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GOD-TRACKING IS ENDURING CONFLICT WITH CONFIDENCE THAT GOD IS WATCHING OVER HIS WORD TO YOU
by Dudley Anderson
9/14/2018 / Devotionals
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.
“But Lord, I am only a child,” said Jeremiah, “I don’t even know how to speak.” Young Jeremiah had heard the call of God on his life: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I appointed you a prophet to the nations.” But Jeremiah was afraid. He was young and inexperienced. So, the Lord proceeded to explain that he would put his words into Jeremiah’s mouth and he would watch over those words to cause them to come to pass. Whatever happened, God would defend Jeremiah’s life and calling.
The prophet Jeremiah is one of my heroes of the faith. He was called of God to speak into the life of his people during a particularly severe time of rebellion. Because of their apostacy, as a nation, the Israelites were divided - Israel to the north and Judah to the south. By the time Jeremiah came on the scene, Israel had collapsed and had been taken captive by the Assyrians. The same fate faced Judah, only by the hands of the mighty Babylonians. Jeremiah brought a warning about the demise of Judah, if they refused to turn from idolatry. As a result, Jeremiah was harshly abused. He was mocked, ridiculed and physically tortured by his neighbours. Yet, it was Jeremiah who prophesied, “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
Tracking the will of God can be a daunting task. Our God is high and exalted. He is our Sovereign Majesty. His character is supreme, his power unlimited and his will is paramount. Sometimes walking in God’s will, will take you through places of difficulty. However, walking in God’s will, will always bring you hope and a future, because God knows the plans he has for you. As with Jeremiah, God will watch over his word in your life; he will defend your cause and cause you to prosper in your calling. The Lord has promised you, “The word that goes out from my mouth shall not return to me empty but will accomplish that which I purpose.”
Therefore, take every thought captive and renew your mind by God’s word. Stand secure in the knowledge that he is watching over his calling on your life to fulfil it. He who promised, is faithful and he will do it! All the promises in God’s word are yes for you in Christ! So, wherever God’s will takes you; whatever happens as you seek to track God’s plans, you will go out in joy and be led forth in peace. And that’s what God-tracking is all about!
God-tracking is enduring conflict with confidence that God is watching over his word to you.
DON’T GIVE UP, LOOK UP & PRAY
I commit my life and calling to you. Help me to track your will, every day.
“Heavenly Father, thank you that you are always true to your word. I desire to walk in your will, always. Forgive me for doubting your promises to fulfil your purposes in my life, by your grace. I believe you have a calling on my life. Today, O Lord, I put my trust in your integrity to watch over that calling to bring its purpose to pass. I trust your word will not return to you, empty. Help me to face any resistance and opposition to fulfilling that call. I acknowledge you in all my ways and take every negative thought captive by renewing my mind in your word. I commit my life and calling to you. Help me to track your will, every day. 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 plan by acknowledging him in all our ways and by tracking his purposes, in faith.
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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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