Two-Way Journaling

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I wasn’t a journaler.  Though I enjoy writing, putting down personal thoughts on paper didn’t appeal to me.  That is, until I went through a How to Hear God’s Voice workshop by Mark Virkler.  During the workshop, we were given many opportunities to practice two-way journaling and I became hooked.  I’ve found it a vital part of my prayer life and I love to look back and read past entries that encourage me in my current journey.

God created us for relationship.  Relationships are built on communication.  Hearing God and being heard by Him.  Two-way journaling is a great tool in conversing with God and growing in intimacy with Him.

Here are some simple steps:

1.  Relax, focus on Jesus and trust that He wants to speak to you.

2.  Start by writing down your thoughts, feelings, praise or questions directed to God.

3.  Listen for His still, small voice and write it down.

A Biblical example of two-way journaling is found in Psalm 32:7, 8

(David) “You are my hiding place; You shall preserve me from trouble; You shall surround me with songs of deliverance.  Selah

(God’s response) I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye.”  Psalm 32:7, 8

If you’d like to learn more about two-way journaling and hearing God’s voice, come to The Intercessor’s Workshop this Saturday, July 13, 10am-12pm at The Rock of Roseville.  Please register at: www.intercessorsworkshop.com.  You can also order the DVD (when completed) and workbook if you can’t make it (email me at ahodges@rockofroseville.com)  For more information on Mark Virkler, check out his website at:  www.cwgministries.org.

2 Comments

  • I took Mark Virkler’s Hearing the Voice of God workshop (the same tapes you can purchase from his website, and the book that goes with it). It absolutely changed my life, and that of my husband, too. There is nothing like starting the day with a word from the Lord… I began journaling with Jesus, and then, one Sunday, I decided to address God the Father (Abba), and He, too, talked back to me. Then, a few months later, I thought, if the Holy Spirit is my Friend (according to Jesus, in the Gospel), why am I not journaling with Him, too? So, on Wednesdays, I journal with the Holy Spirit. It is fascinating, how, on a given topic, each of the members of the Trinity have something different (but complimentary) to say, and together, it often solves my problem, or gives me confident direction about what to do to approach the problem. I don’t know how I lived before I got to hear God’s Voice. I used to consider myself a “fan” of God–I knew a lot about Him, but I didn’t feel like I really knew Him as an intimate, but now, I consider Him (Them) my best Friends! I will never abandon two-way journaling!

    • Thank you for sharing your beautiful testimony!!! I agree!

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