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GOD-TRACKING IS PRAYING WHILE PATIENTLY WAITING FOR GODâS PLANS TO BE FULFILLED

by Dudley Anderson  
10/13/2017 / Devotionals


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The e-devotional helping to keep you on-track with God’s plans for your life
GodTracker is published by Sure Reality Media at surereality.net

13 October 2017

GOD-TRACKING IS PRAYING WHILE PATIENTLY WAITING FOR GOD’S PLANS TO BE FULFILLED

2 Thessalonians 3:7
For you yourselves know how you ought to imitate us,
because we were not idle when we were with you

I pulled up next to a tour coach at a traffic light. It was loaded with fun seeking people at the start of their vacation, all laughing and chatting about days ahead filled with sun and sights. But that red light was taking ages to change. Tapping my steering wheel impatiently, a thought dropped into my heart, “There are times in life when I feel as though I’m just sitting stationary in an old bus, idling at a red traffic light – chug, chug, chug.

The words of God through the prophet Jeremiah came to mind: “I know the plans I have for you. Plans to give you a hope and future.” Jeremiah had prophesied that the people of Judah were to be conquered by the Babylonians and taken into exile. He said they would remain in exile for 70 years but after this time God would restore them and prosper his people once again. Young Daniel was one of those taken into exile. Daniel’s heart was right before God. I could imagine Daniel reading Jeremiah’s words with anticipation of good times ahead, yet, as the years dragged by, perhaps he couldn’t help wondering when the light was going to change. However, Daniel was not idle during his time in exile. He was a man of prayer, so much so that he was even thrown into a pit of lions, because he dared pray to Yahweh. He was also a prophet who interpreted dreams and prophesied coming ages. Daniel made the most of his waiting years. His prayer witness and his words changed even the hardened heats of the tyrant kings. And his witness and words are still changing lives today. Daniel did not idly resign to his fate. While he waited for God’s plans for his people to mature, Daniel rose up as praying man faith.

Chug, chug, chug, spluttered the old bus at the red light next my car. The Holy Spirit spoke into my heart: “So, while waiting for your light to change, pray, pray, pray! For I know the plans I have for you. Seek them in prayer. A time of idling is not a time to be idle.”

God-tracking is praying while patiently waiting for God’s plans to be fulfilled

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Jeremiah 29:10-14
Romans 12:12

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DON’T GIVE UP, LOOK UP & PRAY

I determine to wait patiently for my circumstances to line up with your plans for my life

“Dear Lord, it feels like I’ve been stopped at this place for ages. I know you have plans for my life and I know you have a purpose for me to see the fruit of my work, but sometimes I feel as though I’m just idling away at a red light, waiting for change to happen. So, Lord, I pray for your plans to work out in my life and the lives of those around me. I pray for patience and a pray for peace. I pray for your kingdom to come and your will to be done. I fix my mind on things above and my eyes on Jesus, Dear Lord, I determine to wait patiently for my circumstances to line up with your plans for my life. Amen.”

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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. Subscribe by email at http://godtracker.co.uk/index.html#subscribe

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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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