Psalm 86:11 | World Challenge

Psalm 86:11

June 16, 2020

Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name.

Devotional Thoughts

By David Wilkerson

Tell me, where does Scripture say the Holy Ghost stopped giving detailed instructions to God’s people? When did the Spirit stop being present in our lives? When did his presence leave our right hand? The devil speaks to his own children. Why would the Lord neglect his own people?

Yet, we have to understand: 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: “Who is the man that fears the Lord? Him shall He teach in the way He chooses” (Psalm 25:12).

If we acknowledge God in all our ways, he will be faithful to speak. His Word promises, “In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your 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, “Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: ‘I am the Lord your God, who teaches you to profit, who leads you by the way you should go. Oh, that you had heeded My commandments! Then your peace would have been like a river, and your righteousness like 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.


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