It is interesting that God asks questions since He knows everything. Yet He does. He asks Adam and Eve’ ‘where are you?’ He asks in the hearing of Isaiah, ‘whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?’
Jesus asked some key questions, most importantly, ‘who do you say that I am?’ (Matt. 16:15). He also asked various questions of those He engaged with who sought or needed healing:
‘Do you want to get well?’ (John 5:6).
‘What do you want me to do for you?’ (Mark 10:51).
‘Do you believe I am able to do this?’ (Matthew 9:28).
‘Do you see anything?’ (Mark 8:23).
Some questions need a straight answer, but many of the questions the Lord asks don’t require that, but they do require a response. They require us to expose ourselves to the question, to kneel, to worship, to wonder and to ponder. Let His question come into your inmost being. Let it search you. Let the Holy Spirit partner with you to discover and draw out a response that will lead you into the greater fullness of life that Christ has for you.