I often pray for the Lord to lead me, guide me or show me what to do – and I think that many others do the same. What I now wonder is how often the Lord has tried to lead me and found me an unwilling follower. In Psalm 32 David perceived God saying this to him:
I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will guide you with My eye.
Do not be like the horse or like the mule,
Which have no understanding,
Which must be harnessed with bit and bridle,
Else they will not come near you.”
– Psalms 32:8-9 (NKJV)
This is perhaps an overlooked point. It might be wise for us to pray, not only for the Lord’s leading in a given matter, but for our own sensitivity to that leading, which He says will surely come.
May we all receive His instruction, His teaching and His guidance this day. And may we respond with complete willingness to whatever He reveals.