I often find myself asking questions of myself. I know that might sound strange to you. I think it is a good task to do from time to time (as long as I don't audibly answer myself). The questions I find myself asking of myself are simply to help me reflect upon my heart before God. As I read many of the old Puritans, they would often ask questions of their soul. I like that. They asked questions of their real self.
As I was sitting in my office this morning, I just went through several questions for my soul. I did not have good answers for all of them. But they were things that made me stop and think. Some are fairly random, but I thought I would share them today. If you want, ask them of your soul.
- What did I learn in my Bible reading this morning?
- Did I just read it because I was supposed to read it or because I was truly seeking God?
- Why is it that often when I read the Scriptures, it seems like a bunch of words and not coherent thoughts?
- Why does my mind wander to so many things when I read the Bible or spend time in prayer?
- Why is prayer so difficult at some times and easy at other times?
- What does that say about my heart before God?
- Do I just seek Him when I'm desperate?
- Why am I not desperate for Him all the time?
- And why is my mind continually going back to a basketball game that my team lost last night instead of my God who never loses? Ever.
- What will today hold for me?
- What situations does God have for me today where I might be able to influence someone for Christ?
- When that situation arises, will I take it or coward away from it?
- Why am I ever ashamed to speak up for Jesus?
- How can I teach my children to be evangelistic if I am not?
- Will I be sensitive today to do all things to the glory of God?
The questions just keep on coming . . .
What do you ask of your soul?