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by Dudley Anderson  
2/27/2015 / Devotionals

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27 February 2015

God-tracking Through the Year year one
By Dudley Anderson

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Dear God-tracker


A while back I was driving home one afternoon thinking about my life (as one does). I was thinking about my family, my work my past and the prospects of my future when suddenly it dawned on me that it seemed as though I was tracing the outline of a picture of my life through old fashioned tracing paper. You know the type I'm talking about. It's sort of greyish in colour and slightly transparent. I used tracing paper when I was a child for school projects. I'd find a good picture for my project and place the tracing paper over the picture and then, armed with an FF pencil, I'd trace the dim outline of the picture that I could see through the tracing paper and then transfer it to my project. Nowadays, of course, kids simply copy and paste and print from the World Wide Web.

But the more I thought about this analogy the more I began to realise that if I could see my whole life laid out neatly before my eyes from beginning to end, with all the details in place, then what part would faith play in the great scheme of God's masterpiece of who I am. And without faith we cannot please God. Faith is required to seek and track God's plans as you might do using a pencil to trace the outline of an image through tracing paper. Faith looks forward to God's reward; faith anticipates God's provision and faith cements things hoped for. The Apostle Paul once said, "For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known." Indeed, we live by faith and not by sight!

Does it ever seem as though you're looking at your life through tracing paper; as though all you can see is a basic dim outline of the image before you? You do believe that God has painted a masterpiece of who you are but from where you're standing all you can see are greyed out and obscured outlines. Ultimately, the Lord does have your life's track clearly laid down before you, but until you trace every step by faith, you will not discover the beauty of the image of the masterpiece called you.

God-tracking is tracing the obscured picture of your life by faith in his plan

Happy God-tracking


It's all in the Book
1 Corinthians 13:11-13
Hebrews 11:1, 6
2 Corinthians 5:17

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Verse of the Week

Colossians 1:23(a)
if indeed you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast

Quote of the Week
Sample of Dudley's Fave Quotes

"The way of faith is necessarily obscure. We drive by night." --- Thomas Merton

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

I make a conscious decision now to take one day at a time and believe that you will help me trace my life's track by faith and not by sight

"O Lord, sometimes I get so frustrated with life because I cannot see the wood for the trees. It seems that all I can see before me are greyed out borders and obscured details. But I now know that I have been using my own reason in planning my life instead of simply committing my ways to you and then walking in faith. Dear Lord, I make a conscious decision now to take one day at a time and believe that you will help me trace my life's track by faith and not by sight. For your glory. 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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