I have been reflecting tonight on my experience of being a Christian. I became born again on the 17th of March, 10:30am, 1997. This means I have nearly spent 15 years in service to the King of kings.
During this time I have had great experiences and not so great experiences in the church. I have experienced great pastoring, and I have experienced not so great pastoring. I have been shown much grace, and have been shown little to no grace. And if the truth be told, I too have shown the same at one time or another.
But tonight it struck me that there are a number of questions that I have never been asked on a regular basis by any of my pastoral overseers. And yet, I believe these questions should be asked on a regular basis. And again, I too am guilty of not asking others these same questions; at least on a regular basis.
The questions I would like to ask and be asked are as follows and are in no particular order.
- How is your walk with God?
- In what areas of your life do you need help to exercise faith?
- Who do you regularly pray for?
- Who have you asked recently to pray for you?
- How are you active in sharing your faith with others?
Perhaps you can think of other questions, or better ways to frame the intent behind these questions.