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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 - restorative solitude

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Do you ever seek solitude? Do you ever feel the need to get away from the noise and activity of the crowd? Even I was led by the Spirit into the wilderness, and later went into the desert to pray, and the founders of faith traditions went away from human company to encounter God. Do you do this because you find people to be annoying? Yet you are called to love your neighbor and your brother. In fact loving God and loving your neighbor are inseparable. It is too easy to think you love your brother when he is not around.

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daily word - real person?

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Have you ever answered the phone and thought that you were talking to a real person, but found out that you were talking to a recorded message machine? Who wouldn’t prefer to talk to a real person? Yet have you ever had the same experience with a real person? Have you ever heard someone present a memorized message on autopilot and suspected that they were not really listening to you any more than the corresponding machine on the phone? Don’t do this to other people. It is okay to listen to what people say and make a response based on what is actually said.

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daily word - community?

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Do you seek out a community to avoid living in isolation? When I said that it was not good for the man to be alone it was the expression of a universal truth, and there is a deep human longing to connect in community. But communities can themselves be isolated, and you have seen examples of this. If it is not good for the man to be alone, how much better is it to be in a group that is small, exclusive, intolerant, adversarial, and judgmental? This would not appear to be much of an improvement.

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daily word - monolithic?

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Do you assume that all tribes are monolithic? You could think of denominations or entire faith traditions the same way. Yet you know people in your own church who hold variations on your shared beliefs. Do you assume that those outside of your tradition or tribe are monolithic within their own tribe? They probably feel the same way about you, but the same arguments apply. Do you think of atheists as being monolithic? Yet even here there is considerable variation. Some are hopeful skeptics who hunger for a transcendent reality they have not yet encountered. Can you help them to find it?

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daily word - sacred wounds

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Have you ever been wounded? Not all wounds are physical and visible. What is your attitude toward yours? Do you see them as hindrances and sources of shame and diminishment? What is your attitude toward my wounds? Do you see them as the redemption of humanity? Who can escape being wounded? Suffering is a part of life, but it doesn’t have to be a hindrance and a source of shame, or victimization. All wounds start out as ordinary. Your response to them determines what they become. Mine became sacred wounds. Can you regard yours in such a way that they do too?

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daily word - source of meaning?

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What do you think of as  the source of meaning for all things? The natural tendency of people is to use themselves as a reference point. This results in a self-centered viewpoint, and makes the individual the measure of meaning of all things. Another term for this is narcissism. You know this is undesirable so what is the alternative? Are you prepared to accept that I create meaning for all things, including you? This perspective invites you to step aside as the center and the measure. It is the only way to see things as they really are.

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daily word - young and old

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Do you consider the very young and the very old to be a part of the labor force? They are not thought of as participants in your economy of commerce. They are not even considered as holding an important office in most churches. Yet they perform an essential function in the economy of my Kingdom. Everyone has presence even if they don’t have a position or a title. Have you found that presence can be stronger in those who do not have credentials? Are you discerning enough to realize that you have been influenced by the presence of children and the elderly even if they didn’t “do anything”?

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daily word - agent of transformation

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Are you familiar with the teaching that a student is not greater than his master? This is not some obscure point of revelation; it should be obvious to a casual observer regardless of their level of spiritual discernment. I was referring to myself as the teacher but since the principled is universal it also applies when you are the teacher. Are you able to help others progress beyond your own level of spiritual formation? Do you see transformation as the goal of your own spiritual development? I told Peter to strengthen his brethren when he was converted.

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daily word - do anything?

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Have you heard it said that you can become anything you want? This is a common statement to school children, but it isn’t true even though people are very flexible and adaptable. Have you noticed that the frequency of this statement diminishes with age, and that those who continue to say it well into adulthood only seem to be fooling themselves? Even I didn’t claim to be able to do everything but at the end I said that I had completed the work which the Father had given me to do. Do you live with such a sense of destiny? For the Father has given you a lifetime assignment as well.

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daily word - positive

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Atheists cannot make an affirmative case for their position. Can you make an affirmative case for yours? Do you agree that it is better to be more sure of what you favor than what you oppose? Yet how many churches put more effort into criticizing what is wrong with other faith traditions than in practicing what is right with theirs? Have you seen this even between denominations generally regarded as Christian? I said  that all men would know that you are my disciples by the love you have one for another. I do not expect you to embrace error.

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4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice

4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice

by Mark and Patti Virkler | 305 Pages

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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by Mark and Patti Virkler | 305 Pages

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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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Prayers That Heal the Heart

Prayers That Heal the Heart

by Mark and Patti Virkler | 320 Pages

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Counseled by God

by Mark and Patti Virkler | 146 Pages

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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Hear God Through Your Dreams Workbook

by Mark and Patti Virkler | 92 Pages

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Do you often wake up feeling there was a significant message in your dream, but you’re just not sure what it is? Like Daniel and Joseph, do you long to be able to help others understand their own dreams and win them to Christ as you explain His night messages to them? Wouldn't it be nice if you could receive mid-course corrections from the Lord while you sleep? Do you wish you could be receiving divine inspiration, creative solutions to problems, and direction from the Lord during that third of your life that you’re “just” sleeping?

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Hearing God Through Your Dreams

by Mark Virkler and Charity Virkler Kayembe | 292 Pages

Learn How to Hear God’s Voice, Even When You Are Sleeping

It is always fun to be on the winning team. Well look what God has done with Charity's new dreams teaching. It has taken off like a rocket with a live TV interview on Cornerstone Network and her Sid Roth interview which has over 875,000 views on YouTube already!

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Everyday Angels

by Charity Virkler Kayembe and Joe Brock 289 Pages

You can partner with Heaven’s angelic hosts!

Do you have guardian angels? Does God want you to know them? Find out what Scripture reveals and how YOU can interact with the company of Heaven!

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