The fourth of Mark Virkler’s Four Keys for Hearing God’s voice is “journaling”. Virkler says, “I call the process “two-way journaling,” and I have found it to be a fabulous catalyst for clearly discerning God’s inner, spontaneous flow.”
Consider that much of the book of Psalms is simply David’s written dialogue with God.
Rose Starr in Denver, CO explains how the discipline of “listening by writing” is impacting her life…
“Spending time listening every day is a new thing for me. It has been challenging since it’s a new skill and I don’t feel “good” at it yet. However since I’ve been writing as I listen, I’m amazed that in a few short days I am writing more and more. I feel that God is indeed speaking to me and the thoughts that are flowing from my head/heart onto my paper are from Him. It’s been so encouraging. I mean, why wouldn’t I want to hear from my Papa every day? Then as I gather with my CO2 (church of two) or house church I have all sorts of things to share about what God is teaching me!”
For more about Mark Virkler’s Four Keys, see our Church 101 Course (Lesson Three). Sign up on the front page of our website.
Check out this post from Kathy from Richland Hills, Tx:
“My Co2 partner is my husband who has in the past couple of months has been spending everyday with the Lord, as he has been unemployed… In a nut shell, God has been moving mightily in his life during this down time and has changed his heart in such ways that it’s moved him to tears. He said this is what he’s been praying for and God’s given it to him. Before now, I would not have been able to have him as a Co2 partner. In fact, we missed our prayer time yesterday, and he pointed it out to me. This is a MAJOR MAJOR change in my husband and I really need some strong Co2ers in my area to hook up with… Thank you for offering this October challenge and inviting me to join in…. ”
Check out this from Our Father Abraham: Jewish Roots of the Christian Faith by Marvin Wilson: “Foundational to all theory on the biblical concept of family is the Jewish teaching that the home is more important than the synagogue. In Jewish tradition, the center of religious life has always been the home.” (p. 216)
The marriage, and then the family, is the first and most foundation expression of church. This is at the core of the house church concept. If this one biblical concept was restored, I believe America would be transformed as a nation. Your thoughts on this? (click “View Comments” to post)
What’s the smallest number of people you can have for a church? The obvious answer is two. Jesus said that whenever two or three met in His name, He would be present. (Mt 18). This could be called a “church of two” or a CO2. This simple concept has profound implications in at least several ways.
1. A CO2 can become the nucleus or first step in starting a larger house church or simple church. Start meeting with just two people and then add more as the Lord leads. So, the CO2 is a key for church planting.
2. A CO2 can become the basic building block of all larger expressions of church. So, a house church made up of several CO2s becomes stronger and healthier because of these pairs meeting daily through the week.
3. A CO2 made up of husband and wife greatly strengthens a family.
The CO2 is foundational to the LK10 Community. To learn more, watch the video below and sign up (on the home page) for our Church 101 Course.