Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Asking The Right Questions

Year 5 - Day 171: Today, I am grateful we can ask the right questions.

Today, I need to keep it short. 

When faced with hard things and difficult situations, we so often want someone to give us answers. In truth, the right answers come from asking the right questions. 

I had children that asked tons of questions. To be honest, I miss those conversations in the car and at the table. 

Questioning is key to learning. Ask the right questions, and you learn to think for yourself and figure things out. Almost anyone can memorize facts and repeat back by rote. Real learning comes from the process of questioning. 

This is why,  I am confident that God... like a good father... welcomes our questions. He will not always give us the answer at the moment we ask, but if we seek his face through his word and as we pray, we will find him in those moments. He will show us his face and we will know what to do. 

I love this quote from Abraham Lincoln: “Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; 
my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.” -Abraham Lincoln

Perhaps we need to be less concerned with being on the winning side and more focused on being on God’s side. To know his side, on must seek his heart. To dwell in the protected shelter of the Most High, we must abide in Him. Dig in and steep ourselves in his word and his ways. Then we can know His heart and choose His side... and his side is always right. 

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. -Psalm 91:1

We can be fearless when we know we are walking in His way and according to His will. It is not always easy... there will be trials and troubles... but it is always the place we will find peace and rest. 

We don't have to have all the answers on this journey. We simply need to keep seeking his face and he will cover us with his grace. His word and the Holy Spirit will never steer us wrong. 

Today, I am grateful we can ask the right questions.

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