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I’m a shy person by nature, so it is difficult for me to walk into a room full of people and start up a conversation.

You could call me a wallflower, because that is probably where you’d find me–watching, but not participating.

As an adult I still have insecurities, but I have learned the best way to start a conversation.

Ask Questions.

Jesus asked questions even though he knew all the answers. His method allowed people to start thinking, and possibly see things from a different perspective(or literally see).

If you’re talking with someone of a different faith, ask them how they get to heaven.

And listen to the answer.

And ask more questions. It can open the door for you to share your faith with them.

In a marriage, besides saying I love you, make it a habit to ask, “Is there anything you want me to do today”? I did just that this week, and I found that what my husband said was easier to do, because he didn’t come out and command, “Do this.”

Here I’ll share an interesting interview on interrogations- a higher art form of asking questions.

Luke 18:35-43Christian Standard Bible

A Blind Man Receives His Sight

35 As he approached Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the road begging. 36 Hearing a crowd passing by, he inquired what was happening. 37 “Jesus of Nazareth is passing by,” they told him.

38 So he called out, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” 39 Then those in front told him to keep quiet,[a] but he kept crying out all the more, “Son of David, have mercy on me!”

40 Jesus stopped and commanded that he be brought to him. When he came closer, he asked him, 41 “What do you want me to do for you?”

“Lord,” he said, “I want to see.”

42 “Receive your sight.” Jesus told him. “Your faith has saved you.” 43 Instantly he could see, and he began to follow him, glorifying God. All the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.

누가복음 18:35-43Korean Living Bible

35 예수님이 여리고에 가까이 가셨을 때였다. 한 소경이 길가에 앉아 구걸하다가

36 사람들이 지나가는 소리를 듣고 무슨 일이냐고 묻자

37 그들은 “나사렛 예수님이 지나가신다” 하고 말해 주었다.

38 그러자 그는 큰 소리로 “다윗의 후손 예수님, 저를 불쌍히 여겨 주십시오” 하고 외쳤다.

39 앞서 가는 사람들이 그를 꾸짖으며 조용히 하라고 했으나 그는 더욱 큰 소리로 “다윗의 후손이시여, 저를 불쌍히 여겨 주십시오” 하고 외쳤다.

40 예수님은 걸음을 멈추시고 그 소경을 데려오라고 하셨다. 소경이 가까이 왔을 때

41 예수님이 그에게 “원하는 것이 무엇이냐?” 하고 물으시자 “주님, 눈을 뜨게 해 주십시오” 하고 그는 대답하였다.

42 그래서 예수님이 “오냐, 눈을 떠라. 네 믿음이 너를 낫게 하였다” 하고 말씀하시자

43 그가 곧 눈을 뜨고 하나님께 영광을 돌리며 예수님을 따라갔고 사람들은 이 광경을 보고 모두 하나님을 찬양하였다.

My mother-in-law is an Alan Jackson fan, so I’ll post his rendition of the great song, Amazing Grace. I once was blind but now I see.

I haven’t watched award shows in probably 30 years, but when it was announced that BTS would perform on the Grammy’s I watched.

And I realized why I don’t watch mainstream award shows.

I turned the TV off during certain performances because I couldn’t stomach them. The only reason I stuck it out was because BTS was next. They kept us waiting.

Sadly, BTS didn’t win in their one category. They should have been nominated in multiple categories.

Recently an award show popped up on my YouTube feed. This is one award show I’m not ashamed to say I watched all the way through.

Some great performances.

None that made me want to shield my eyes.

I’m praying one day BTS will be a part of this award show. Many people are praying for BTS.

Matthew 19:23-26 Christian Standard Bible

Possessions and the Kingdom

23 Jesus said to his disciples, “Truly I tell you, it will be hard for a rich person to enter the kingdom of heaven. 24 Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God.”

25 When the disciples heard this, they were utterly astonished and asked, “Then who can be saved?”

26 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

마태복음 19:23-26 Korean Living Bible

23 그때 예수님이 제자들에게 이렇게 말씀하셨다. “내가 분명히 너희에게 말한다. 부자는 하늘 나라에 들어가기가 매우 어렵다.

24 내가 다시 말하지만 부자가 하나님의 나라에 들어가는 것보다 낙타가 바늘귀로 통과하는 것이 더 쉽다.”

25 제자들이 이 말씀을 듣고 몹시 놀라 “그렇다면 누가 구원받을 수 있겠습니까?” 하고 물었다.

26 예수님은 제자들을 바라보시며 “사람의 힘으로는 할 수 없지만 하나님께서는 다 하실 수 있다” 하고 대답하셨다.

The BTS Grammy performance:

They were fully clothed and gave a classy performance compared to the others that night.

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