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by Dudley Anderson  
8/23/2013 / Devotionals

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23 August 2013

Dear Tracker


Have you ever been for an early morning hike or walk in the countryside? There's nothing much more exhilarating than getting up at dawn on a cool autumn morning, eating a hot breakfast with a steaming cup of coffee and then setting out on a path with the still dew-damp grass crunching under feet. As you walk the sun wraps its warm arms around your shoulders and gently holds your face between its hands. You breathe deeply as you enthusiastically walk the track bathed in it's warmth and light. But no sooner have you begun when you realise that the path you're walking is taking you deep into a valley between two hills. As you enter the valley the eastern rising sun becomes obscured by the peak of a hill until eventually you can no longer feel its comfort on your skin. It's then that you realise you're in the valley of the shadow.

Life's a bit like that, isn't it? When the sun's shining brightly we enthusiastically track its highways and byways but all too soon we find ourselves trudging that proverbial valley of the shadow; the shadows of disappointment and anxiety. Hope begins to flicker and it's here that we become consumed by our difficulties to the point that we feel that God has deserted us. But listen: "Though I walk through the valley of the shadow you are with me"
Dear God-tracker, the Lord your God will never, never leave you to flounder in the shadows alone! Your Lord your God will never allow you to enter that valley of the shadow without preparing your heart and your circumstance and, with it, the way out. Charles Spurgeon once said, "As sure as God puts His children in the furnace, He will be in the furnace with them." There is absolutely no place that you or I could ever be where God is not, even in the valley of the shadow!
Understand this, God's Holy Spirit is with you right now, whatever you're going through. He has made a way through the shadow and out the other side. He has wrapped his warm arms around your shoulders and is holding your face in his hands. Soon you'll be looking back into that valley as the sun once again warms your skin, wondering why you made a mountain out of a molehill!
God-tracking is walking through the valley of the shadow in his light.

Keep your eyes on Jesus.


It's all in the Book. Read more:
Psalm 23
James 1:1-6
Deuteronomy 31:6-8

Verse of the Week

Joshua 1:5
"No one will be able to stand up against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you."

Quote of the Week
A Sample of Dudley's Fave Quotes

"If you are walking with Jesus, in the Spirit, you need not fear goings too far. No believer has gone as far as God wants him to go." --- A.A. Allen

Don't Give Up, Look Up!
Look up and Fix Your Eyes on Jesus!

Give me strength to walk with my eyes on Jesus and not the shadows

"Dear God, Thank you so much that you will never leave me nor forsake me. You are constantly by my side. Therefore I choose to continue to acknowledge you in all I do and walk in your light, even through the valley of the shadow. And Lord, I am going through that valley right now. Give me strength to walk with my eyes on Jesus and not the shadows. Help me to persevere with tenacity until I once again break out into the light of the day. You are my help, my strength and my shelter. Thank you that you will get me through this time in my life. In Jesus I pray. Amen."

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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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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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