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Dale Cresap is a Certified CWG Facilitator posting daily devotional blogs of two-way journaling. (What is two-way journaling?) Enjoy and be encouraged!

daily word - thinking of you

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How often do you think about me? I think about you all the time. I do not say this to make you feel guilty or condemn you. My capacities are infinite and yours are not. I know that you have responsibilities in this world and limited abilities for focus and attention. In any relationship one party will be more invested than the other. In our case it will always be me. Let this be a cause of joy rather than despair for you. When you are busy or distracted or tired I am not. Even when you are sleeping I continue to watch over you with tender care.

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daily word - like your parents?

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Are you becoming like your parents? You may not notice this when you are young, but as you age you may notice yourself taking on their mannerisms and habits. I tell you to honor your father and mother and imitation is one sincere form of this. You may admire your parents and do this intentionally, or you may not and seek to avoid it, but it will happen either way. You are deeply influenced by them whether you realize it or not, or appreciate it or not. What about your Father in heaven? Are you intentionally taking on his mannerisms and character? You are made in his image.

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daily word - growth pattern?

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Do you expect progress in your life to be linear and sequential? Do you see yourself establishing a foundation of meeting your basic needs, and then adding to it, much like a large building is built by adding floors in sequence? This may work for a building, but being too secure in the lower levels can limit upward progress in people. Could being too comfortable work against the stress and strain that are necessary to reach the higher levels? Have you seen this in the lives of others, that it takes a crisis at the lower levels to push them to advance to higher levels?

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daily word - control issues?

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Do you have control issues? Is this something that is easier to see in other people than it is in yourself? How great is your sense that you are not capable of directing your own life, that you need assistance from outside yourself, that you are being led? The short answer to these questions is that if you are in control of your life I am not. Do you think of progress in terms of seizing and advancing in a structured planned process that you direct? Are you willing to view progress in terms of letting go and surrendering?

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daily word - questions?

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Do you like questions or do they make you uncomfortable? If questions make you uncomfortable, are you quick to seize answers to resolve the questions? Yet there are questions that require some time to answer. Have you been in situations or in churches where questions were not welcomed? There is no need to fear any question, and there is nothing wrong with living with some unresolved questions. In fact, there is growth potential available if you can meditate on unresolved questions that don’t lend  themselves to easy answers.

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daily word - faith crisis?

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Have you been through a faith crisis or transition? Do you expect to go through one? When people are fully invested in their current practice of faith do they ever expect it to change? Yet often it does. If you have been through one yourself how do you know you will not go through another? Consider those who seem most spiritually mature to you, or whom you most admire. Have they gone through shifts or transitions, or is their faith practice essentially unchanged from the first?

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daily word - freedom?

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Do you enjoy your freedom? Is it appealing to have unlimited opportunities for action available to you? Yet freedom accomplishes nothing unless you make the choice, and in making one choice, you are saying no to all others. And so you spend your freedom to move in one direction. Have you ever committed to a course of action only to find that it led to a place you didn’t want to go, or was unsuitable for you? It is not in a man that walks to direct his own steps. Blessed are those who are led by the Spirit of God, for they are sons of God.

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daily word- 2 sons

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Do you remember the story of the man with two sons, and he told them both to work in his vineyard? One said he would, but did not, and the other said he would not, but did. Which one did the will of his father? Do you know people who say that I exist and claim to believe in me, but live as if I did not? On the other hand, do you know people who claim I do not exist, but behave as if I did? You know that you are saved by grace through faith, not by works. Having said that, do not be eager to dismiss those whose life and conduct conforms to the law of love regardless of what they profess.

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daily word - seeing and believing

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Have you heard that seeing is believing? Or heard people say that they will believe it when they see it? Yet have you not had things pointed out to you that were clearly in your field of vision that you had no awareness of until they were brought to your attention? Do you realize how deeply your perceptions are influenced by your preconceptions and biases? Most people don’t, even if they claim they do. Are we blind also? This is likely if you claim to see clearly. You tend to see only what you expect to see. So will you believe it only when you see it?

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daily word - silence

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Are you comfortable with silence? Some people are not, and volunteer to prevent any periods of silence. Do you enjoy the company of such people? The multitude of words used to prevent silence can be wearisome. Do you speak because you have something to say, or because you have to say something? Let your words be full of intention and purpose, and they will be full of meaning. This is a case where less is more, and a few of the right words will carry more weight than the right words mixed with excess words. Are you familiar with the idea of ‘letting it sink in’?

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4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice

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Have you ever wished you could just sit down and have a long talk with the Lord? Wouldn't it be wonderful to move beyond having a theology that states that God loves you to actually hearing Him whisper words of love into your heart? When you're worried or confused, wouldn't you love to see the situation from His perspective and hear how He wants you to respond?

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4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice DVD Package

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By Mark Virkler | 4 Keys book | 10 hours of DVDs | LEARN notebook

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Or 50% off the School of the Spirit e-learning module!

Have you ever wished you could just sit down and have a long talk with the Lord? Wouldn't it be wonderful to move beyond having a theology that states that God loves you to actually hearing Him whisper words of love into your heart? When you're worried or confused, wouldn't you love to see the situation from His perspective and hear how He wants you to respond? When things don't seem to be going your way and your prayers aren't answered the way you had hoped, wouldn't it be great to hear Him tell you where He is in the midst of it, and what He is working out in your life? Are you ever just a little bit jealous of others who say with such confidence, "The Lord said...."?

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Dialogue with God

by Mark and Patti Virkler | 296 Pages

This top seller for 30 years from Bridge Logos provides a narrative, right-brain presentation of the principles of how to hear God's voice. Especially enjoyable for personal use, it makes a great gift for introducing a loved one to the voice of God. This book teaches the four keys to hearing God's voice in readable style, and also devotes two entire chapters to moving samples of people's journaling (i.e. their two-way dialogue with God).

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Have you ever wished you could just sit down and have a long talk with the Lord? Wouldn't it be wonderful to move beyond having a theology that states that God loves you to actually hearing Him whisper words of love into your heart? When you're worried or confused, wouldn't you love to see the situation from His perspective and hear how He wants you to respond? When things don't seem to be going your way and your prayers aren't answered the way you had hoped, wouldn't it be great to hear Him tell you where He is in the midst of it, and what He is working out in your life? Are you ever just a little bit jealous of others who say with such confidence, "The Lord said...."?

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How to Hear God's Voice

by Mark and Patti Virkler | 317 Pages

We recommend that you order the newest revision of this book titled 4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice. It includes 95% of the content of How to Hear God's Voice but is reorganized so it fits perfectly with the 10 DVDs on this subject by Mark Virkler. In addition, it gets you started using the four keys earlier in the book and gives you more journaling samples and exercises. Since we have removed the large margins, it is a smaller and less expensive book.

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LEARN 4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice Notebook

LEARN 4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice

by Mark and Patti Virkler

This 49-page Life Enrichment And Review Notebook (previously called a "Seminar Guide") is designed to go along with the CD/ DVD series and/or PowerPoint presentation. If receiving training in a group, we highly recommend that EVERY member of the group have their own copy. It offers you the following four benefits:

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Prayers That Heal the Heart

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Counseled by God

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Have you ever been defeated by negative emotions such as anger, fear, guilt, inferiority, condemnation or depression? Have you tried to fight them off unsuccessfully? Is there an answer that is deeper than simply trying to mentally reason yourself out of these emotions? Is there a way that Jesus can speak a word of life into the depths of your emotional despair and bring healing on a deep level? Is there a form of Christian counseling that begins and ends with the movement of Christ within your heart, rather than simply with the words of man?

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