What a pleasure to have you here! I hope that God speaks to your spirit through these words as he did to me.
Reading this portion of the text, one can notice that The Bible does not identify which of the disciples it was that got up and asked Jesus to teach him and the other disciples to pray. However, regardless of the disciple’s identity, the critical thing here is what he did. He named a need, not only personal but collective, a need that was certainly spiritual and not material, and this was the need to learn to pray.
Staying away from selfishness in our prayer life is crucial to successed which means that we will get what we need.
When you ask, you do not receive. because You ask with wrong motives that you may spend what you get on your pleasures”
Undoubtedly, all that Jesus was for his disciples back then, the Holy Spirit is for us believers today, and one of these particularities is that he is our teacher.
The ministry of teaching was beautifully and wisely exercised by Jesus while on earth. All the time, He was in the business of educating his little ones, sometimes using parables or thru a sermon.
“Now, when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up to a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, 2, and he began to teach them”Matthew 5:1-2
Look inside of you, look around you and Identify the spiritual necessity as the disciple did, then know exactly where to go to seek the instruction to fulfill that need: our Lord Jesus Christ through His Holy Spirit.
Assuredly, The Spirit of the Lord asks us today what is it that we don’t know and what we know we need to learn? Maybe it’s not just learning to pray, perhaps learn to forgive, to bless those who curse at us, not to be indifferent nor apatic, to be generous with our neighbor not only with our finances but also with our time, to listen, to be silent, to love, to wait, to rest in the Lord and so on.
Indeed there is nothing we do not know in which the Spirit of the Lord is an expert. He has every desire to teach and re-educate us if we are willing to learn He is eager to teach us; we must have the heart and the ear available and ready to listen, learn, and obey. But remember that learning is a process that implies time and effort on our end; also, remember that not everyone learns in the same way nor at the same speed; in some cases, it is slow; in others, a little faster. The vital thing here is permanency and humility to recognize that we need help and therefore look for it and look for it in the right place. Certainly, Progress and continue growth are the right metrics not perfection when is defined by men.
Blessings you and happy journey ❤️🔥