All of my life, I have asked God questions. Why did you do this? Why did this happen? Is this really for my benefit? Can I do this? You want me to do what? This list of questions I have asked is long and extensive, yet it has changed as I have grown closer to him. New questions range from: How can I know you more? To How may I serve you more?
The reason those questions have changed is because of Questions God Asks me.
Yes, God asks questions throughout the Bible. He begins by asking Adam: “Where are you” (Genesis 3:9) and he continues asking questions to many others.
- In Job 38:4, God asks Job, “Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?”
- In Genesis 3:11, God asks Adam and Eve, “Who told you that you were naked? Have you eaten from the tree of which I commanded you not to eat?”
- God asks Cain in Genesis 4:9, “Where is your brother?”
Questions God Asks is a thought-provoking book that gets to the heart of mankind. Too often, we have this idea that because we are Christians, our lives will be easy. That is a myth that needs to be corrected. At no point in the Bible does God identify any one person who had an easy life without struggles of the world. His Word is filled with the truth that He blesses us through the good and the bad.
Israel Wayne does a superb job in making you ponder the questions God asks and how they not only relate to the person to whom He is asking them, but that He is also asking each and every person these questions. Israel shares his witty wisdom, knowledge and life stories to express his own need to sit with God and answer these questions in order to grow closer to God and truly understand that God is God. He is all-powerful, all-knowing and while we may not fully understand His ways (because we are human and HE is God), His ways are perfect and beautiful.
I highly recommend this book to everyone. If I could have hidden in my closet it to read it without stopping, I would have. I can’t wait for my husband to read it and it will be read by my oldest child next month. While I received an electronic download of the book to review (for free), I will be purchasing my own paperback copy next month.
Recently, I had a chance to interview Israel Wayne on my podcast: Rejoicing Daily. During this interview, we discuss Questions God Asks, as well was living a life of joy knowing we are redeemed through the saving blood of Christ. I know the podcast will bless you as much as this book: Questions God Asks.
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