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trACker number413 GodTracking Is Simply Obeying Gods Instructions
by Dudley Anderson
9/14/2012 / Devotionals
The e-Devotional helping to keep you on-track
14 September 2012
Dear God Tracker
God-Tracking Is Simply Obeying God's Instructions
I have discovered that the closer I draw to the Lord God the further I realise I am from him. It's a paradox: the more I obey God the more I realise I need to obey God, more. I discovered that the greater I think I have become in the kingdom of God the more of a servant I realise I need to be.
It's a bit like the story of the eleventh century, King Henry III of Bavaria who grew tired of being a monarch. He made application to Prior Richard at a local monastery, asking to be accepted as a contemplative and live a life of submission in the monastery. "Your Majesty," said the prior, "do you understand that the pledge here is one of obedience? That will be difficult for you, because you have been a king."
"I understand," said the king. "The rest of my life I will be obedient to you, as Christ leads you."
"Then I will now tell you what to do," said the prior. "Go back to your throne and serve faithfully in the place where God has put you." When King Henry III died, this statement was written of him: "The King learned to rule by being obedient."
In Samuel 15:22 we read, "Does the LORD delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as much as in obeying the voice of the LORD? To obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed is better than the fat of rams." If we're honest about seeking to track God's purposes in life then we will soon realise that God rewards our heartfelt obedience to his word more than the effort of our hands. So, no matter how trivial or menial your God given task may be; no matter how great or auspicious your God given responsibility may be, it's a heart attitude of obedience that God rewards.
God-tracking is simply obeying God's instructions.
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Verse of the Week
Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, "If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last, and the servant of all."
Quote of the Week
A Sample of Dudley's Fave Quotes.
"We are not called to live by human reason. All that matters is obedience to God's word and his leading in our lives. If God says go, we'll go. If he says stay we'll stay. When we are in his will, we are in the safest place in the world." --- Brother Yun
Don't Give-up, Look-up!
Look-up and Fix Your Eyes On Jesus!
Well Done, Good and Faithful Servant!
"His master replied, `Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!'
"Dear Lord, I am sorry for always trying to get my own name to the top of the pile or trying to gain recognition for what I do. I realise that you see the attitude of my heart, and it's not that pure right now. I want to humble myself like a child and simply obey your instructions. I want to faithfully track your will for my life irrespective of how great it makes me look. I realise that you alone are my reward and I long to hear those words, 'Well done, good and faithful servant!' Amen."
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Born and raised in Johannesburg, South Africa Dudley Anderson began writing for radio in 1994. Dudley currently writes a weekly e-mail devotional called, GodTracker and complied 2 devotional books based on GodTracker. These are God-tracking Through the Year ï" year one & year two.
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