Overcoming Blocks and Hindrances to Hearing God's Voice Tract (10-pack)
A one-page review of how to overcome some of the main stumbling blocks to hearing God's voice. Normally the four keys of stillness, vision, spontaneity and journaling will allow you to daily hear God's voice (plus, of course, submitting it to your spiritual advisors). However, if this is not working, then these are the most likely causes, and the things to do to overcome them.
(This tract is sold in bundles of 10 for $1.00.)
Keeping it Simple
Our goal is to keep the process of hearing God's voice simple. So we begin with the assumption that all that is needed to recognize the Lord is to do what is taught in the book 4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice. These are reviewed in our tract You Can Hear God's Voice.
So if you are having trouble hearing from God, begin solving this problem by making sure you are doing these four keys because they are the foundation.
The Four Keys to hearing God’s voice are:
Key # 1 – Recognize God's voice as spontaneous thoughts which light upon your mind.
Key # 2 - Quiet your mind so you can hear God's voice - easiest way is by doing key #3.
Key # 3 - Look for vision as you pray - see yourself together with Jesus in a comfortable Gospel setting.
Key # 4 - Write down the flow of thoughts and pictures that come to you.
Remember: “Hearing God’s voice is as simple as quieting yourself down, fixing your eyes on Jesus, tuning to spontaneity, and writing!”
Use all four keys as you pray and you will easily hear God's voice. To help you when you picture yourself with Jesus, see yourself as an eight-year-old child. (Jesus did say if we want to come to Him, we must come as a child.) This helps us sidestep any adult blocks which would hinder us from easily recognizing His voice.
Make sure you are sharing your two-way journaling with your 2 or 3 spiritual advisors, asking them if their hearts bear witness that the journaling is from God.
- Don't paraphrase your journaling to them, but instead give it to them word for word as God gave it to you. Your paraphrase is not as good as His first rendition.
- You are not asking them what they think, but does their heart bear witness.
- Their confirmation raises your level of faith so you continue on in hearing God's voice, for if doubt overcomes you, you cannot hear (Heb. 11:6).
So if you are doing the above for keys, and you are still not hearing from God, THEN you should go on to explore the other issues which are mentioned in this tract on "Overcoming Blocks and Hindrances to Hearing God's Voice."
Testimonies from Those Who Have Learned the 4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice
At least 80% of the testimonies we receive are about this message.
Examples of "what God sounds like": Read samples of two-way journaling.
To see the four keys to hearing God's voice in action, and get a feel for what this book will teach you to do, be sure to read these samples of other people's journaling:
- A View of a Heavenly Home
- Increasing the Anointing
- Naturally Supernatural
- Meditating on the Tabernacle of Moses
- Hundreds of examples of two-way journaling here in our free monthly newsletters
Free Extra Bonuses
- two downloadable tracts ("4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice" and "Overcoming Blocks...");
- a one-hour streaming radio interview where Mark Virkler covers the four keys to hearing God's voice;
- downloadable "4 Keys" screen saver for your computer, and more.
Free Downloadable Right/Left-Brain Test
Mark Virkler often discusses the difference between the function of the left and right hemispheres of the brain, as well as ways to help you shift from one hemisphere to the other.
You can find out if you are more naturally "right-brained" or "left-brained" with this self-scoring interactive test you can take on your computer. (Note that this is a Windows-based program, so if you have a Mac or other type of computer, see the Google link in the next paragraph below.) Simply right-click here and select "Save Target As..." or "Save Link As..." and choose a location to save the program. Once it has finished downloading, just find the file called /sites/default/files/files/brain.exe, double-click on it and follow the instructions. It takes care of the rest!
You can also do a simple Google search to find many other left brain/right brain tests.
Tip: Try taking several different tests, or re-taking the same test multiple times. Picture yourself in various life settings each time, (at home, work, etc.) to see if you are getting thrown off balance in particular circumstances.
This downloadable electronic self-scoring brain preference indicator test replaces the one that used to be in the book How to Hear God’s Voice. I took the test recently and found I am still left-brain by nature. The original test which I took years ago and this new one both indicate essentially the same relationship between my left- and right-brain strengths. The electronic test also gives me an auditory score of 61 and a visual score of 39, which again indicates I am more left-brain.
So instinctively nothing changes. Though I have learned and grown a great deal over the years, the way I see and approach life has not changed. The difference is that now I know how to purposely step from the left to the right side of my brain so I can receive spontaneous thoughts and spontaneous pictures from the Lord. Give the test a try and pass it around to your friends. Then encourage them to get the book 4 Keys to Hearing God's Voice so they can learn to quickly come into whole brain balance and more easily catch the initiatives of heaven.
Free “4 Keys Wallet Size Cards” – Hand them out and transform lives!
Request up to 100 of the 4 keys cards FREE with every (non-electronic) order you place! You are presented this option when you are checking out in the shopping cart.
Every single issue of our free monthly email newsletter, "God's Voice Worldwide," includes fresh new journal entries from around the globe. Sign up for this free newsletter at the column to the right. An archive of these newsletters which are full of inspirational life stories and testimonies is available here.
Another free gift for you to download, enjoy and share with your friends!
Patti Virkler, the Academic Dean of Christian Leadership University, recently finished a complete re-write of the college course syllabus for our most popular class, “REN103 Communion With God.” It goes along with our new book 4 Keys to Hearing God’s Voice and is an amazing improvement over the already life-changing syllabus which was written 15 years ago. Time and experience do allow us the opportunity to continually improve our initial products and we pass these improvements on to you.
We believe this is so precious and valuable, it should be distributed as widely as possible to all people, colleges, Bible schools and Schools of Ministry with the goal of getting as many schools and churches and home groups as possible teaching this course on how to hear God’s voice. So we invite you to download the new syllabus, and pass it around as widely as possible. It is free!
The personal benefit to you is that by completing all the assignments in this course syllabus, you will absolutely internalize the skill of hearing God’s voice on a daily basis and recording what He is saying to you. If you want college credit for this, you may enroll in our REN103 Communion with God course which comes complete with an instructor, tests, a final grade and college credits. Click here to learn more.
Take It to the Next Level
To ensure that this message transforms your life, we offer you four options. Any of these choices will assist you in internalizing this teaching, helping you to be a doer of the word and not a hearer only (James 1:22) and allowing you to produce a bountiful harvest in your life.
Opportunity 1 – Host a home or church group
This home group in Slovakia shows the excitement of learning to hear God's voice together!
We learn more quickly if we are surrounded by others who are seeking to master the same skill. Pray and ask God who you know who might want to grow in this truth also and open your home to them for 10-12 weekly sessions (or host a small group in your church). We provide several resources to help you present this powerfully and effectively in a group setting, including DVDs and application activities. Experience the joy of cultivating skills together with a group of friends! Discover how to create and post your group…
Opportunity 2 – Hire a Personal Spiritual Trainer to coach you
Coaching or discipling is the method Jesus used to train the twelve disciples.
When you team up with someone ahead of you in an area to mentor you, and you share your questions and steps of growth with them, receiving their counsel in return, you ascend more quickly into mastery in that area. We have trained coaches who have mastered this topic who will commit to working with you for a 90-day period.
- The name of this PST Training Module is: Communion with God
- Discover how to hire a PST for $1 a day to coach you in this training experience
- Click here for the steps to sign up for a Personal Spiritual Trainer module
Opportunity 3 – Take this as a college course from home
Earn college credit while being apprenticed to mastery in this area! This topic is available as a course which you can take from your home through the distance learning program offered at Christian Leadership University. You may enroll in this course as a lifelong learner or apply it toward an Associate, Bachelor, Master or Doctoral degree.
- The name of this CLU college course is: REN103 Communion with God
- Learn how you can take CLU courses from your home
- Click here for the steps to enroll in the corresponding CLU course
Opportunity 4 – Host a seminar for your community
Transform your church and region by hosting a weekend seminar with an anointed trainer, where an impartation is released by the Holy Spirit into your community. Mark Virkler and others are available to be scheduled.