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by Dudley Anderson  
3/17/2017 / Devotionals

GodTracker 620
The e-Devotional helping to keep you on-track
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17 March 2017  

Dear God-tracker


Jeremiah 23:29
Is not my word like fire, declares the Lord,
and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?

At school I was taught that the hardest substance known to man is the diamond. Well I beg to differ. I believe the hardest substance known to man is not any physical material; the hardest substance known to man is the very heart of man himself. Because of the hardness of heart wars have been fought. Because of the hardness of heart men and women have missed out God’s call to ministry. Because of the hardness of heart men and women reject the love of God and die in sin. Because of the hardness of heart successful marriages end up in divorce.

I once knew a young couple who had been married for several years when the husband fell in love with another woman. It’s the age-old story of a strong marriage being shipwrecked by tainted love. The young man thought that he loved his wife but when opportunity presented itself, he found himself in the arms of another. It was, however, a genuine love he felt for the other woman but it was wrong love. It wasn’t long before his secret was revealed and the deluded husband found himself face to face with his distraught wife. He repented but, sadly, their hearts had become hardened. Gradually their marriage flagged and amidst much pain and confusion the two came to the point of divorce. However, as Christians (indeed, this scenario does happen to Christians), they both knew divorce was not a viable option. One day, as they were discussing separation, they paused and looked into each other’s eyes. Just then the word of God came to them. God’s Word did what it always does best – it shattered their hardened hearts like a hammer shatters a rock in pieces: God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear, and So guard yourselves in your spirit, and let none of you be faithless to the wife of your youth, and I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

The hardest substance known to man became putty in the hands of the Word of God. A cold decision was then made to not separate. An equally cold decision was made to undo wrong love and be determined to love what God had ordained. God’s grace burst through as repentance and forgiveness abounded. Today, I’m very happy to report that this dear couple are more in love now than they were ever before, thriving as husband and wife

Dear God Tracker, has the Lord recently been speaking to you about something personal in your life? Have you heard the call of God to serve him fulltime; have you heard God’s call to totally surrender your life to him; have you sensed the nudge of the Holy Spirit to witness to a friend or work colleague? Dear God Tracker, have you been hardening your heart in your relationships, believing that you are always in the right? Remember, pride comes before a fall and God exalts those who humble themselves. Love is a choice! Choose to love as Christ loved you. God’s word to you is this: “Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts.” God looks at the heart and not the hands. Whatever you do, don’t allow your heart to harden.

God-tracking is keeping your eyes on Jesus and your heart soft

Every blessing


1 John 4:13-21
Malachi 2:10-16
Philippians 4:12-13
Proverbs 16:18
James 4:8-10
Hebrews 4:7

Don’t Give Up, Look Up!

I choose now to open my heart toward your perfect love and soften my hardened attitude.

“Dear Lord, I’m so sorry for the times I have hardened my heart toward your calling on my life. I am also so sorry for hardening my heart towards other people, especially those closest to me. I repent, In Jesus’ name. Your word has smashed my hardened heart. I choose now to open my heart toward your perfect love and soften my hardened attitude. Before you, I apologise for any hurt I have caused others and ask for opportunity to make things right. I Help me to keep my heart soft and my eyes on Jesus. Amen.”

If you want prayer, please email me at [email protected]

What is GodTracker?
GodTracker is a weekly e-mail devotional based on the premise that God has a plan for our lives. His word calls us to seek his will by acknowledging him in all our ways and tracking this plans in faith.

GodTracker owes its origins to an international Christian radio programme produced by Dudley Anderson called, On Track. Although On Track went off-air in 2005, GodTracker 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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