During this season of Lent, I have been encouraging us to read through the Gospel of Luke together, and one of the things you can see as we read any of the Gospel accounts of Jesus’ life is that Jesus has lots of questions. Matter of fact, Jesus is really good at asking questions, and you know, the right question at the right time has a way of making you think, it engages your heart, and it can penetrate a hard heart in a way that telling never does. So, Jesus, the One who knows it all, instead of telling us the answers, asks us questions.
We often ask questions because we want information for ourselves, but Jesus asks questions because he wants transformation for someone else. He wants the person to be changed by the question. So, it’s no wonder scripture records over 300 questions Jesus asked.
Questions can be very powerful today. Today, counselors, parents, and friends can connect more deeply when we learn to engage in what has been called “the fine art of drawing another out,” and the best way to do this is by asking questions. So, here are some questions you can use to draw out those around you, honor them by listening, and help to better connect with your family and friends. So here goes:
*What would a perfect day be like for you?
*What’s your dream vacation?
*What is your most treasured memory?
*Would you like to be famous? In what way?
*When did you last sing to yourself? To someone else? What song?
Now, let’s start going a little deeper:
*When have you felt closest to God?
*What would you most like people to remember you for when you die?
* Where are you in your spiritual journey right now? Where would you like to be?
* What has Jesus been saying to you recently? What are you going to do about it?”
*For what in your life do you feel most grateful? How regularly do you express thanks to God for it?