Experience Rest by Learning How to Delegate

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Everyone delegates. Delegation is one way we can reduce the stress in our lives. I am amazed at how effectively my son and daughter-in-law delegate jobs to their children and how well my grandchildren do these jobs. Through this my grandchildren are learning key life skills and being paid in the process.

Moses was experiencing burnout because he was the only one judging the Israelites when they had quarrels. Jethro, his father-in-law, taught him how to delegate. Read the story in Exodus 18:13-22.

The basics of delegation according to Jethro are as follows:

  1. Only do those things which others cannot do (18:19)
  2. Teach others key principles so they can perform properly (18:20)
  3. Select assistant-leaders who have excellent character (18:21)
  4. Grant them authority to do their jobs and the opportunity to come to you when stuck (18:22)

Know the levels of delegation

  1. Do as I say
  2. Research and report back to me
  3. Research and make recommendations to me
  4. Decide on best course and inform me
  5. Act independently

There is great value in delegating, overseeing and nurturing the gifts in others

Not only does it take a load of work off your shoulders, but you are also mentoring the next generation, and helping ensure their success by allowing them to work under your covering. Will they make mistakes? Of course they will, so just celebrate the mistake with them and point them in the right direction to succeed.

I have read that IBM funds "creaative developers," letting them follow their passions and pursuits and spend time "creating" on company time and even working from their homes at times. When something great gets created, IBM puts their finances and marketing skills behind the invention and shares the profits with the inventor. I love this approach!

This actually happened to me when I was working at Full Gospel Tabernacle, a large church of 3000 members. They gave me the freedom to develop curriculum which could be used by other church-centered Bible schools, and then they put their money and marketing skill behind this venture by placing ads in Charisma magazine and national conventions where this curriculum was presented. The end result was over 100 church-centered Bible schools, and an extra quarter of a million dollars coming into the church budget annually. Plus I was trained in how to create Bible school curriculum and now am president of Christian Leadership University with 15,000 students in 129 nations. So Full Gospel Tabernacle won, I won, and the Kingdom of God won. A triple win!

As we get older, it becomes our turn to apprentice

Now I realize it is my turn to raise up others, using the same process. Let them create, help promote them, and share in the profits. Ways we have done that is with bloggers, book writers, and curriculum developers. For example:

  1. Bill Dupley is publishing excellent blogs, and I was able to introduce him and get them published on Elijah List.
  2. Patty Sadallah has a passion for Spirit Life Circles, and we were able to help her develop and promote her concept worldwide.
  3. Charity Kayembe, my daughter, wrote a book on dreams, and we were able to get her introduced to Sid Roth and to Catch the Fire Toronto and provide a blogging platform and newsletter contacts of 40,000 homes.
  4. We have listed over 40 books by those we have taught how to hear God's voice who have included two-way journaling in their books.
  5. We have listed proven counselors and connected them with people seeking counsel.
  6. We have connected long-time journalers with those just starting out.
  7. We have helped over 100 churches create Bible Schools and Spirit Life training centers for their people.

It is a joy to see this come full circle. I was mentored and encouraged, financed and promoted, and now I get to do this for scores of others. I celebrate the ministry of the body of Christ as they minister God's grace one to another.

Personal Journaling Application       

  • Lord, who am I to be mentored by and in what area?
  • Lord, who am I to mentor and in what area?​

Cardiac Event Series

  1. How Could I Have Been So Wrong?
  2.  Biblical Truths Related to Heart Disease
  3. Causes of Heart Disease: Inflammation, Oxidation, Sugar and Stress 
  4. Drugs, Nutrition and the Lord 
  5. Is Stress The Number One Cause Of Heart Attacks?
  6. Ever So SLOWLY Learning About Blood Pressure
  7. Common Denominators of Great Diets
  8. God Says I’m Healed Yet Symptoms Persist
  9. Symptoms Go into Remission as I Speak to My Body
  10. Does Heart Surgery Cause the Heart to Pick Up A Spirit of Fear  
  11. Must I Work Hard To Be Successful?
  12. Which of The 10 Commandments Can You Break And No One Raises An Eyebrow?
  13. Experience Rest By Learning How To Delegate 
  14. Living In Rest Requires Living At Peace With Myself and Others 
  15. For Heaven’s Sake, Celebrate!
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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 | Retail: $16.99

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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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 - Revised & Expanded 20th Anniversary Edition

by Mark and Patti Virkler | 320 Pages

Prayer counseling that breaks every yoke! Everything you need to experience deep healing of your soul and spirit.

Did you know that you don’t need to be continually plagued by negative thoughts, feelings, pictures or memories?

It is not part of the "human condition" to feel the constant nagging of doubt, insecurity, or anger. No matter what sin you are trying to overcome, what lie you think you’ll always believe, or what traumas your heart has suffered in the past, you will receive total freedom and restoration by praying these prayers in faith. 

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Twelve Weeks to Spiritual Mastery - Group Coaching

A group coaching experience with Mark Virkler

Because I could not find a Spirit-anointed teacher/coach, I spent ten extremely frustrating years seeking to hear God’s voice!!! Suggestions offered did not help me, things like: “You just know that you know. It is a still small voice. He speaks from your heart.” No one could give me the answer I needed which was: Hearing God’s voice is as simple as quieting yourself down, fixing your eyes on Jesus, recognizing His voice as spontaneous, flowing thoughts and writing down His flow as it is coming. Test what you have written after the flow is done, NOT while it is occurring.

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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

A newer book has been released that accompanies this workbook: Click here for Hearing God Through Your Dreams by Charity Kayembe and Mark Virkler (featured on Sid Roth's "It's Supernatural", with almost a million views just on YouTube).

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

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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 almost a million views on YouTube!

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Everyday Angels

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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!

The supernatural realm permeates our natural world! Therefore, experiencing angels should be an everyday occurrence–we simply need to open our spiritual eyes to their reality and role in our lives.

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