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04 January 2013
Dear God Tracker
God-Tracking Is Always Acknowledging the Lord In Every Decision You Make
In January 1997 Karen and I sat across the kitchen table in a friend’s house some 5,600 miles from our old home in South Africa. She and I had always believed in acknowledging God in every decision we made and two years prior, after sensing the call of God, we had made the decision to move abroad. I had written to several companies in English speaking countries for job opportunity in the radio or music ministries but had only received a moderate response from England. So, with faith in the call of God and trust that he would always direct our paths we sold our home and booked a trip to visit friends in the UK. Both Karen and I qualified for ancestry visas to live in Britain so we sensed God’s leading to move to that country. Our month’s holiday was over and with return tickets to S.A. in our pockets, we sat gazing searchingly into each other’s eyes over a cup of coffee. “We have acknowledged God in all this; as always,” said my lovely wife, “so I’m sure he will direct the outcome.”
“Hmm,” I pondered. “No doubt God has opened a door for us here and he has led us as he always has in the past. But, as always, it’s we who need to make the decision. So… yes, let’s go for it!”
At its best, God-tracking requires that we acknowledge God’s foreknowledge of the plans and purposes he has for our lives and then step out in faith and make those decisions based upon the sure fact that he will direct our paths. Scriptures tell us that as we try to map out our lives it is God himself who determines our steps. So we need to always seek his face through the Bible, in prayer and in confession then simply make those choices with our eyes on Jesus.
I left my family in the UK and returned to South Africa. After winding things up a few things I returned to start my new life in my new home in England. However, it took all of one year for me to become employed during which time we used up all our savings. Those first few years were tough – very tough – but we knew without doubt that God had moved us, because we had made our decisions in acknowledgement of his plans and purposes. Now many years later I can firmly say that God has proven his purpose for my family and me as he has directed our paths in ways that far outstripped our dreams.
God-tracking is always acknowledging the Lord in every decision you make.
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Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.
Quote of the Week
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“When the Lord gives you a sense of purpose, that purpose ruins you for anything else. Nothing else will ever bring true peace, because peace is found only in pursuing the purposes of God.” --- Brian Houston
Don’t Give-up, Look-up!
Look-up and Fix Your Eyes On Jesus!
Give Me the Courage To Make My Choices In Faith
“Father God I want to take a moment right now to reaffirm that I acknowledge you in everything in my life from my career to my church work; from my recreation to my relationships and from my past to my future. I recognise your foreknowledge of my life for this coming year and beyond. I confess that you are my God and my guide in all I do. Lead me by your Word and Spirit to make all my decisions according to your plans for my life. Believe that you determine my steps if I seek you in all I do. Help me to never, never do anything in life without first acknowledging you. Then, O my Lord, give me the courage to make my choices in faith. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.”
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