Questions, Questions, Questions!
As a mentor, coach, and disciple developer of women, other than valuing them, the most impactful thing you can do, is to ask questions. These questions should be open-ended ones beginning with “What….” and How …” Jesus, the greatest mentor, coach, disciple-maker of all times, led and discipled by asking lots of open-ended questions.
This week, I thought I’d give you some starter questions to get you thinking and, hopefully, seek God for answers.
In the book of Hebrews, Chapter 11, it’s written God will reward those who earnestly seek Him. And anyone who is seeking and searching for God will not be disappointed. A wonderful example is the Ethiopian eunuch in Acts 8:26-40. The eunuch was reading Isaiah 53:7-8, and he was seeking to understand who the passage was about. According to Acts 8:26, an angel directed Philip to go and meet the eunuch. When Philip found the eunuch (Acts 8:27-29), he explained that the passage was about Jesus Christ, our God (Acts 8:34-35). The eunuch responded by believing in Christ and gaining eternal life. His sins were forgiven, and he was headed for heaven.
-What do you find your soul is thirsting for? (Read John 7:37-52 John 4:14)
-How does the suffering and persecution of Jesus give you insight that He understands your pain? (Read Matthew 27:27-31, Mark 15:15-32)
-How are you adding value to other people’s lives? (Read 2 Timothy 2:14-21)
-How do you know you’ll go to heaven when you die? (Romans 3:23, 6:23, 10: 9-10, John 3:16-18 6:40, 10:28-29, 11:25
“You know, eternal life does not start when we go to heaven. It starts the moment you reach out to Jesus. He never turns His back on anyone. And He is waiting for you.” Corrie Ten Boom
Father God, we are praising you for Jesus. He paid an incredible price for us to not lonely have eternal life, but also to live this life on earth with You and your abundance. Lord, if anyone is reading this and does not know your forgiveness and amazing grace and mercy, I pray they will declare with their mouth that you, Jesus, are Lord. I pray they ask you to forgive their sins and that they believe in their hearts that you, God, raised Jesus from the dead. Thank you, Lord, for our salvation is a gift from you by grace and through faith. Because there is nothing we can ever do to earn our salvation. Thank you, Father, for loving us the way you do. In the name of Jesus, I pray, Amen.