trACker number375 Keep Your Eyes on Jesus and Your Nose in the Bible
by Dudley Anderson 9/16/2011 / Devotionals
The e-Devotional helping to keep you on-track
GodTracker is online at www.godtracker.co.uk
16 September 2011
Dear God Tracker
Keep Your Eyes on Jesus and Your Nose in the Bible
If you search for the word, "salvation" in Google, it will return to you no less that 130,000,000 hits. Opening some of these sites you will find everything from a computer game called, The Wheels of Salvation to deep and meaningful exegeses of the possibility of losing your salvation. The Internet is a very powerful resource and reference library but it is also the source of some of the most diabolical heresy known to man. Yikes! However, the vast majority of the sites I tested were wholesome and Bible based. But please beware of basing your Christian walk upon everything you find in Google, YouTube or Facebook.
The Bible is the most remarkable volume of writings ever compiled. Its history spans a period of more than 4,000 years. Its books were penned by 40 different authors over 1,400 years. Its content is historic, poetic, prophetic and inspirational. No one man or one group or religious denomination ever collated this cannon of writings by their own biased opinion and yet these 66 books came together in the most remarkable and agreeable fashion. The Bible is still the world's number one selling book. It tops the best seller lists every year. Nothing beats it! World sales of the Bible are more than 100 million every year. Simply by virtue of the fact that I can hold these ancient writings in my hands today, almost 5,500 years after the first book was penned, proves its supernatural origin and propagation. However, the single most profound proof that these 66 writings are the word of God is the fact that every one of them penned so many years apart agrees with the other and carries one central theme, the salvation of mankind.
The Bible is God's inspired word to us. The Bible is the source of the knowledge of God's plan for our salvation from sin and his plan for our continued walk with him. The Bible does not stand alone, because the real living Holy Spirit, who inspired its writing, compilation and preservation, quickens it to our hearts and lives today. The only true revelation of salvation and purpose is found within the pages of the Bible. Many, many well-meaning individuals have written libraries of commentaries on the Bible (including those on the Internet) but the only complete source of God's true and inspired word to us is found within the pages of just this one book.
So then dear God Tracker, as you seek to track and stay on-track with God's salvation and his plans and purposes for your life, let me encourage you to keep your eyes on Jesus and your nose in the Bible.
Our hope is that, by sharing experiences in tracking the will of God, we will draw closer to him and discover the awesome value of walking with God. Let us know what you think by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org God knows the plans he has for you. So go ahead and track them!
What is trACker?
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.
You can now hear Dudley Anderson on UCB UK
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Verse of the Week
2 Timothy 3:16,17
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
Quote of the Week
A Sample of Dudley's Fave Quotes.
"The Bible is not a book of cryptic mysteries. It is plain enough, but only grasped by the hand of faith" --- Reinhard Bonke
Don't Give-up, Look-up!
Look-up and Fix Your Eyes On Jesus!
Amen, Glory to God
2 Corinthians 1:20
For no matter how many promises God has made, they are "Yes" in Christ. And so through him the "Amen" is spoken by us to the glory of God.
"Ah my Lord, thank you so much for giving us the Bible. Thank you so much that your Holy Spirit has inspired it and preserved it for me to read today. I am sorry for clouding my walk with you by cramming so much other additional stuff into my mind. Help me to filter the good from the bad and test everything by your word, then Bible. Thank you for Jesus, the central theme of the Bible. Thank you that in him all the amazing promises and instructions of the Bible come true. I praise you for your promises to my today and a say, 'Amen, glory to God!'"
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