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Summer in the Psalms-I WILL Wednesday Psalm 86:11

Hey Family, It’s I WILL Wednesday!  

Let’s look at this week’s I WILL passage:

Teach me Your way, O Lord; I WILL walk in Your truth; Unite my heart to fear Your name. Psalm 86:11

This psalm is a prayer of David. David asks God to teach him His ways. To show him, direct him, and prepare him to be able to understand and follow God’s will and purposes. David understood the importance of knowing, understanding, and walking in God’s ways.  

David knew that to walk in God’s truth he had to spend time with the Father. It is one thing to read about or see someone from a distance, but it is another to have intimate fellowship with them. We can have intimate fellowship with the Father through worship, prayer, and spending time in His Word. When we do, we allow the Spirit of God to write His truths on our hearts. Then you will begin to know and understand His character. You will see a contrast between your lifestyle and His holy standards. You will want to be like Him because you know His ways are higher than yours.

This is what David desired from the Lord. To know Him intimately and to be able to walk in His truth. To be brought to His side for teaching and learning.

David didn’t just want to know the Father to gain knowledge or to get blessings. He submitted to the Lord’s teaching so that he could live in the light of God’s truth, daily being transformed to the image of Christ. When we live like this, the Father will reveal His heart to us.

The second part of the scripture should be the desire of every believer. It’s radical! A radical, courageous prayer! David says, “UNITE my heart to fear your name.”  

David asked this because sometimes his heart was divided! And sometimes our hearts are divided too! Sometimes we’re up, other times, down. I know sometimes I can be all over the place!    

David strived for a united heart. He wanted a heart that is joined only with God’s heart so he would know how God wanted him to walk, talk, live, interact, and simply be. For this to happen, David had to cultivate an intimate relationship with God. In the bonds of this relationship, God could teach David, and David could know God. When God spoke, David understood and obeyed completely.

Don’t we all desire this? To stop the up and down roller coaster ride our hearts can take us on and have a close, intimate, and seamless relationship with God? A relationship that is so close that we hear Him, and our steps are in cadence with His heart! 

Can we be people like David, men and women after God’s heart? Will we ask the Holy Spirit to teach us? 

Ask Him to work on your heart so you can walk obediently in His truth. 

Ask Him to help you get to know His character more, to know how beautiful, how glorious, and how faithful He is.

Ask Him to transform you with His goodness and His love!

If you are willing, make the bold I WILL declaration today:

“Teach me Your way, O Lord; I WILL walk in Your truth; Unite my heart to fear Your name.”

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Does this passage of scripture from Psalms 86:11 speak to your heart? Will you boldly pray this prayer and then walk in God’s truth? If so, leave a comment below! I’d love to hear from you!

Your friend in the journey,

Erica

Remember, the Word W.O.R.K.S. We are walking in Wholeness, Obedience, Righteousness, and Kingdom Success through the Word of God

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