Love you all, praying for you.
I just love God’s Word, it is truth, and life, and it is love. It teaches you to be more about others, than you are about you. Are you going on a trip soon? Do you have car time with someone, or coffee time? It’s so easy to become occupied with the trivial, and not really get to deeper places. Thoughts, to feelings, to emotions, to core beliefs, to heart attitudes, and core identity which affects your God view, and your world view. The next opportunity you have for conversation time with a friend new or old. Here are 11 Questions To Ask, to honor others, to discover them and yourself, and just go, a little deeper… Once you answer, it's a new opportunity to hold up your answers to the lens of God’s Word – The Truth that comes only from Him. So God can transform not only your thoughts and feelings, and beliefs, but your identity… So you truly become seated with Christ, in Heavenly Places.
11 Questions To Ask – that God can use
1 What Do You Need Most From God Today?
Praying that you’ll review The Best Question Ever. Praying that you will ask that of yourself and at least one other person, every day. Ask God for yourself – every PiVAT before dinner, and ask someone else, whether a close friend, or a perfect stranger. It will open a window into their heart. Ask God to give you the opportunity. He will, He wants to give truth and life to them, through you!
2 What are you most looking forward to?
This is an open ended question, let them take it anywhere they want. Listen well. See 11 Things… about listening! So you remember to do it well, so the natural tendencies that are ineffective don’t surface.
3 What is the one thing you would change if you could? (In the world, or about yourself)
This is an identity revealer, and a worldview revealer. What burdens someone - may indicate part of the purpose that God has for them… This insight into how you or they view themselves, can then be compared to what God says. It doesn’t have to be in this conversation, you might need to pray and search it out later. For now, pray before you say. This is just to listen, love, and affirm them.
4 What is one thing you would do over if you could?
This isn’t to circle in regret, or pain, but it can provide insight… wisdom from a lesson learned that God gave them. Transparency can begin the healing process, and can lead to God’s Truth if you choose to look.
5 What is your greatest hope or dream?
This gives you insight in what God might be leading them to, so you can help them get there, through prayer, Godly counsel, and encouragement.
6 What is your greatest success in your life?
This is a perfect opportunity for you to help them discover their testimony. Because every success they ever experienced, when it comes down to it, was God’s blessing, whether resource or ability… Any success is really a testimony of God’s favor and provision. A great opportunity to just rejoice with them, affirm them, and give God the credit He deserves. “God must really love you, He gave you x, y, and z to do this!” Our successes are always testimony starters – that we can overcome with… or praise starters – And God can go places with that!
7 What are the things that have made you successful? (That have most contributed to your success.)
This isn’t bragging, this is just giving them the opportunity to put into words the things that God taught them, so they can be reminded, and keep doing them! You could learn as well.
8 What is your favorite thing to do? (Top 3)
This draws to mind some great memories, and reveals how God made them, it helps you get to know them better.
9 Who is your best friend and why?
It’s not the who that’s the most important here, it’s the why. It reveals what they value, what value they place on themself, and what they think friendship is. It reveals what they need in a friend, or what they think they need. It will tell you some things you can do, that will bless them, and make them feel valued and loved.
10 What is your family like?
Their view of their family will indicate who they think they are, who they want to be or don’t want to be. And even what they feel about themselves. Family is so important. And if this is a wound, or a need in them, you can help fill that need with the help of your Father in Heaven.
11 What makes you the happiest? (Top 1, 2 or 3)
They’ll share what they value, and what makes them feel valued. It will give you insight in loving them well – to demonstrate the love of Jesus.
Praying that God will give you the opportunity to make a great investment in someone. The investment of questions that enable listening. Praying that you listen well, and love well, so you can point them to the One who loves them most!
Love you all,
Kelly Kamentz - Jesus follower, husband, father, and friend, helping others surrender time, thoughts, money, and testimony, to fulfill their purpose!