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GOD-TRACKING IS NATURALLY RISKY BUT SUPERNATURALLY REWARDING
by Dudley Anderson
6/21/2019 / Devotionals
The e-devotional helping to keep you on track with God’s plans for your life. GodTracker is published at http://godtracker.co.uk
But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves
Amy Grant once sang a song entitled, “Fat, Fat Baby.” The song describes a person who accepts Christ as Lord and avidly ventures out into the world of Christendom. He fills his ears with gospel music and Christian teaching. He begins to go to a church and attends all its functions and social events. This person gorges himself on everything Christian but somehow misses the importance of serving Christ. He grows fatter and fatter on God-stuff and learns to speak “Christianese” like an expert. He is a hearer of the word but falls gravely short on being a doer of the word. James says, “Do not merely listen to the word, do what it says.”
Don’t get me wrong, gorging on God’s word is very, very good but we need to practically apply the word of God in every aspect of life in order to move with God’s purposes. We need to be prepared to move on what God is saying to us, which is often a very risky business. However, risk requires faith and faith pleases God.
In 1990 God called me to leave my job and step out in faith to serve him. This led to one of the toughest periods of my life. I knew God’s word promised God’s provision. I had heard many testimonies of people who had stepped out in faith and how God had
met their needs. I had sat under many sermons teaching me that God is faithful, and he will never desert me on the road to following his call. Yet, all this teaching and a hearing of God’s word would have led to naught, unless I stuck my neck out to take God at his word. It was only when I began to do what God was telling me to do, that I discovered his faithful provision and care. It was only when I began to do what God was telling me to do, that my faith in him began to grow.
Indeed, gorge yourself on the word of God and fill your life with a Godly style of living but never get so comfortable hearing God’s word that you fail to do what it says. It’s only in the doing that you will walk in faith, and it’s only by walking in faith that you will enjoy the rewards of God.
God-tracking is naturally risky but supernaturally rewarding
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DON’T GIVE UP, LOOK UP & PRAY
I dedicate my life to obediently following your call, no matter what the apparent risk
“Dear God, I admit that I am very nervous about taking this next step of faith. In the natural, it seems so risky, but I know that with you all things are possible. So, help me to trust your foreknowledge of my life and to walk by faith in your calling, O Lord. Help me to be willing to stick my neck out when you call me to do so. Help me to always keep my eyes on you. I commit my future to you. I dedicate my life to obediently following your call, no matter what the apparent risk. In faith, I come to you and seek your plans and purposes. Help me to always “do” your word and not just “hear” your word. I have faith that you will reward my faith, O Lord. Amen.”
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What is GodTracker?
GodTracker is a weekly e-mail devotional, written by Dudley Anderson, 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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