I believe God loves questions. He planted inside each of us a curiosity and he graciously is willing to receive our questions. He even is generous enough to hear some of the same questions over and over and over again.
I ask questions all the time when talking with God. Of course I don’t always wait for his answer but that is another story. I have slowly learned to accept that mystery of unanswered questions that dominate much of our lives here on earth.
Jesus asked many questions: Why do you worry? What can you give? Why are you afraid? What do you want? Who do you say that I am?
Personally I am fond of the What questions.
The question that asks Where could also be a fun one to explore.
I know the Who – God
I don’t think we are to know When since we aren’t in charge, God is.
I am not sure we will ever know the Why until we are in heaven and maybe not then.
1. What does that mean? Any good Lutheran reading this will recognize this classic question that Martin Luther used both in his spiritual journey and in his teaching. A great question to probe deeper into a bible verse or to reflect on a movement within your soul.
The right question nourishes the spirit. What “what” question is your favorite?
LeeAnn@Encouragement Is Contagious says
Thank you Jean for visiting my blog and leaving your oh so encouraging comment! It just makes my heart leap for joy when I meet another sister in the Lord.
I am so thankful that God doesn’t mind hearing our questions over and over again. It makes me think of my daughters when they were toddlers asking, Why this and why that over and over at just about everything!! I guess God did put that curiosity inside of us even as adults.
I guess the question I like to ask God is this: “How and who can I encourage and help today so that you (God) shines through?”
I haven’t always asked that question during times of trials and some depression. But I learned that when I took my mind off of myself by looking for someone else to help, that is when I realized the key to why God tells us to encourage one another etc…. It’s amazing how it can turn you whole world back to joy!
Again Jean, it is so nice to meet you. I enjoyed your post and will be returning for more. So sorry that I’m so wordy!!!!
I think, what does that mean, hits me more. How do I apply what I read in my life and spirit? Good pondering questions, Jeanie.
Jean Wise says
awww, Thanks dear Clella. Your note is real encouragement.
KINDRED HEART WRITERS says
Just when I think you have written the best post of the week I read another one that is even better. This so touches me and I sent it to my granddaughter. keep writing. clella