Better Questions Cultivate Ah-ha Moments
When the Apostle Paul was taken into prison in Caesarea and held in captivity by the governor, Felix for several years, he shared the message of what it means to be a follower of Christ. Felix, a cruel, godless person, was married to a Jewish woman. He came with his wife, Drusilla and sent for Paul and heard him speak about faith in Christ. Now as he reasoned about righteousness and self-control and judgment to come, Felix was afraid (Acts 24:24).
Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.
─ Jeremiah 33:3 ESV
Felix had an ah-ha moment. Sometimes an ah-ha moment comes during an emotional reaction. Emotions should be a fuel to reveal something or cause us to respond in a healthy way. He told Paul, “Go away from me now and when it is convenient, I will call” (Acts 24:25). But Felix never called for him.
Cultivate more ah-ha moments by asking better questions.
A helpful and practical thing you can do to cultivate more ah-ha moments in your life is to ask better questions. If you want the truth, you’ve got to ask the right questions.
The Bible is a question book. It’s filled with questions.
• How can a young person stay on the path of purity? Psalm 119:9
• Pilot asked, “What shall I do with Jesus?” That’s a great question that we should be asking.
• What good is it for someone to gain the whole world and yet forfeit his soul? Mark 8:36
• If God is for us, who can be against us? Romans 8.
Today’s One Thing
Choose one or two questions and write them down somewhere that you’ll see them several times a day. Keep those questions in front of you and wrestle with them for the next 30 days. Ask God to give you insight and answers.