Power in a Question

This morning as I was dropping off my girls on their first day of school  Oh...... and I must include a selfie of  my 8th grader ...

This morning as I was dropping off
my girls on their first day of school
 Oh...... and I must include a selfie of 
my 8th grader
 that I found on my phone when I sat down to write the post

As I left the school building I was stopped by a dear friend who noticed me
 asked how I was and what I was doing for work this school year.
 As we began to converse she also asked about my husband.
She had heard that he might have had a tumor, but wasn't sure so she decided to ask me.
As I sat on a bench relaying the story to her,
I answered her questions about diagnosis, 
treatment, recovery and God's provision through the whole process.
 Her interest and concern struck me and warmed my heart. 
I, in an instant felt heard, valued.....

She was listening to understand 
not for the sake of being heard.

How often do we do this? 
Do we listen in order to interject what we think, 
or for the purpose to share 
what is going on in our lives?

Or do we listen to understand.....
In John 4, Jesus asks a question of a woman....
Not just any woman, but a Samaritan woman...
One whom the Jews would have 
no association with...
He asks her "Will you give me a drink?"
 That one question opened the door....
the door of conversation,
bringing understanding,
and ultimately it brought her life.
She then went to tell other Samaritans 
in the town of her testimony.
They urged Jesus to stay, and because of his words many more became believers.

Be Brave Jesus lovers.....
Shine your light
there is power in a question,
show you care,
hear their story,
and bring life.....

I am linking with Jennifer Dukes Lee



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Cindy Fincher: Power in a Question
Power in a Question
Cindy Fincher
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