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Willing to be Willing

Behold, You desire truth in the innermost being, and in the hidden part You will make me know wisdom. - Psalm 51:6 (NASB)


This psalm was penned by King David after his affair with Bathsheba and arranging the death of her husband. David understood that his sin was against God (vs 3,4) and desired to be cleansed from his sin (vs 7,10).

I started to think about when we may not be aware that we are sinning, like being prideful or stubborn toward the things of God. Because God still desires “truth in the innermost being” and He can reveal the “hidden parts” and make us “know wisdom”, are we willing to seek God for the truth about ourselves?


Pride can be thinking we are right in our own eyes (Proverbs 21:2), believing something to be true when it isn’t and never asking God for His perspective in the matter (Proverbs 13:10). We may have a good case to argue, and we may justify the reason we believe we are right, but God wants to get our thoughts on Him and to pursue life with Him at the helm with a willing heart. (Psalm 139:24)


David spoke from a place of total surrender and asked to be sustained with a willing spirit (vs 10, 12). I imagine David may have made different choices if he would have given up himself to God before choosing Bathsheba.


What will it take for us to lay aside ourselves and our thinking so we can start afresh walking in the wisdom of the Lord in His strength?

Heavenly Father, You are holy and deserve my allegiance, take me as I am and show me truth. In my innermost being reveal anything that is contrary to Your will, make me know Your wisdom and give me a willing spirit to accept and walk in Your truth.


This devotion by author, Terrie Miles, is exclusively and solely shared with permission to New Beginnings Church. Any unauthorized printed reproduction, sharing or use of this material is prohibited.



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