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by Dudley Anderson  
5/08/2015 / Devotionals

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08 May 2015

Dear God-tracker


Jacob paused and sat down on a rock. His hip was aching with every step he took. What a night it had been. After leaving his family and animals on the other side of the stream he had settled back down for the night. As he say there he thought about how, as the last ambers were flickering in the fire, suddenly he was awakened by a man standing at his side. He'd jumped up and tried to wrestle the man to the ground, but the man was too strong. They had wrestled all through the rest of the night until dawn smudged the eastern horizon with its light.
"Let me go," the man had said. "Not until you bless me, "replied Jacob."
"What is your name," asked the man?
"From now on you will be called, Israel, because you have struggled with God!"
As Jacob sat pondering the night's events on that rock he realised that this man was more than just an intruder in his camp. He had wrestled with The Angel of the Lord - with God himself - and was left with a sign to prove it. His hip ached intensely.

Jacob had experienced a life of seasonal changes. When he succeeded in swindling his twin brother, Esau out of his birth right and inheritance he'd thought he was onto a good thing but soon found himself fleeing his brother to a distant land. There he fell in love with the girl of his dreams. But instead of a season of love, Jacob found himself slogging it out for 14 seasons of hard labour in order to earn the hand of Rachel in marriage. During this time Jacob had become very rich but soon was to receive word that Esau was tracking him down. He stood to lose all his wealth and perhaps even his own life at the hand of his brother. Throughout his life Jacob had faced seasons of plenty and seasons of struggle and now he found himself alone, wrestling with God in one of those out-of-season moments of life.

Jacob wrestled with God until he received the Lord's blessing. God intervened in his reunion with Esau and spared his life. Jacob then progressed to become the father of the twelve tribes of Israel. However, he always walked with that limp a sign to remind him to be ready to wrestle with God through every season of life.

Whatever season of life you find yourself in today only the Lord can be the source of your hope and future. He does have a plan for you but you may need to be ready to wrestle with God throughout every season of life. If you're in a season of plenty then praise God and be sure to keep your eyes on Jesus, lest you fall into complacency. If you're in a season of want then turn to the Lord your source and resource and never let him go. Paul instructed his prodigy, Timothy to be ready to preach God's word in-season and out-of-season. Likewise, whether you're feeling on the top of the world or down in the dumps in your Christian walk today, make sure you hold onto Jesus and wrestle with him through every season of change until he richly blesses you.

God-tracking is wrestling with God in season and out of season.

Every blessing


It's all in the Book
Genesis 32
Jeremiah 29:11
2 Timothy 4:2

Verse of the Week

Philippians 1:6
Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;

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

"You must know that a crisis is only seasonal. Nothing is forever, except God" --- Dr Myles Munroe

Don't Give-up, Look-up!
Look-up and Fix Your Eyes On Jesus!

every limp I have is a reminder of your hand upon my life

"Dear Lord I feel as though I have been wrestling all night with this problem. I don't know what tomorrow holds but I do know that you're there already, in my tomorrow, meeting my needs. I believe that you have a plan for my life, so today I want to put my trust in your plan commit this problem to you. Help me to keep my eyes on you and to wrestle with your word through all the in-seasons and the out-of-seasons of my days. As I look back on those trying times I realise that every limp I have is a reminder of your hand upon my life. You are my source and my resource. I will hold onto your promises, always. 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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