For years, I’ve asked the Lord a simple prayer, “Make me a good asker of questions.”
This request was inspired by people I know who ask really good questions.
Asking good questions simultaneously deepen conversation and friendship.
Asking good questions is an art form I’ve always wanted to master.
But when I lost my husband, all I was left with was empty arms and fistfuls of questions. I discovered that in grief, questions are central. So it’s intriguing that one of the ways God answered my prayer to be a good asker of questions was through my book on grief, When Mountains Crumble. Where I pose questions that are bringing healing and comfort and answers to others who are hurting like I was.
Asking good questions changes our thought pathways and pulls us out of dark valleys and deep ruts.
I’m certain God prompted me to ask Him how to ask questions.
In When Mountains Crumble, we focus on some of the most powerful questions you can ask God in times of doubt and darkness.
Recently, I discovered a book who similarly poses questions to ask the Lord. Living Fearless by Jamie Winship has been challenging me to deepen my conversations with God in prayer. To not stop with one answer. To ask more. To dig deeper.
I just finished reading Living Fearless. It’s been a long time since a book challenged and comforted me. It’s been a long time since I marked up and underlined and folded corners. The sign of a much loved book. And it’s been forever and ever since I was sad a book was finished and wanted to just reread it.
So I can’t give Living Fearless by Jamie Winship a higher endorsement!
One good question (and hearing God’s response) can bring peace to chaos.
In a recent trial that left me upside down in both emotional and logical turbulence, I discovered Jamie’s book and it set me free. He led me to Jesus by proposing I ask the Lord this one simple question:
“God, what is the most important thing you want to say to me right now?”
And the answers I heard sunk so deep and healing into my spirit and my bones that I’ve been able to walk that trial out in peace.
It was such a simple question and the answers were so healing. So today, I share this question with you.
Two action steps toward healing and freedom:
- Ask the Lord flat out and directly… what is the most important thing he wants to tell you.
- And get yourself a copy of Living Fearless.
(Thank you my friend Morgan for sending this book to me! It was healing balm and manna! And thank you Mr. Jamie for living it and then writing it!!)