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2/13/2015 / Devotionals

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13 February 2015

God-tracking Through the Year year one
By Dudley Anderson

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Dear God-tracker


Cheryl had recently been promoted to finance manager of a large leisure company with several hundred people on the payroll. Her salary was proportionately high, given her position within the company. Married with three young children, Cheryl was the primary breadwinner in her family. As a Christian, she knew well the importance of acknowledging God in all her ways, however, as her responsibilities grew along with her income, Cheryl gradually took her eyes off of her Master and slowly drifted away from God's goals for her life. Sadly, she no longer gave him the praise for her success but claimed all the credit herself.

Not long after she had received her promotion Cheryl and her husband began to suffer marital strife. Her long hours away from home coupled with the fact that, somehow, their combined income was not meeting the growing needs of their family, were causing conflict. Eventually Cheryl took the children and went to live with her mother. Seemingly free of the financial drain of her spouse, Cheryl hoped her finances would level off. But they didn't. She continued to earn well but it seemed as though she never had sufficient income to meet her needs. She felt as though she earned her wages only to put them in a purse with holes in it.

The people of Jerusalem were once in the same predicament. They had returned to their homeland after Babylonian captivity and received the command to build God's temple. They started out with gusto but, sadly, took their eyes off of the goal of God's purposes and began to feast on the fat of the land, to their own credit. So God sent his man, Haggai with a stern word to correct the folly of his people and call them back to the job at hand to build the temple to his praise.

Have you ever been in a similar situation? I have. Perhaps you've had a good job and earned a reasonable wage but still seemed to come up short at the end of every month. You work; you earn only to put your wages in a holey purse. Let me conclude Cheryl's story: She finally realised that she'd neglected to honour God in her work, her finance management and her family. She returned to her husband for better or for worse and gave God the credit for her responsibilities. Then Cheryl committed herself to implement the most prominent change of all. She began tithing and giving freely to those in need. Her faithful Lord and God honoured her turn-around by mending that holey purse!

God-tracking is being sure we never take the credit for God's doing.

Every blessing


It's all in the Book
Haggai 1:1-11
Proverbs 3:1-11
Matthew 6:1-4 & 19-21 & 25-34

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Verse of the Week

1 Samuel 2:30(b)
Those who honour me I will honour, but those who despise me will be disdained.

Quote of the Week
Sample of Dudley's Fave Quotes

"Where your feet are set dictates what God has given you" --- Kingsley Armstrong

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

Lord I choose to live for your glory. Please mend the holes in my purse

"Dear Lord, I am sorry for taking my eyes off of your goals for my life and I am sorry for taking the credit for your doing. I return to acknowledging you in all my ways and trust you to direct my outcome. I commit my financial management to you and choose to honour you with the first fruits of my labour. I commit my family to you and ask that you will restore my relationships. Lord I choose to live for your glory. Please mend the holes in my purse. 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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