Studies show 4-year-olds ask as many as 200 to 300 questions a day. Between the age of 2 and 5 kids ask on average 40,000 questions. Asking questions is essential to learning and it’s something kids do naturally. But what about adults?
Jesus asked over 300 questions during His ministry. He spoke in parables and many times answered a question with a question for the benefit of the questioner.
Why are you worried about your clothing and what you will eat? Mathew 6:28
Why would you notice the speck in your brother’s eye and not the beam in your own eye? Mathew 7:2
Why do you doubt? Mathew 14:31
Who do you say that I am? Mathew 16:15
Why does this generation seek a sign? Mark 8:12
In our relationship with God, Jesus tells us: “Ask and it shall be given unto you.” James says the same “You do not have because you do not ask.”
When we ask in prayer, God moves immediately and gives us the answer in our spirits. We are responsible for believing that and acting accordingly to bring the answer into the physical world. God is a spirit (John 4:24), and He always supplies our answer to our spirit man. Through faith, we then give physical substance (Heb. 11:1) to what God has done.
Communication with God is Spirit to spirit. The Lord speaks to our spirits, not in words, but in thoughts and impressions. Then our spirits speak to us in words like, “I think the Lord wants me to do this” The Lord doesn’t typically say “You do this or that,” but He will impress your spirit to do something, and then your spirit says, “I think I should do.” Our gracious heavenly Father speaks to every one of His children constantly, giving us all the information and guidance we need to be total overcomers.
As God’s own children we should never feel ashamed or embarrassed to ask questions. Our Father delights in us and wants us to grow closer to Him.
Autumn is such a wonderful time to take long walks with Jesus asking, listening and enjoying the relationship you have with Him.
Keep us posted on all the answers you receive from your amazing questions.