New every morning is your love, great God of light, and all day long you are working for good in the world. Stir up in us desire to serve you, to live peacefully with our neighbors and all your creation, and to devote each day to your Son, our Savior Jesus Christ. Amen.

"A Liturgy for Morning Prayer,"" Upper Room Worshipbook

Reprinted by permission from the Book of Common Worship, © 2018 Westminster John Knox Press. All rights reserved. This prayer appears in “A Liturgy for Morning Prayer” in Upper Room Worshipbook.

Questions God Asks Us

Trevor Hudson • December 2008

BUY Print $14.99

Transformation comes from questions, not answers.

We often look to the Bible as the book of answers. How often, though, do we consider the challenging questions God asks? Hudson notes that Jesus was asked 183 questions in the Gospels but directly only answered three.

The Creator is teaching us as we teach children when they struggle with schoolwork: You learn more by doing than being fed an absolute answer.

In Questions God Asks Us, we're encouraged to focus on the quest rather than a resolution. Such an approach leads to deeper dialogue and intimacy with the divine. This is a critical turning point in our journey with God—as it was for the author.

"I thought the Bible existed to give me solutions to my everyday concerns and dilemmas," writes Hudson. "Then I realized I might be approaching God and the Bible from the wrong direction. It was as if God said to me, 'Trevor, rather than you always asking questions of me, start listening to the questions I have for you.'"

Each of 10 questions Hudson excerpts from the Old and New Testaments serves as a starting point for genuine conversation with the Creator. He assures, "We're not starting the conversation with God from scratch. God has already begun it. We just need to plug into the conversation that is already going on."

Questions God Asks Us offers a fresh approach for personal devotions and a unique discussion tool for small-group Bible studies. It's sure to bless anyone longing for a meaningful, growing relationship with God.

Trevor Hudson is a Methodist minister, pastoral therapist, and retreat leader in Benoni, South Africa. He is the author of several books, including Hope Beyond Your Tears, The Serenity Prayer, One Day at a Time, and A Mile in My Shoes. Hudson travels widely to conduct conferences, workshops, and retreats. Ministro metodista, terapeuta pastoral y líder de retiros en Benoni, Sudáfrica. Autor de múltiples libros, entre ellos; Hope Beyond Your Tears, The Serenity Prayer, One Day at Time y A Mile in My Shoes. Hudson viaja frecuentemente para realizar conferencias, talleres y retiros.

ISBN: 978-0-8358-9990-1

Imprint: Upper Room

Pub Date: December 2008

Trim Size: 5.25 in (w) x 7.5 in (h) x 0.3 in (d)

Page Count: 144

BISAC Categories: RELIGION / Christian Living / Spiritual Growth

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