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Growing in Grace: 31 Verses for Daily Meditation

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As we approach Easter, I hope you’ll enjoy this list of 31 verses on grace. Use it as you wish. You might mark each verse in your Bible, journal about each verse, pray for God to deepen your awareness of grace, doodle about the verse, or use other creative means to interact with God’s Word depending on your interests and talents. There is a link to a free PDF of the verses at the bottom of the page.   Growing in Grace: 31 Verses for Daily Meditation My Strength Comes from God’s Grace, Not Rules to Live So do not be attracted by strange, new ideas. Your strength comes from God’s grace, not from rules about food, which don’t help those who follow them. Hebrews 13:9 God’s Grace Changes Lives This same Good News that came to you is going out all over the world. It is bearing fruit everywhere by changing lives, just as it changed your lives from the day you first heard and...

Growing in Grace: 31 Bible Verses to Doodle or Journal

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As we head towards Easter, I thought it would be a nice time to focus our hearts on God’s grace. With a blog named “Crazy Grace,” you’d be correct to assume grace is an important theme to me. I live with bipolar disorder so I have a messy, imperfect life. Thankfully, God’s grace has me covered. I screw up royally, but God picks me up and sets me on the right path again. For the month of March, I assembled a list of 31 Bible verses on grace. You can use them how you wish. If you’re not sure what to do, I’d suggest using a verse each day to doodle or journal on. Even simply marking each verse in your Bible would be a nice way to reflect on them over time. Whether you’re a writer, artist, or however you engage God’s Word, use this opportunity to embrace grace. Download the free PDF here. FREE PDF   Be sure to share your daily doodles on social media to bless others. #CrazyGrace...

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...

Hearing God by Mark and Patti Virkler

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I read the Kindle edition of Hearing God, but it’s really designed to be a workbook. Actually, it’s like an interactive daily devotional, with short readings followed by prompts and space to record your thoughts. Since I’m already familiar with Mark Virkler’s books and courses, I read it straight through without doing the exercises. Hearing God covers the four keys to hearing God’s voice, how to meditate on God’s voice, and hearing God through your dreams. This is a good introduction to Mark Virkler’s teachings, but someone new to hearing God’s voice would be better served with his full teaching in his book, 4 Keys to Hearing God’s Voice or his online course. That said, there are plenty of thought-provoking insights and encouraging words in this brief overview.   “Meditation is intently seeking God’s revelation, resulting in God’s disclosing Himself to you.” Mark VirklerPowered By the...