tracker number355 Just Do It His Way
by Dudley Anderson 3/04/2011 / Devotionals
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04 March 2011
Dear God Tracker
Just Do It His Way
Some weeks I just about make it to the weekend before falling apart under the load of things I have to do: people to meet, chores to deal with, deadlines to reach on and on it goes. That's just during the daylight hours! By the time Friday evening come along I'm burned-out washed-up and utterly fatigued. Then the weekend is no better.
However, it's when I finally do get a moment to stop and think that I realise that a hard day's work is not what really makes one weary in life is it? No, it's those incessant life knocks that gradually wear us down like a million pairs of feet across crossing well worn pathway: nagging money problems, uncertain career future, fear of the unexpected or problems with our health (or a loved one's health). Sometimes it feels like our days are like bags with holes in them. The more we try to fill them with up the more life seems to run out on our shoes.
Jesus was once invited to dinner at a home of a lady called, Martha. She lived with her sister, Mary. Jesus and his 12 friends came in and sat down in what I would imagine was their living room. Fifteen people is a big group to cater for so Martha set about cooking and getting things ready for her special guests. Meanwhile Jesus starts taking to the group about the kingdom of God. Mary is captivated and sits quietly at Jesus' feet listening to his every word. When Martha notices this she is adamant. "Lord, don't you care that my sister has left me to do the work by myself? Tell her to help me!" she says. Jesus replies, ""Martha, Martha, you are worried and upset about many things, but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her." (Read the story in Luke 10:38-42.)
Tracking the purposes of God can be a very busy task, indeed. But sadly, we often plod along in our own strength doing the daily grind and the work of the kingdom by our own initiative and in our own strength, instead of just sitting at Jesus' feet. Could this be the reason Jesus said, "Take my yoke upon you," and later adds, "my yoke is easy and my burden is light." You see, being yoked with (or partnered with) Jesus implies doing the job together with him and by his methods. It does not mean slogging out at every opportunity that comes our way on our own and by our own standards. Being yoked with Jesus allows him to take the strain and bear the load. It does not mean our bending under the enormous burden of trying to change the whole world in our own strength. If the truth be told, he is probably a lot more capable of changing the world then I am, anyway!
So, if you are fatigued with life then make a choice today, dear God Tracker, to hand over your weekly schedule to the Lord and become yoked with Jesus. Cut out the superfluous non-essential time wasters and focus only on what he brings to you. Come to Jesus now, if you are bone weary and burdened and just do it his way.
God-tracking is not a maverick solo trek.
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Verse of the Week
"Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God."
Quote of the Week
A Sample of Dudley's Fave Quotes.
"Live to please God and He will breathe on thee His peace. Seek His glory, and He will make thy heart His home. Do His will, and thereby good shall come to thee." --- F. B. Meyer
Don't Give-up, Look-up!
Look-up and Fix Your Eyes On Jesus!
My Work Is In You
For in him we live and move and have our being.
"Dear heavenly Father, I realise that I have been doing too many things in my own strength and by my own methods. I'm sorry, Lord. I choose now to give my labours to you and ask that you will show me the things that I'm doing that are not your will for me; show me the time-wasters in my work, O Lord, and help me to focus only on the essentials. I draw my strength and stamina from you now. I choose to yoke up with Jesus and ask that you will lead me as my senior partner in business, because my work is in you. To your glory. Amen.
Dudley began writing for radio. He currently presents for UCB UK and writes a weekly devotional called, trACker. trACker reaches hundreds of people and is published online. Dudley also pastors a church in the UK. More at: www.godtracker.co.uk