When first meeting someone what do you do? Hopefully, you do not immediately start talking about yourself. The natural thing to do is to start asking them questions. These questions range from occupation to favorite color depending on the social context.
Asking people a million random questions about themselves is often times how we get to know people. We see question asking at its peak when first trying to spark a romantic relationship with someone. Whether its in person staying up all night talking or texting someone all day we have all played the question asking game. The more questions we ask the more we really want to know about the person.
As Christians, many times we say we want to know God. We come to him asking what his will is for our lives and then dumping all of our problems on him saying, “Fix it.” Once he fixes the problems we barely even thank him and then go on with our lives till the next crisis comes.
Think about it for a second. What would happen if you did that to a human being, especially someone you just met? Things would not go very well. We would never really get to know anyone if all we wanted to do was talk about ourselves. It is impossible to get to know someone when we only ask questions pertaining to us. Think about how annoying it would be if someone said they wanted to know you yet all they did was ask what do you think about me and my life, and they constantly came nagging you to fix their problems. It would be extremely annoying, yet this is what we do to God often times. Fortunately he is gracious, and even in these times he answers prayers. He is an extremely loving God, if it were a human being they would probably start avoiding us at all costs.
Just as the questions you ask a human being when first meeting them and through out your relationship reveal the level of which you want to know them at, so it is with God. As with any relationship, asking God questions is a crucial part of getting to know him. Don’t just ask him questions about your life. We are created in the image of God. He has thoughts and feelings like we do. Ask him about them. You will be amazed at the heart of God.
The greatest relationship of your life is waiting for you. All you have to do is ask!
Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks recieves; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.