This could be - the best question ever. Ask this question every day for yourself, and then - ask somebody else.
It will open doors like you wouldn’t believe! This one question will draw you closer to the love of Christ and to the wonderful plans He for you. And it will draw others to the knowledge of Him, His great love for them, and the wonderful plans He has for their life! What do you need most from God today?
This carefully and specifically worded question is the first question of PiVAT – that you ask God each day doing PiVAT before dinner – to get God’s plans for you for tomorrow. It is the first question of obedience. Because to fully walk in the Good that God has for you today – you will need what only He can supply. What do you need most from God today? is the first thing you share on your Daily Call as you live out Hebrews 3:13, learning to obey daily, overcoming by the blood of the Lamb and the word of your testimony. What do you need most from God today? is a question that you will not know the answer to. You will need to Ask God first. But it is a question that God will always answer – if you ask. He knows exactly what you need – in order to walk in the plans He has for you today – plans to prosper you! What does God give? (See the PRISM Topic - What Does God Give) This list is extensive. He gives grace (power to do His will), He gives insight, wisdom, direction, joy, peace in the valley, that the world cannot give. He gives joy on the mountaintop, and in the depths of your greatest trials. He gives comfort in suffering and grief. He gives favor that you don’t deserve, success, skill and ability, discernment and knowledge, salvation and deliverance, protection and promotion, humility and honor. He gives an instructed tongue to sustain the weary, a word in season, He gives rest for your soul. He gives you your daily bread. He gives an inheritance, and blessing, He gives you an answer, He gives you fruit, He gives life and life more abundantly. God has for you today – plans to prosper you, not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future – Jeremiah 29:11
But to walk in God's plans for you - you need things from Him, beyond yourself. Dear Friend: Just as God loves you and has wonderful plans for you! He also has wonderful plans for others too; those who know Him as Savior and LORD, and those who are still lost in their sin, and in need of a Savior.
What do you need most from God today? This could also be the greatest ministry question ever!
God will move instantly. Ask God for an open door and boldness to ask this question to someone new every day, whether good friends or complete strangers. And then pray for them right there on the spot. God will lead you, He will speak His very Words for them – through you!
That’s why PRISM(5 things you can do in God’s Word every day) is so important. God’s Word is what the Holy Spirit wants to speak. Fill your heart with His WORD so the Holy Spirit can flow it through you as He leads you to pray for them. It is the life, wisdom and victory they need.
How to Use the Best Question Ever:
Step 1: Ask God for an open doorto pray for someone today – His very Words of love and life for them. When God opens the door – (He will) – ask them the best question ever: What do you need most from God today?
For a restaurant server… at the end of taking your order, you might just say – “Hey, one more thing…” (you’ll have their full attention) - “We’re just about to say grace…” “Could you tell me…” “What do you need most from God today?”
Or when talking with a stranger, as the conversation winds to a close, you could just say: “Hey can I ask you a personal question?” Don’t wait, just ask - “I was just wondering”… “What?...” (pause here, it will give them time to adjust their mind to a deeper question) “What… do you need most… from God today?”
Step 2: Just listen… You will be absolutely amazed at what comes out of their mouth! You’ll be surprised how many will pause – and say - “That’s a very good question, no one has ever asked me that before.”
Some will say “they need to win the lottery.” Some church people will say “God is so good, they don’t really need anything from Him” (These people don’t realize what God could give them, and that they do need things from him, beyond themselves, in order to walk at the next level He has for them.)
But for others, the Holy Spirit in that instant can bring unexpected vulnerability in their heart, when they sense that someone really cares about them and their needs, and who believes God will do something about it.
Step 3: Pray for them! Right there, out loud, on the spot. “Can I just pray for you” and don’t wait, just do it, they won’t stop you. You don’t need to shout, or get down on your knees in the middle of the airport… you don't even need to close your eyes... just invite God right now into the middle of your conversation – Let Him Speak through your prayer. He will.
Prayer is a powerful weapon. You can do something about their situation! With just one prayer, the Holy Spirit can use you to usher them and their deepest need into the throne room of The Almighty God! The One with All Power and All Authority, who loves them enough to die in their place, who has power to save them, deliver them, and change them and their situation. Your immediate prayer is also a powerful conduit of the Holy Spirit. He can flow through your spirit and your mouth to speak God's very Words of truth, hope, and love that He has for them.
Be open throughout the day - constantly look for God's opportunity to pray over others. Let him speak! God will set divine appointments - He will open doors. Praying over others is one of the most powerful ministries you could ever have. When the Holy Spirit fills your prayer over someone, (ask Him to lead you, He will!) - God himself uses your voice to say to them what He would say! You literally by the Holy Spirit - speak His truth, His hope, His love, His will, His grace, His blessing, His purpose, and His abundance into that person - whether they know him yet or not!
Things to Know about the Best Question Ever:
#1The devil will do anything to stop you – he doesn’t want God to speak directly into someone’s life through your prayer. He will cast doubt and accuse you. “What if they get offended, what if they think I’m stupid?” “They don’t want to be bothered.” The devil hates this question – because God always answers and moves. God always uses it in someone’s life to remind them of His great love for them, and His power to change their life for good! #2 God will give you boldness. I’ve asked the best question ever – many, many times – to friends and complete strangers. I’ve never asked that question without having to overcome the devil saying (don’t ask that this time), and I have NEVER one time regretted asking it. God always blesses obedience. No one has ever shot me, or got mad, some don’t quite understand at first, but they feel the love of Jesus when He prays over them through me.
Even mature Christians who ‘know I always ask this question;’ I can’t tell you the times when we’ve already talked for some time, it’s time to end the conversation, but I overcome the discomfort, obey God, and still ask this question anyway… What do you need most from God today?
Every time - I have always been amazed at what God does. Great conversations – instantly go to a new level – a deeper level, that would have never happenedif I didn’t obey and ask that question. Then God moves mightily through prayer – literally time after time. #3 Your obedience and boldness with this simple question could change their life forever. It brings glory to God. Do you love God enough, to let Him use you to speak His very Words through prayer to someone He loves? Do you love them enough to share the love of God with them? Fill your heart and mind with God’s Word! Ask God for open doors to ask this question, lead your prayer, and fill you with His Words to pray over them. He will speak. What if you asked this question every day... "What Do You Need Most From God Today?"
A PRISM Topic: is God’s Word on a single subject. A Relationship Topic is a perspective from God's Word on relationships. A PRISM Topic Packet is a grouping of PRISM or Relationship Topics of similar subjects... part of the M: Meditate on theWord of PRISM – (5 Things You Can Do Daily in God’s Word) to transform the way you think. Ask God what PRISM Topic or Relationship Topic He wants you to meditate on today.Take your PRISM Topic, Relationship Topic or Packet with you! Come back to them multiple times a day! “It is to be with him, and he is to meditate on it day and night, so that he may learn to fear the LORD…” - Deuteronomy 17:19