Just Ask

Posted on March 6, 2020 by Catey Stover in Victory Call

In all different types of relationships, we seek to understand the other person. Good communication is necessary. Whether it is co-workers, children, spouses, bosses, pastors, friends – if something is said that is not clear to us – what do we do?

We can pretend we know what they mean – what good does that do? That surely leads to misunderstanding.

We can ignore them, which is loving ourselves more than we are loving the other person.

We can assume we know what they mean and get angry lashing out, which is evidence of pride and impatience in our lives.

Hopefully, if we are genuine in our desire to understand and build a relationship with the other person when we fail to understand what is said, we ask questions. If done with humility and real interest it communicates to the other person – “you matter to me, what you think is important, I want to understand you.”

All that is true but all that is to lead us to this point.

How is your communication with God?

When you don’t understand what you are reading in His letters (the Bible) what do you do? Do your eyes glaze over and your mind check out? Do you rush along to get through it, gleaning nothing out of it? Or do you ask questions as you move along? You’d be surprised by how God answers.

What does your approach to Scripture communicate to God about your interest in what He has to say? Is it, “I want to know You”? Or, “I want to get done”?

Written By Diane Hunt: Diane Hunt serves on the board of America’s Keswick and provides ministry support from her home in North Carolina. She is also a biblical counselor and women’s event speaker. For more information about having Diane speak at your next event please contact her at dhunt@americaskeswick.org.

Think About This: “We need to make peace with who we are so insecurities don’t become a distraction to how we live. Just because I sometimes feel insecure doesn’t mean I have to be insecure.” — Lysa TerKeurst

The Daily Bible Reading: Ruth 4 , 1 Samuel 1-4| You can download our 2020 Daily Bible Reading Plan by clicking here. 

This Week’s Verse to Memorize: Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my [h]strength and my Redeemer. –Psalm 19:14

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the doctrinal and theological views held by America’s Keswick.

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