by Dudley Anderson

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21 November 2014

Dear God-tracker


It was a cold dark winter's night when I set up my humble telescope in the back garden to gaze at the stars. I love star gazing. I think the Lord gives us a taste of his glory and extravagance in the enormity of the galaxies. This night I trained my telescope on Saturn. Apart from earth, I think Saturn is the most beautiful planet in our solar system. As I twisted the focus knob the image began to take shape in my lens. I was completely awestruck by the tiny spectacle I saw of the second largest planet in our solar system with its magnificent rings. At its closest Saturn is 746 million miles away from my telescope, yet I saw it as clearly as though I were almost upon it.

Faith is telescopic! In Habakkuk 3 we read, "Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Saviour." From where the prophet was standing, the future looked pretty bleak. In his flesh, he may have wondered how in the world the Lord would restore his people. But even as he gazed into the future, Habakkuk knew that the Lord was already on the other side of tomorrow, meeting their every need. He was able to gaze into the distance through the telescope of faith and, as he did so, he declared, "The Sovereign LORD is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to go on the heights."

Perhaps you're facing immediate difficulties today and feel that there is no way you'll get through tomorrow. Maybe you're wondering how you will ever overcome the astronomical financial mess you're in. It could be that you're praying for a loved one far off, who is sick in body or afflicted in soul. Well, if that's you then allow me to encourage you to pick up your humble telescope of faith and look through those clouds and on to the stars beyond. The prayer of faith will make the sick person well. Jesus said that with God, all things are possible. The Lord Almighty who spoke the universe into being is the One who calls things that are not as though they are. Faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of a life we cannot see, from here. All the great heroes of faith in Hebrews 11 all saw what they hoped for from a distance and welcomed the promises of God from afar.

Perhaps from where you're standing all hope seems a million miles away. If so then gaze through the scope of faith and, in prayer, lay hold of the promises of God by fixing your eyes on Jesus and not on your dilemma.

God-tracking is gazing at tomorrow through the telescope of faith

Fix your eyes on Jesus


It's all in the Book
Habakkuk 3
James 5:15
Romans 4:16-17
Hebrews 11

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Verse of the Week

2 Corinthians 5:7
We live by faith, not by sight.

Quote of the Week
Sample of Dudley's Fave Quotes

"Real faith believes God right to the end." --- Smith Wigglesworth

Don't Give Up, Look Up!
Look up and Fix Your Eyes on Jesus!

I make a conscious effort to hold up the telescope of faith and focus on the answers to my prayers and not the reasons for praying

"Dear Lord, I admit that I'm in a mess at the moment. Somehow, from where I'm standing, I can't see a way out of my dilemma, But, I know that you are already beyond the future and that you have already worked out this problem. So, I choose now to let go of my human reason and understanding and put my faith in your promises to meet all my needs according to your glorious riches in Jesus. I make a conscious effort to hold up the telescope of faith and focus on the answers to my prayers and not the reasons for praying. Lord, you are my all in all. Amen."

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GodTracker and trACker owe their origins to an international Christian radio programme produced by Dudley Anderson called, OnTrack. Although OnTrack went off-air in 2005, trACker has continued to help people to track God's plans and purposes for their lives since July 2003.
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Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa Dudley Anderson began writing for radio in 1994. Dudley currently writes a weekly e-mail devotional called, GodTracker and complied 2 devotional books based on GodTracker. These are God-tracking Through the Year " year one & year two.

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