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My life was radically transformed when I had an encounter with God while I was in college. Growing up, I never really believed in God although I was raised in a Christian home. Being preoccupied with life and not being able to see God in our church service made me doubt his existence.

As I got older, I felt the need to find my worth and fulfillment by falling into many temptations. While in college, I started drinking and hooking up with guys, though I didn't enjoy doing it. I thought being a cool cat would help me find my purpose and satisfaction in life.

 

I developed sexual addictions while having plenty of boy drama to deal with. I was getting overwhelmed with all of the stress I had from problems I created and out of nowhere, my health started to deteriorate. Illness came upon me around the time of my finals. I quickly went to my mom to ask for help and because she was a believer, she said that we’ll see the doctors but also have people pray for me.

As the week went on, I woke up one morning not feeling any of the symptoms of this diagnosed illness and began to wonder what had happened. I was sick and even my friends knew about it and all of a sudden everything was gone. I was normal again!

After getting checked out by the doctors, they said nothing was wrong with me. I began to wonder if this was a work of God or if science fixed my problems. Still carrying the weight of my boy problems and sexual sin and thinking that I have nothing to lose, I thought about praying to God myself to see if he really did exist and if He could get me out of this mess I got myself into. I cried out to him and after I was done praying and pouring my heart out, I felt the weight being lifted off. I felt so light and experienced a burst of joy coming from the inside.  Not knowing what to make of it, I simply embraced it.

After I was done, I decided to listen to a song that I really liked. It was a secular song that had hip-hop artists on it. I had been listening to a particular track for about three years but I lost the song on my computer. I asked the DJ if he could send it to me.

When I got the track and began listening to it, I heard a man interrupt the rapper and begin to sing about Jesus. I freaked out because I’d never listened to Christian music in my life so I didn’t understand how it showed up on my phone!

I also realized that the DJ who made the hip-hop track was Hindu so he didn't put the song on there. I’d been listening to the same song for three years and I never heard a man sing about Jesus once. The only connection I could make was to the prayer I prayed to some God right before I listened to this song.  

After staying on my phone for about three weeks, the Christian man disappeared and I heard the original hip-hop track with all of the secular rappers on it. After realizing what had happened, I knew God just showed up.

I still listen to the hip-hop track to see if the man who sang about Jesus would come back but it’s been about two years since that encounter happened and there has been no sign of him yet!  Right after that incident, I gave my life to Jesus and have been on a journey, cultivating a relationship with Him.

I encourage all of you guys to talk God, no matter where you are in life or how deep you are in sin. His love is more powerful than anything on this earth and he can show up if you ask him to!

I hope this testimony provides hope to all of you and stay blessed peeps!:)

--Jeana

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

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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Hear God's Voice Guaranteed Package

Hear God's Voice Guaranteed Package

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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

Prayers That Heal the Heart

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.

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Counseled by God

by Mark and Patti Virkler | 146 Pages

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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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