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28 September 2012
Dear God Tracker
God-Tracking Is Drawing Your Faith from His Grace
“Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand.” Gordon was reading from Romans 5 during our prayer time this morning. The five of us were praying about several large needs in our church, needs that would require copious amounts of faith – and grace – to be realised. As Gordon read those words I had the strangest image of myself making a cup of tea. I was bent over a steaming cup of boiled water with teabag in hand. Then saw myself drop the bag into the water and watched as the hot water turned a lovely tea colour. The longer a watched the stronger and more fragrant the tea became, and I do enjoy a strong cuppa!
“What’s this mean, Lord?” I quizzed silently in prayer. I then began to smile as I understood what the Holy Spirit was impressing on me: “Faith is a teabag!” I understood that the hot water represented God’s grace while the teabag represented my faith. In order to make a half descent cup of tea one needs hot water and tea. Our salvation and our answered prayer depend on two ingredients, too – grace and faith. Grace is God’s doing (the work of Jesus on the cross) and faith is my humble acting upon God’s grace. Like a good cup of tea needs hot water and a teabag, my interaction with the Lord Almighty requires his grace and my faith. Now, the longer I leave the teabag to draw in the hot water, the stronger my cup of tea becomes. Likewise, the longer I rest my faith upon his grace the stronger my walk with God becomes.
Are you facing issues in your life that you feel are insurmountable? Is your bank overdraft overdrawn? Or perhaps you are ill in body or soul or are praying for a loved one who is ill? Well, if you are, then you will need faith to see the hand of God move. Faith pleases God who he rewards all who come to him and seek his will. God is able to do far more than you could ever expect him to do for you. So today immerse your faith in God’s gracious power and ability and be confident that he who promised is faithful, and he will answer your prayers. And while you’re about it… put the kettle on.
God-tracking is drawing your faith from his grace.
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2 Corinthians 12:7-10
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Verse of the Week
1 Peter 1:21
Through him you believe in God, who raised him from the dead and glorified him, and so your faith and hope are in God.
Quote of the Week
A Sample of Dudley’s Fave Quotes.
“Understanding is the reward of faith. Therefore seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand.” --- Augustine
Don’t Give-up, Look-up!
Look-up and Fix Your Eyes On Jesus!
Far More Than All I Could Ask or Imagine
Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
“My Father God, thank you for your immeasurable grace. Thank you that you sent Jesus to die and take my sins so that, in him, I might become your righteousness. Thank you that your grace is all I need. By your grace in Christ, already have my breakthrough. By your grace I have peace and security. It’s all because of your grace that I can stand sure of eternal life after I die and abundant life while I live on earth. Your grace has made the way for all me needs to be met and for your rich provision for my future. Your grace has allowed me to claim your healing touch upon my body and for my loved ones who are ill. Your grace is more than enough for me. Today I step out and add faith to your grace and know emphatically that you are able to do far more than all I could ask or imagine. Thank you, Lord. Amen.”
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