6/20/09

If You Could Ask God A Question

If you were able to stand before God right now and ask Him one question what would it be?

Now I am laying aside the theological implications of this question. I am going for the heart. We all have questions. We all have things we want to know, wonder about, etc. So what are they?

Would your question be about prayer? Healing? Life? War? Disease?

What are your real questions?

Questions are ok.

Abraham asked questions of the Lord. So did Moses, David (read the Psalms), even Jesus asked questions of the crowds who questioned Him. Questions can help us to go deeper in our understanding of Him. Questions can help clarify what we are truly thinking. Sometimes just asking them can help clear our mind and get to the heart of our concerns. It can help us draw closer to God.

My question. Why? Why do we have to suffer physically? (I know the theologically correct answer to this. Doesn't mean I can't ask!)

Matthew 7: 7-8) "Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened."

Seek God, let the questions draw you closer to Him!

So what would you ask?

10 comments:

filihok said...

From Exodus 20
"Do not have any other gods before me"

Does this mean that there are other gods? You're not real clear on this. And if you aren't the only god then why should I pick you?

RDA said...

Good Question Filihok thanks!

Mike Massaroli said...

Why didn't you make your presence known to all, so as to let all of us who lived a good life into Heaven, regardless of whether we believed in you or didn't believe in you due to a lack of sufficient evidence?

Justin J. Bartz said...

Why should anybody pray if it's all "God's Will"? Is it possible for them to change your mind if what they want isn't in your "divine plan"? It makes praying seem like a waste of time.

Thanks,
BINGLEBOP

(P.S. Oh, and what if you were one of us? Just a slob like one of us? Just a stranger on the bus trying to make his way home?)

RDA said...

Thanks Guys,

Good questions and I will follow up on these in a day or two. Will give others a chance to respond first.

Rick

4thpoint said...

How long?

RDA said...

A colleague of mine sent me this link:

http://www.christianitytoday.com/biblestudies/poll.html

which asks almost the same thing via multiple choice.

Jtrip said...

"Why did you mess up so bad when making people? Or better yet, make people at all?"

RedsoxRockies

RDA said...

Jtrip....He didnt mess up, people did. He made us and gave us free choice, man chose to mess it up. If He made us without the ability to screw up we'd be robots!

RDA said...

@Justin - Prayer is communicating with God. To often we go to Him with a list of requests instead of treating prayer as a conversation.

@Mike - He did make His presence known but no one can come to God except through Him, it doesn't matter if you've led a good life!