My blood ran cold as my wife relayed the message to me that she'd just received from my daughter-in-law. Our newborn grandson had been rushed to hospital with a temperature in excess of 39 degrees Celsius. Little Ruben had taken our lives by storm; I wasn't going to sit back and allow the devil to take his life from him. Karen and I rushed to the hospital and, together with my son and his wife, we laid hands on his little body. At that moment I just knew he would be alright. However, the next day when we arrived to visit him, we found his parents outside the ward, in tears. Little Ruben had deteriorated and stopped breathing. Medics resuscitated him and sent him to intensive care. Yet, with hundreds of people praying for him around the world, I just knew he would be alright.
After only 24 hours in ICU he was discharged back to his ward. Several tests were done but the doctors found nothing wrong with baby Ruben! A few of days later he was home. By God's grace and comfort, the family had pressed in and taken God at his word: "they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well," (Matt 16:18).
Oswald Chambers once said, "We have to pray with our eyes on God, not on the difficulties." Could be you're facing a crisis right now, as my family did last week. Let me encourage you to pray and hear from God. God's word is jam-packed with promise and hope. Receive his word and walk in the hope it offers. You see, the Lord is already on the other side of your difficulty making way for you to get there. No matter what the devil throws at you; no matter how circumstances may bend in the process, know that your God is faithful and he is quick to deliver you. So pray with your eyes on Jesus and not your problem.
God-tracking is getting through to the other side.
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
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us,
Quote of the Week
A Sample of Dudley's Fave Quotes.
"You must know that a crisis is only seasonal. Nothing is forever, except God" --- Dr Myles Munroe
Don't Give-up, Look-up!
Look-up and Fix Your Eyes On Jesus!
Thank You for Answering My Call
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
"Dear Lord I just feel as though I can't go on any more. It seems as though this problem has consumed me. But dear Lord I know that you know what I'm going through. Help me to hold on to your promises and the hope your words offer me. Help me to track your path until I eventually get to the other side of my worries. I surrender my anxieties to you right now! Lord forgive me for my doubts. I thank you that you will meet my need and help me get over this mountain. I fix my eyes on Jesus and not my problem by presenting my prayer to you with thanksgiving, O God. Thank you for answering my call. 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