How to Talk to God – God’s Word for Today
Once Jesus told this parable:
9 – Jesus also told this parable to those who thought they were very good and despised others: 10 – Two men went to the temple to pray. One a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 – The Pharisee stood and prayed alone, thus: "O God, I thank you that I am not greedy or dishonest or immoral as others. I also thank you I am not like this tax collector. 12 – I fast twice a week and give you a tenth of all I get. "13 – But the tax collector stood at a distance and did not raise his face to the sky. Beat his breast and said, "O God, have mercy on me, a sinner! "14 – And he ended by saying, – I tell you it was this man, and not the other, who returned home in peace with God. Because who exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted. – Luke 18: 9-14
Pharisee: very religious person who boasts large outdoor holiness.
tax collector: Person, the name of the rulers collected taxes from the people. Some more greedy improperly charged higher values. They were hated by the Pharisees and also the people.
To speak to God must do as did the tax collector: with discretion, sincerity and humility of heart. Talking to God is prayer. Prayer is talking to God. To have access to God we have to go through a door. . We have no direct access to the Father We have to go through the true path that leads to the door of grace:
I am the door. Anyone who enters through me will be saved. Go in and out; and find pasture. – John 10: 9
Jesus assured them: "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father but by me. – John 14: 6
Through him we both you have full access to the Father by one Spirit! – Ephesians 2:18
Whatever you ask the Father in my name, I will do it, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. – John 14:13
It is only the name of the Lord Jesus Christ we have access to the Father. Let's put down an example of how we can make a prayer to talk to God about a particular problem. Problem: learn math.
Father, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, please make me understand math. Those numbers are driving me crazy. I do not understand those expressions, those letters and those signs. My teacher tried, and I've tried, but I can not understand. It did not enter my head. Father, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ give me understanding and wisdom to understand everything. God, I told my mother I wanted to be an astronaut. I said that because I thought it to be an astronaut I would not need to understand math. But she blew it. You know what she told me? She said that for me to be an astronaut I would have to learn math. This way does not. That's why I'm here talking to the Lord. I wanted to ask that the Lord made me understand a little math. Look Father, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I would also like to ask a favor to the Lord: teach me to do account to share because I do not aquento more to listen mockery of my friend Henry. It is the time laughing at me just because I can not do account split. That anger giving. He does that because he knows more math than I am. I do not want to be known that Henry. I just want to learn a little math to get anyone else laughing at me. Father, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ I thank the Lord for making me understand more math and make the other boys are not giving more laughter me. Thanks God.
It is about how we have to talk to God. Unafraid, directly, with respect, truth, simplicity and purity of heart. Just as children.
A big hug and be with God
Edilson Rodrigues Silva