trACker number388 Your Times are in his hands
by Dudley Anderson 2/03/2012 / Devotionals
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03 February 2012
Dear God Tracker
Your Times are in his hands
I remember when my wife was pregnant with our children. Those were exciting days. I remember the great anticipation of that big day when Karen would say, "I think it's time," and we'd need to grab the pre-packed carryall and rush off to the hospital. I remember too, how long those 9 months seemed. I think they were the longest months of my life! That great wait from the moment I heard the news that I was going to be a dad through the days and week of watching Karen "swell with delight". I remember the moment I first felt that little kick from inside her womb. The joy! There's life in that lump, after all! Day by day and week by week I watched as my little one moved and progressed in his/her development.
Then it happened. We were just about to get into bed one week night when Karen stopped dead on her side of the bed. "I think my waters just broke!" she gasped. It was around 11pm. I looked at my watch then back into Karen's eyes. "What! Now?!" I gasped in return. Hastily and with great trepidation we changed out of our pyjamas, grabbed that formidable holdall and tooth brush and headed for the car. My wife's time had come. My baby's arrival was imminent.
No one knows the exact time that a baby will be born and no one knows the exact time life will end. No one knows the moment he will meet his life's partner or when he will be joined by new friends in the race of life. No one knows the exact instant of his next adventure or disappointment or opportunity. Sometimes we try very hard to plan our movements but the scriptures remind us that, "In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps," (Proverbs 16:9). I thank God that our times are in his hands.
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
To man belong the plans of the heart, but from the LORD comes the reply of the tongue.
Quote of the Week
A Sample of Dudley's Fave Quotes.
If you want to know why you were placed on this planet, you must begin with God. You were born by his purpose and for his purpose." --- Rick Warren
Don't Give-up, Look-up!
Look-up and Fix Your Eyes On Jesus!
I Commit All I Do To You
Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.
"Dear God I realise now that all of my life is wrapped up in your purposes for me. As I acknowledge you in all I do, I know that you will direct my paths. So, Lord, I give my plans to you and confess that my times are in your hands. Lead me by your word and your Spirit every moment of my life. I give you the timing of my life: my work, my calling, my relationships, my coming & going, my recreation and in every aspect of my walk. Open and close doors according to your strategy for me and help me to track your will every second, every day and every year. I commit all I do to you. 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