of God. So if one were choosing between the two, I’d go for this more comprehensive edition because it not only provides solid biblical teaching, but interactive exercises to put the teaching of each section into practice. The author provides an introduction (or review) of his teaching on how to hear God’s voice through two-way journaling. Then he explains the difference between study and meditation, and he goes on to describe seven steps to guide you through a process of biblical meditation. Biblical meditation involves asking God to identify your needs and guiding you through a study of relevant topics until the Spirit opens your eyes to a fresh understanding (Ephesians...

Meditation: How to Study the Bible in the Presence of God by @MarkVirkler

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Meditation: How to Study the Bible in the Presence of God offers a brief introduction to biblical meditation, which the author defines as “God’s Spirit utilizing every faculty of my heart and mind, bringing forth revelation which ushers in transformation.” Meditation involves asking God to open the eyes of your heart so you can understand (Ephesians 1:18) what He wants to show you. Many times this looks like a verse leaping off the page at you that God says is exactly what you need right now. “Meditation is intently seeking God’s revelation, resulting in God disclosing Himself to you.” – Mark and Patti Virkler, Meditation: How to Study the Bible in the Presence of God Through a process of prayer, identifying areas of personal need, and targeted study of those areas, the process of meditation brings about personal transformation because it is God-guided. Think of meditation as...

4 Keys to Hearing God’s Voice by Mark and Patti Virkler (@MarkVirkler)

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4 Keys to Hearing God’s Voice Mark & Patti Virkler 2010 310 pages Available from Amazon in paperback or Kindle editions. Available from Christianbook.com in paperback or ePub. 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...