Mark Vikler’s 4 Keys to Hearing God’s Voice
We recently created Prayer Journals to help people to grow in prayer through a place to write out their prayers. Throughout the process I was thinking about Mark Virkler’s book, “4 Keys to Hearing God’s Voice” and how much it helped me in my connection with God. Surprisingly, I have never written a review of it. Today, I will correct that mistake.
Mark Virkler is a beacon of wisdom in a noisy world, offering invaluable insights into the art of tuning in to the voice of God. He takes a topic in which many Christians struggle and makes it not only believable but also able to be replicated by any Christian. Here are five compelling reasons why this book deserves a spot on your reading list:
5 Reasons to Read 4 Keys to Hearing God’s Voice
- Unlock the Mystery of Hearing God’s Voice: In a world bustling with distractions, seeking clarity in our spiritual walk can be a daunting task. Virkler’s book provides an illuminating roadmap to navigate this journey. Through the four foundational keys he presents, you’ll learn…
- Stillness: quiet your mind from distractions
- Vision: fix your eyes on Jesus
- Spontaneity: catch the flow coming from God
- Journal: record what comes to mind.
- These practical steps, filled with Scripture backing them, empower you to engage in a profound conversation with God, bridging the gap between heaven and earth.
- Personal Stories that Inspire: Virkler’s storytelling shines as he shares his own experiences and those of others who have embarked on this transformative path. These testimonies offer authentic glimpses into the diverse ways of hearing God’s voice and empower you on your own journey. From ordinary moments to life-altering decisions, these stories remind us that God’s voice is ever-present and accessible to everyone.
- A Holistic Approach to our Christian Life: “4 Keys to Hearing God’s Voice” recognizes that God doesn’t only care about our response to Sunday sermons or our commitment to our prayer lists. Instead, it invites you to integrate hearing God’s voice into every facet of your existence. Whether you’re making career choices, nurturing relationships, or pursuing personal growth, Virkler’s approach encourages you to seek and receive guidance from your Creator, creating a life infused with purpose and meaning.
- Cultivate Intimacy with God: At its core, this book is an invitation to draw closer to God. By nurturing a dynamic dialogue with God’s voice, you’ll develop an intimate relationship that deepens over time. Virkler’s guidance empowers you to shed the limitations of a one-sided conversation, enabling you to experience God’s presence as a living, guiding force that enriches every moment.
- Empowerment for Your Spiritual Journey: “4 Keys to Hearing God’s Voice” isn’t just a book; it’s a toolkit for spiritual empowerment. Virkler’s exercises and insights provide practical ways to apply the four keys in your daily life. With dedication and practice, you’ll witness your ability to hear and discern God’s voice grow stronger. This isn’t a passive read; it’s an active engagement that can lead to a more vibrant and purposeful existence.
Start Journaling Your Prayers
I am committed to giving this summary to you because of how much it has helped me and I want to become even more regular in the process. This is why I created these several prayer journals. I wanted a journal that I not only could record my prayers, but also to pull out the things I wanted to remember to easily find at a later time. The interactions I have recorded over the years have been a source of encouragement and at times the inspiration for several of the post on the Prayer Coach blog.
The journals also include amble space at the end to record specific answers to your prayers. And, throughout the journals, I have included prayer quotes from many authors, speakers, pastors, and theologians to encourage you to continue to go deeper in your prayers with God.
My journals aside, please read “4 Keys to Hearing God’s Voice” by Mark Virkler. As you put it into practice, your walk with God will take off and the level of intimacy you feel with Him will just go deeper and deeper. I have no doubt many of you will go well beyond what I have experienced, but if you even only get half of what I got out of this, you will be forever grateful.
Links for 4 Keys to Hearing God’s Voice:
* 4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice * Mark Virkler's blog: many articles, videos, and products * Embracing His Love: A prayer journal for women * Leaning Into His Beauty: A prayer journal for women * Growing Spiritually Strong: A prayer journal for men * Empowering Your Faith: A prayer journal for men