God-Tracking is Remaining Under the Sound of His Healing Word
"I feel so spiritually dry at the moment," Anne explained to me when I rang her one evening to have a chat. "It's as though God is far away and doesn't hear my prayers anymore," she added. Anne was a good friend and had been a Christian for many years but, although she loved the Lord, she was prone to bouts of depression, which would leave her feeling low and dry. I might add, too that I had not seen Anne in church for the past few weeks. I knew she'd not been away from home and yet she'd chosen to stay away from fellowship at a time when she needed to be sitting under the sound of God's word.
Going to church does not make anybody a Christian just as sitting in a bank would not make someone a banker. And yet, the Church is made up of people who are called the body of Christ. When the body of Christ meets to worship God it becomes the temple of the Holy Spirit with each believer's body a living stone in God's temple. To be a Christian is to be a body part of Christ but meeting with other Christians is to be part of the body of Christ. And where the believers come together in unity, God commands his blessing! So for Anne, not coming to church only kept her out of the blessing of God and away from her place of healing.
Perhaps you feel a little like Anne today. If you do then may I encourage you to remain in a place of healing where you will hear God's word? The word of God is encouraging and able to lift you when you're down. The word of God is fulfilling and able to restore you when you're empty. And the word of God is like a soothing ointment for your bruised soul. So not going to church when you're feeling depressed or disillusioned is like not going to hospital when you're gravely ill.
God-tracking is remaining under the sound of his healing word.
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
Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.
Quote of the Week
A Sample of Dudley's Fave Quotes.
"The word of God hidden in the heart is a stubborn voice to suppress." --- Billy Graham
Don't Give-up, Look-up!
Look-up and Fix Your Eyes On Jesus!
A Place Where I Can Leap Like a Calf
But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its wings. And you will go out and leap like calves released from the stall.
"Lord, I admit that I'm feeling down today. I confess that I've taken myself out from under the sound of your word. I do believe that my healing is in your word so I choose to return to fellowship and prayer. Forgive me for ignoring your word, O Lord. Today I return to you and revere your name. You are my 'sun of righteousness' and I place myself under the shadow of your healing wings. Thank you for restoring my joy and my peace. Thank you that your word has returned me to a place where I can leap like a calf. 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