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GOD-TRACKING IS DWELLING IN HIS PRESENCE, ALWAYS
by Dudley Anderson
8/21/2015 / Devotionals
The e-Devotional helping to keep you on-track
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21 August 2015
GOD-TRACKING IS DWELLING IN HIS PRESENCE, ALWAYS
The king sat alone in the tabernacle outer courts, praying. Whenever his enemies rose up against him and the responsibilities of governing his people with wisdom and grace took their toll, David would come down from Jerusalem to just sit quietly in the tabernacle and meditate upon the goodness of God. That day the king had commanded his guards to remain outside the tabernacle boundary and had requested that the priests leave him alone for a while, as he always did when he visited God's dwelling. King David was not a priest so he was not permitted into the holy place but he sat down on the ground in the shade under the edge of the tent where he could smell the fragrances of myrrh, cinnamon, cane and cassia coming from within. David loved these moments. There, in the dust of the earth, he began tracing out the words, "One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life"
King David was a great man. He was the only king of Israel who truly obeyed the decrees of the Lord until his dying day. David was no angel, mind you. He had much blood on his hands as a great warrior, and he'd committed murder and adultery. Yet David's heart was pure and he was very quick to repent of is his sins. In fact, it is written of King David that he was the apple of God's eye. Here we see David pursuing his greatest pleasure to reside in the dwelling of God. In the midst of turmoil and violence; in the thick of conflict and war King David knew that the Lord's presence was his source and resource. The presence of God in prayer was always the place of his security, hope and rejuvenation.
Perhaps you find yourself in the thick of conflict or confusion today. Perhaps, when you look back over the past few months or years all you see is disappointment and failure. Well, if that's you then don't give up, look up! Make a conscious effort to rise and seek the dwelling of the Lord in prayer. David spent many a day in the tabernacle, still before God when his soul was downcast. The dwelling of the Lord is a place of fragrant peace. Jesus said, "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid." And the dwelling place of God is in your heart. If you know Christ as Lord and Saviour then your body has become the very temple of the Lord God Almighty! So rest in him today wherever you are and he will hide you in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal you under the cover of his tent.
God-tracking is dwelling in his presence, always.
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1 Corinthians 16:19-20
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Verse of the Week
The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?
Quote of the Week
A Sample of Dudley's Fave Quotes.
"Cess pit or pulpit, as long as God's presence is with me, it is heaven." --- Peter Newman
Don't Give Up, Look Up!
Look up and Fix Your Eyes on Jesus!
Help me to dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life
"Father God, I admit that I am feeling a bit spiritually destitute at the moment. I confess that I have not spent enough time in your presence, in prayer. I know that I can never leave your omnipresence but today I choose to seek your dwelling presence! I want to rest in the shadow of your tent; in the fragrance of your company. I choose to cease my struggle with daily issues and rather be still before you. I shut off the clatter of noise that the world thrusts at me and rest in the peace that only Jesus gives. Help me to dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life. 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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