Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established.
By David Wilkerson
The kind of sensitive walk that allows us to hear God’s voice doesn’t come overnight. The Spirit has to teach us to seek him in our daily lives. Only then will he be able to direct our steps. The Psalmist speaks of this learning process: “What man is he that feareth the Lord? Him shall he teach in the way that he shall choose” (Psalm 25:12).
If we acknowledge God in all our ways, he will be faithful to speak. His Word promises, “In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths” (Proverbs 3:6). Throughout my fifty-plus years of ministry, I have quoted this verse frequently. Yet, at times, I still don’t mix it with faith.
Many times the Lord has spoken to me, saying, “Do this, David… Don’t do that…” On a few occasions, I’ve hushed his voice in my mind and gone my own way. And in every instance, God let me get into a confused mess that cost me. He says, “I am the Lord thy God, which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go. O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! Then had thy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea” (Isaiah 48:17-18).
My loving Father keeps delivering me from my failures. And I’m still learning. I want his supernatural peace to flow like a river in my soul.