I know we could all share bad-boss stories and how we've been hard done by, by our employers. But I once worked for a man who would play his subordinates up against each other in an attempt to create sufficient discord in order to place him in a better position of control. It got so bad that I began to keep a record of our conversations and of his offences against me in a notepad just in case I needed it someday, you understand.
These confrontations and offences continued at an alarming rate until a breaking point was reached and all was revealed. However, during the months leading up to this moment I had a dream. In the dream I saw myself standing with my chest against an iron barrier like the type found at a border crossing. Behind me the scene was desolate and barren but on the other side of the barrier fresh green meadows stretched out as far as you could see. I remember desperately trying to get at those green fields but the barrier prevented my moving forward.
I was troubled by this dream for some days. Then one morning, at work, I was preparing content for my Christian radio show. I was feeling particularly emotionally dry at that moment and prayed, "Lord, I need your help." I had the Bible open and as I looked down into the pages of Isaiah I read, "Then you will call, and the LORD will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I. If you do away with the yoke of oppression, with the pointing finger and malicious talk," (Isaiah 58:9). Instantly, I knew that it was I who was pointing the finger! I was guilty of holding an account of wrong. Without delay I dug into my shirt pocket and retrieved my little "just-in-case-I-need-it" notepad and ripped it apart. As the pieces of that little book fell into my wastepaper bin, in my mind's eye, I saw the barrier in my dream lift like a weight off my shoulders. I was free from condemnations and free from offence; free to walk out into the lush pastures of God's purposes.
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
Saturdays from 00:00 to 05:00 GMT and Sundays from 06:00 to 12:00 GMT
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Verse of the Week
1 Corinthians 13:4-7
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Quote of the Week
A Sample of Dudley's Fave Quotes.
"To carry a grudge is like being stung to death by one bee." --- William H. Walton
Don't Give-up, Look-up!
Look-up and Fix Your Eyes On Jesus!
Have The Same Attitude As Christ
Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped,
"O Lord, my God, I realise now that have been the one in the wrong. I'm sorry for holding this grudge for so long. I repent of unforgiveness and ask that you will forgive me of all bitterness, pride and self-seeking. I choose to let my offences go. I pray for those who have offended me. Help them to see their errors, but help me to forgive and love them. Thank you for the luscious green pastures ahead of me now as I walk in the freedom of your grace. Lord, I want to have the same attitude as Christ; he forgave those who had crucified him. 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