Cleverness is seen in answers; Wisdom in questions

Which of us hasn’t had difficulties and challenges? Help comes in many forms:

  • Counsel from the Word
  • Counsel from friends
  • Prayer with others
  • Prayer alone
  • Encouragement
  • Proper questions

Prayer is asking for God’s answers. He answers prayer and this ministry is testimony to that fact. Sometimes His answers come in the form of Godly counsel. Proverbs tells us:

There is wisdom in many counselors.

I have been blessed with a wife and Christian friends who can help me ask the right questions. That’s incredibly valuable because we often suffer from asking the wrong questions. To quote a favorite movie, That, detective, is the correct question! Another great example is a woman who described her own website as:

A collection of answers people don’t want to hear to questions they didn’t ask.

A devotional blog is just one part of this ministry. The feedback is extremely encouraging. But anything worth doing is worth doing better. That’s where YOU come in. I want to give you the opportunity to start the discussion, not just respond to what is written by me or guest writers.

Questions are not limited to a small group of people. People of all walks of life have questions:

  • Husbands have questions
  • Wives have questions
  • Parents have questions
  • Students have questions
  • Teachers have questions
  • Doctors have questions
  • Retirees have questions
  • Pastors have questions
  • Bible study leaders have questions

Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers – Voltaire

That list could be longer, but it makes my point. The list of questions offered in prayer are even more numerous. People want to know what the Word says about:

  • Money
  • Relationships
  • Family
  • Heaven
  • Church
  • Ministry
  • Daily living
  • Hell
  • Raising children

The goal is to encourage readers to request a post on a subject of their choice. And that gives us the opportunity to offer Biblical counsel. God’s Word is the light we all need in any situation. I also know one reader’s question could help with another reader’s prayer. God does work in mysterious ways!

This section of the website will need a name. There is wisdom in many counselors and YOUR idea may be the one needed. Please help. Once we get a name we will create the necessary graphics and a submission form.

In the meantime, feel free to comment on the bottom of this post or any post this week. Since I know many of you will take this option anyway, you can also send an email to

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