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12/12/2014 / Devotionals

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12 December 2014

God-tracking Through the Year by Dudley Anderson
Fifty-two weekly devotions to keep you tracking the plans and purposes of God

Dear God-tracker


"In him we live and move and have our being!" shouted the apostle above the din of dispute at the Aeropaus in Athens. The Athenians were renowned for loving a good philosophical debate. Paul had been wondering around the city while waiting for his friends to arrive from Berea. As he walked he noticed that they were very religious in Athens. He even came across an alter dedicated to the unknown god. The Aeropaus was a place where men would gather to discuss the latest philosophical fads. "This is the God Almighty who created the whole universe," he said. "From one man he made every nation of men that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live."

I believe Paul was pointing out that the one true Lord God is. That is, he is supreme, autonomous, self-determining and possesses exclusive purpose. This reminds me of an analogy I once heard of how, up in the seas around the frozen peninsulas of Greenland, great swathes of ice can be seen floating in the water. Here you'd find huge icebergs as well as smaller blocks bobbing in the ice-covered sea. On closer examination you would notice how the ice seemed to flow in different directions; for some reason the larger bergs flow one way while smaller blocks, another. The reason for this is the smaller block, because they're shallow, are tossed about by the great winds on the surface of the artic sea while the larger icebergs, because they proceed deeper down into the waters, are drawn along by the ocean currents beneath the surface.

All our lives are subject to similar forces. On the surface, we're affected by the whimsical winds of every flimsy fancy. The superficial influences of the world about us often nudge us about and push us to compromise our standards or to follow their often hidden agendas. It's when we feel the breeze of attitudes and opinions of other people or the winds of change in the circumstances of life that we begin to doubt God's plans and his purposes. But if the Lord has given you a word then nothing can ever change his purposes for you. The Bible tells us that as the rain falls to the earth and produces a crop for food before returning to the clouds, just so, when God speaks, his word will not return to him without producing the purposes that he intended for it to produce. God is sovereign. His purposes are exclusive.

In the Lord your God you live and move and have your being! His word is the sovereign current running deep beneath the surface of your life. If he has given you a word today then he will fulfil his plans for you tomorrow. Don't allow yourself to be swayed by the ever flimsy fluctuations of the winds of change above the surface.

God-tracking is living and moving and having your being in his sovereign purpose.

Keep your eyes on Jesus.

Every blessing


It's all in the Book
Acts 17:16-31
Isaiah 55:8-13

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Verse of the Week

Jeremiah 1:12
The LORD said to me, "You have seen correctly, for I am watching to see that my word is fulfilled."

Quote of the Week
Sample of Dudley's Fave Quotes

"Our God is high and exalted. He is our Sovereign Majesty, his will is paramount, his character is supreme and his power unlimited." --- Author

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

Come, O Lord, and do what you choses to do in my life

"Dear sovereign Lord, thank you so much for giving me your word. Thank you for the plans you have for my life. Please forgive me for being swayed by the winds of opinion around me and help me, I pray, to go with the deeper flow of your exclusive purposes for my life, no matter what the opposition may be. I praise you that you are holy and sovereign and confess that in you I live and move and have my being. Come, O Lord, and do what you choose to do in my life. 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.

Unless otherwise indicated all scripture references in this publication are taken from THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION, NIV Copyright 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

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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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