Patty Wysong has created a fun meme where once a week bloggers posted on the letter of the week. Check out the details here. It is called A2Z: Take 2. A2Z as she challenges bloggers to write a post each week going through the alphabet. Take 2 since this is the second time she has used this meme. Anyone can join in and you don’t have to always participate.
This fun meme has now progressed to the letter Q
I am thankful we have a God who we can question, explore, debate, and even wrestle. I believe the more we are honest with Him and reach out to Him with our doubts, fears, and anger – the closer He draws us to Him.
God is bigger than any of our emotions.
I know I ask Him a multitude of questions in my faith walk. But this past year I have let Him turn the tables and ask me questions. I have created a list of 50 questions from the Bible and often use one of them in my morning prayer to jump-start my meditation.
Since this week’s letter is Q, I naturally thought of these questions and wanted to share with you the five I use the most in prayer.
Imagine God asking you:
1. “Where are you?” Genesis 3: 9b
2. “Who do you say I am?” Mark 8:29
3. “Who is my neighbor?” Luke 10: 29b
4. “Who of you by worrying, can add a single hour to your life?” Luke 12:25
5. “What do you want me to do for you?” Matthew 20:32
For example the simple question of “Where are you?” leads me to picture where I am on life’s journey. I use my writer’s skills to add imaginative details to the locations, which often hint what I really feeling or experiencing. A desert could be a time of dryness. A rich green pasture, a time of rest and renewal.
Am I at a crossroad?
At a time of rest and wait?
Climbing slowly up an unknown mountain?
Who is with me?
Then God and I talk about that place. I often gain insight to understand what He is teaching me at that moment or direction for my next step.
Questions shape my conversation with God and help me make some sense in a foggy confusing world. I feel centered and more aware of His presence.
God loves questions. I think this is true because this form of conversation turns our hearts towards Him with eager anticipation. We listen to Him ask instead of filling up the space with our petitions or whining about our problems.
Prayer is a conversation between the Beloved and the beloved. Conversation is both listening and talking and using questions reminds me to listen more than chattering on incessantly.
I am pretty sure He enjoys asking the questions too.
What do you think about using questions in our prayers?