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11 January 2013
Dear God Tracker
God-Tracking Is a Labour of Rest
“But I am trying to be born again,” Sue said to me as the bus rolled on toward the local Baptist church we attended every other Sunday evening. These were the tough yet exciting days of my police training. Every other Sunday, when we were not on weekend pass, we were bussed from the training camp to a local church of our choice. “How do mean, ‘trying to be born again’,” I asked. ”You know,” Sue answered with note of frustration, “I’m really working at trying to be on God’s side and to deal with life’s difficulties. I try my hardest but somehow I’m just not getting it right with God.”
Like so many of us, Sue was doing all she could do to “get it right with God”. She’d had her fair share of difficulties and was trying very hard to live a good life but, sadly Sue had been doing it all in her own strength. After all when you commit to become a Christian there are so many things to get right, aren’t there? It’s wearisome trying to be a Christian. But didn’t Jesus once say, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest?” And then he added that we should be yoked with him. In other words, are we to come to him for rest but then also labour with him? This is paradoxical: labour in rest.
Jesus himself completed all the work for our salvation upon the cross as he died and when he rose from the dead he set us free from sin and strife. Jesus was sinless and yet he was tempted to sin. He laboured at remaining sinless before God so that he would be sinless at the cross. When he died, Christ became the Sabbath rest for all who call on his name. He completed all that was required in order to earn God’s favour. You could say Jesus ticked all the boxes on the application form for life. This means that he not only bore sin but he laboured for righteousness, healing, joy, peace and blessing. Jesus set us free from our efforts to “get it right with God” by becoming the “yes” and “amen” to all of God’s promises to us. So if we are to work at anything then let us work at resting in the labour of Christ.
God-tracking is a labour of rest.
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2 Corinthians 1:18-21
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Verse of the Week
Let us, therefore, make every effort to enter that rest, so that no one will fall by following their example of disobedience.
Quote of the Week
A Sample of Dudley’s Fave Quotes.
“So many of us are so busy doing God's work, we forget sometimes that God is actually the One working.” --- Bonnie Ricks
Don’t Give-up, Look-up!
Look-up and Fix Your Eyes On Jesus!
You Are My Sabbath Rest
“My holy God I realise that I cannot work at getting my life right with you. I realise that I can’t bring my own healing or orchestrate my own success in life and that it is only you working in me that brings right living. I’m sorry for my strife and accept the work of Christ upon the cross in faith today. I come to you, Jesus, because I am weary and burdened. I take up your effort to bring me into a place of blessing and trust that you will give me rest from my difficulties. I let go of my human effort to get things to work out right in my life and trust in your eternal supernatural power to bring about healing, deliverance and victory. Jesus, today I confess that you are my Sabbath rest. Amen.”
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