Asking powerful questions is one of the most effective things you can do to result in life change.
“ASK, and it will be given to you; SEEK, and you will find; KNOCK, and it will be opened to you.” (Matthew 7:7)
What question can you ask God today that will result in a breakthrough?
In my devotional on May 9 titled “Letting Go and Letting God,” I mentioned that Ben Stewart is one of the top Christ-centered business coaches in the world. Ben taught me recently that there are 5 characteristics of a well-functioning team. At the foundation of these is trust. I was originally connected to Ben through Jerry Graham who has been my top mentor in the past year. In January 2008, Ben and I began sowing regularly into each other’s lives. Ben has now joined Jerry as one of the top coaches and mentors in my life.
On April 29 during our Marching Through Culpeper weekly prayer conference call, Virginia Morton said, “I’ve been thinking about Randy all this week. Randy has helped me get a new website and blog going. Randy is someone who seeks – he seeks constantly. He never gives up. So our key word for this week is “SEEK.”” This was Ben’s second time participating in these powerful prayer calls.
The next morning, Ben began formally coaching me in business on a weekly basis. During our Holy Spirit inspired coaching session, Ben asked a series of powerful questions. During our discussion, I shared that journaling is the lead domino for my life. It is through this extensive time of rest and reflection that revelations are birthed and people, ideas, and resources are connected.
During this coaching conversation with Ben, a light bulb went off that journaling is not only the lead domino for my life, but for my finances as well. Out of our discussion, a new series of weekly webinars is being birthed to coach people to journal in such a way as to experience breakthroughs in their lives. My very first journaling webinar will be at 7 PM on Tuesday May 20. More on that later this week.
On Saturday May 10, I had an awesome start to my day. Here is the first part of my journal entry for that morning:
Good morning Father. My spirit is leaping for joy as I listen to Songs of Zion while journaling. Thank You for waking me up early this morning to give me one of the most profound revelations of my life – ASK! That is my keyword for today.
Jesus, You instructed and promised in Matthew 7:7 (and Luke 11:9), “ASK, and it will be given to you; SEEK, and you will find; KNOCK, and it will be opened to you.” The three key words are ASK, SEEK, KNOCK.
Holy Spirit I hear You telling me very clearly, “Ask the LORD a question each morning.” I hear You saying, “To close deals, ask prospects questions. Don’t be a teller. To be the greatest salesman in the world, ASK questions. BE A COACH in all relationships, including in my marriage, with my children, with my family, and close friends.” Ask email subscribers questions through surveys.
What I read last night in Dan Stratton’s book Divine Provision is jumping out at me right now. “The gold is in what you hear. You will start hearing about opportunities and about needs that you may be able to meet. Do not get yourself trapped by the same person every week… and do not be the same one every week concerning someone else. If you want to stumble across opportunity, you must be an excellent listener. There are some who never get the gold nuggets because they want to talk about how smart and successful they are.”
Heavenly Father, we praise You as the God of questions and the God of answers. Thank You for the revelation this past week to ask You one new question each morning. Thank You that when the Holy Spirit inspires the question, You are quick to answer. Bless my readers to receive and apply today’s message. Thank You Jesus. Amen.
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