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Jesus’ disciples had seen him walk on water, heal the sick, turn water into wine, preach and teach multitudes and even resurrect the dead. But they never asked him to teach them how to do these things. Instead in Luke 11:1 they asked Jesus to teach them how to pray. “One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples.” This means that they knew the power of prayer, that they can be able to do all these things if they cultivate a prayerful life. They asked for what they desired to know.
The psalmist also had a desire, and asked God to teach him. ‘Teach me, Lord, what you want me to do, and I will obey you faithfully; teach me to serve you with complete devotion.’ Psalm 86:11. He desired to know exactly what God wanted him to do; He desired to serve God with complete devotion. He asked for it in that prayer knowing that God hears and is willing to teach us what we desire to know. It is obvious that no man can walk on His own, we all need Jesus in this walk of faith; in every step of the way.
Many times when we are going through challenges we often ask ‘What is God teaching me?’ at times we find the answer, at times we don’t. Today, let us change that question to ‘What have I asked God to teach me?’ Well, when was the last time you asked God to teach you something? We need to know that God is the author and finisher of our faith. He is able to teach us all that we desire to know. Now, that brings us to another question, ‘do you have spiritual desires? If you were to list the top five desires that rest in your heart each day, are any of them spiritual? If not, I pray that the Lord will grant you the desires of your heart, that He will replace your desires with what you need to desire for. He gives desires that have kingdom value.
May the Lord teach us to love, may He teach us to be patient, may He teach us to read His word, may He teach us to obey, may He teach us to walk in His ways. I pray that He will give us a desire for Him and His kingdom; that we shall desire to please Him in all we do. That as we ask for other things of this world, we shall be careful to seek Him first, and where we don’t know how, we shall be quick to pray saying ‘teach us Lord’