This has been a long time coming, but it is finally here.
See, I am a big believer in the power of the spoken word. This is one of the reasons I have not only books, but many audios available of messages that I have ministered on. Romans 10:17 declares that ‘Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.” God has chosen the foolishness of preaching to be the vehicle to deliver His messages. He is a believer in books as well, but it is interesting to note that Jesus never wrote one book, but He did say that ‘the words THAT I SPEAK are spirit and life.’ (John 6:63)
So yes, I am a big believer in the potential of the Holy Spirit using the spoken word to transmit spiritual life, and so I will continue to use this particular vehicle for His words. 🙂
Recently however, as I was going through the content I am about to release in the Spirit Life Training school regarding the memory- and there was another reminder of how important it is to actively engage multiple physical senses to encode information into the memory. Research has shown that the more senses that can be experienced in a lesson, the more likely it is to be remembered and easily recalled. I thought about how much audio content I consumed in my life, as I was driving, traveling, working, exercising… and how much it has shaped my life. I will forever thank God for whoever created the walkman and car cassette player (Ha- I know how that sounds these days), because I devoured so much of the preached Word of God using these tools.
In context of my training the memory, I can even connect places, thoughts, scriptures, experiences, because of how engaged I was to what I was hearing at the same time I was doing something physical, (travel, exercise, work etc). Both the message and the place (and activity), became reinforcing cues to bring each to remembrance. When I remember the place or activity, I remember the message. When I remember the message, I remember the place that I heard and meditated on that message there.
Listening to the Word in the midst of everyday life, is a powerful catalyst to saturating and transforming your everyday life with that Word!
This really convicted me that I needed to get this audio project done. The SLT school is so awesome, and I have been getting amazing reports from those who are going through it. However, it is meant to be a platform to take peoples training to the next level, and it is important to have the foundation of the content in the book built into your life first. Reading and going through the study guide in the book is very important, but I understand how busy people are. So I decided to invest time and effort in this project, and the result is almost 6 hours of audio (!) brought to life with as much passion and spirit as I was able to put into it. I understand the importance of projecting your spirit in your voice when you speak, (not many people do unfortunately), and so this was not a project I could simply delegate to any professional voiceover artist. It is only when you ‘believe in your heart,’ first then ‘confess with your mouth’ that eternal truths can be delivered effectively! The voice must carry spiritual creative content, not just information.
FYI- this audio does NOT contain the study guide in the written book- the variety of interactive content in the study guide (Q&A, fill-in-the-blank, Action Step follow ups etc) would not come across effectively in this audio book form.
So with that in mind, I hope you pick it up, and may this project is a powerful supplement to your Spirit Life Training. As always, we look forward to your training results!