The Formerly Broken Toe!

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toeIt was a typical hot, humid morning and my partner and I were responding to a woman with an unspecified injury.  It was the first call of the day and sometimes that first call brings a little anxiety as I resume the role of a professional healthcare provider after a 48-hour break.  But not on this morning.  This particular morning my focus was on something different.

I had experienced lots of wonderful things as the Lord worked through me on my job.  But I was feeling insecure on this morning.  I was feeling unusually nervous about praying for strangers.  So I asked God for something.  I asked Him to let me know for sure that whomever we were responding to was a believer.  I didn’t hear any answer in particular but I was satisfied.  I really wasn’t saying that I wouldn’t pray for the person unless I knew he/she was a believer but I was asking for that security blanket.

We arrived on scene and knocked on the front door.  We heard a woman’s voice shout, “Come in”, so we opened the door and walked in.  We rounded the corner and found the woman hopping on one foot.  Her face was twisted in pain as she bounced over to us.  She was a little embarrassed as she told us that she banged her toe on one of her door jams.  I was confused and asked her how she did that.  She laughed at herself as she told me that she was dancing to Christian worship music and wasn't paying attention to where she was going.

I couldn’t believe it.  God had answered my prayer.  I asked Him for assurance and He gave it to me.  I almost laughed out loud as joy filled my heart.   I quickly evaluated her toe and could see that her toe clearly broken.  We helped her onto the stretcher and into the rescue (ambulance).  On the way to the hospital I felt the nudge of the Holy Spirit telling me that it was time and I asked her if I could pray for her.

Tears filled her eyes as she said, "Absolutely".  I prayed for her and for God to heal her toe. There was no immediate change but I knew I had done what God wanted me to do and I felt peace.  She began to tell me all about how she was a brand new Christian and how blessed she was to having another Christian taking care of her.  We continued to talk about the love of God the rest of the way into the hospital.  

We dropped her off and a couple of hours later I was back with another patient.  On my way out I stopped to check on my Christian toe lady.  She was about ready to leave.  I asked her about the toe.  She told me that the x-rays came back negative and that the doctor couldn't believe it.  The toe was no longer broken!  We rejoiced together for a moment before I left. 

Don’t ever think that your prayer is too small, too insignificant for God.  When we talk to Him, He listens.  Every single time.

Blessings,

Jesse and Kara Birkey

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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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4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice Audio CD Package

4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice Audio CD Package

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

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

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

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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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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