trACker number380 Walk Again with Him in the Cool of the Day
by Dudley Anderson 10/28/2011 / Devotionals
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28 October 2011
Dear God Tracker
Walk Again with Him in the Cool of the Day
God-tracking involves tracking and remaining on-track with the plans that God has for our lives. The scripture tells us that he knows the plans he has for us; plans to prosper us and give us hope for the future. However, it is God who knows these plans not us. Therefore we need to look for and track his plans as he reveals them to us day by day and moment by moment.
One of the plans that I have discovered that God has for us all is to fellowship with us. Jesus once said, "Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends," (John 15:13). Then immediately went on to say, "You are my friends if you do what I command," (John 15:14). This blows my mind: God promises to be my friend! There is a condition to this promise, however, and that is to do what he commands. Following our God's plans most definitely requires filling our hearts and minds with his word and living by it.
In the Garden of Eden we see how God creates man in his own image. He made us perfect and good, as he is. We notice that man and God had a very deep relationship in the Garden. They walked together in the cool of the day. But God had issued Adam and Eve with a command to not eat of a certain tree, or they would die. Sadly, we read that the devil tempts them and they both fall by disobeying God's word. At that dreadful moment sin and decay entered mankind and the world at large. Man had stepped out of fellowship with God.
Getting back to the words of Jesus, I notice that God still desires my friendship. In fact, it was by his own initiative that God drew me back into relationship with himself through Jesus when he died and rose again. God made him who had no sin, to be sin for me so that, in him, I might become God's righteousness. In other words, because of Jesus' sacrifice both you and I are once again reconciled to God's perfect image so we can walk again with him in the cool of the day.
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.
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Verse of the Week
Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will fall by following their example of disobedience.
Quote of the Week
A Sample of Dudley's Fave Quotes.
"The question we must ask our heart is, "Am I comfortable under the eye of God? Or is God getting too close?" We are strange and lovely creatures. We can ache for God tremendously yet find ourselves getting nervous if God gets too close. After all, the closer God gets, the more we hear the call to be divinized. It is both exciting and frightening to hear that call." --- MacRina Wiederkehr
Don't Give-up, Look-up!
Look-up and Fix Your Eyes On Jesus!
I May Enjoy the Hope of Walking with You in the Cool of the Day
But now he has reconciled you by Christ's physical body through death to present you holy in his sight, without blemish and free from accusation-- if you continue in your faith, established and firm, not moved from the hope held out in the gospel.
"Oh my God and my king; my Father and my friend, thank you so much for reconciling me to yourself through Jesus. Thank you Jesus for your obedience in that you went to the cross for me. I am sorry for all my sin, O Lord, and welcome your word into my life. I choose now to live for you moment by moment and to seek your will for my life by your word. Help me to continue in my faith that I may enjoy the hope of walking with you in the cool of the day. In Jesus' name I pray. 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