Friday, 9 December 2016

GOD-TRACKING IS GETTING YOUR HEART RIGHT WITH GOD, FIRST

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09 December 2016

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Dear God Tracker

GOD-TRACKING IS GETTING YOUR HEART RIGHT WITH GOD, FIRST

Luke 6:45
The good person out of the good treasure of his heart produces good, and the evil person out of his evil treasure produces evil, for out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.

One of my favourite Bible heroes is the great king of Israel, King David. I love David because he was a simple shepherd boy who discovered the secret of constantly keeping his heart pure before God.

David was the youngest son of a regular Hebrew man called, Jesse. Being a shepherd in the Middle East in those days, was a very humble job. Nevertheless, we read how David did his job to the best of his ability, even risking his own life for the safety of his father’s sheep. This humble young man was soon to become the shepherd of the people of God; the greatest king ancient Israel would ever know.

Yet, as we read David’s story we notice that he was less than perfect. Becoming a great warrior-king meant that he was responsible for the deaths of many people, through the acts of war. Also, on one occasion we read how David fell in love with another man’s wife and married her, after sending her husband to his death on the front line. David committed adultery and murder! However, we read that David was called, a man after God’s own heart. In fact, it is from David’s line that we received the promised Messiah and saviour of the world, Jesus.

I believe that God looks at the heart and not the hands. We are told that we are justified by grace, through faith and not the works of our hands. Faith and grace are qualities experienced in the heart, when we believe that Jesus died and rose again to free us from sin. Jesus said that out of the abundance of the heart the mouth will speak. Consequently, because grace and faith are expressed in the heart (and have made us right with God through grace and faith) the actions of our hands will simply reveal the salvation within our hearts. This calls for living a life totally surrendered to the grace of God, with a pure heart before the Lord.

David was a true God Tracker. David lived in God’s grace and David walked by faith. David was not a perfect person but David’s heart was right. When he sinned, he was very quick to repent and walk with a contrite heart before God. Though he was a great king, David knew that he was nothing, had nothing and meant nothing, but for the grace of God. David was made righteous by faith in God’s forgiveness and walked in the integrity of the hope of his salvation. He didn’t always do things right but he knew that purity of heart preceded purity of hand.

God-tracking is getting your heart right with God, first.

God bless

Dudley

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1 Samuel 13:14
Acts 13:22
Romans 3:27-28
Ephesians 2:8-10


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I choose to walk in integrity and uprightness of heart. I pray for opportunities to put my faith into practice.

Pray
“O God, forgive me for trying to earn good points with you. I realise now that you look at my heart’s motives before the works of my hands. Help me to live out my salvation with a pure and contrite heart. Help me to be sure that I’m not doing good works in life to be recognised by other people or to somehow, to earn righteousness. May my good works result from you working through me. Like King David, O Lord, I choose to walk in integrity and uprightness of heart. I pray for opportunities to put my faith into practice. Amen.”

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Friday, 25 November 2016

GOD-TRACKING IS BEING DELIGHTED IN THE HAPPINESS FOUND IN FOLLOWING CHRIST

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25 November 2016

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Dear God-tracker

GOD-TRACKING IS BEING DELIGHTED IN THE HAPPINESS FOUND IN FOLLOWING CHRIST

Psalm 37:4
Delight yourself in the LORD,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.

I realise there are people who go through life with very little difficulty, but these are the exception. For most of us, life is filled with ups and downs (sometimes more downs than ups). However, the secret of being happy is not in looking for happiness itself. Some think happiness is found in pleasure, possessions or people, while others look for happiness in riches. Happiness is illusive and transient. True lasting happiness can only be found by delighting oneself in the Lord.

We all have needs and desires in life. God knows our needs, even before we know them. Jesus taught us not to run after natural pleasures or even natural needs. He said, “Do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For your heavenly Father knows that you need them all.” This is why he told us to look for God’s goodness and God’s Kingdom before looking to meet our own needs or wants. Indeed, God is our Father and no father will spitefully withhold good things from his child.

Whatever your need may be, turn to Abba before you turn anywhere else and trust him to meet that need. Your Father is the Father of heaven and has all power and resource to meet your every need. More than this, he loves you and delights in granting you the desires of your heart. First seek his righteousness so that your desires will line up with his purposes for you. Then delight yourself in the Lord and he will grant you the desires of your heart. So, be delighted to follow his plan for your life; be delighted to spend time with Father in worship and prayer and be delighted to read the Bible, meditating on his Word day and night, Do this and God will fill your life with a contented happiness. Delight yourself in Jesus today and he will make you happy.

God-tracking is being delighted in the happiness found in following Christ.

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Dudley

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I delight myself in you. Therefore, I trust and claim that you will grant me the desires of my heart.

Pray
“Dear Abba Father, thank you so much for your love and grace. Thank you, O Lord, for your willingness to meet my needs according to your riches in Jesus. I humbly submit my desires to you now, seeking first your kingdom purposes in my life. I acknowledge your holiness and your righteousness. Help me to line up my desires with your purposes. I resent my every need to you – emotional, physical, financial and material, in faith that you will meet my needs. I delight in your goodness, O God. I delight in worshipping you, O God. I delight in your Word to me. I delight myself in you. Therefore, I trust and claim that you will grant me the desires of my heart. Amen.”

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Friday, 18 November 2016

GOD-TRACKING IS EXPECTING GOD TO ALWAYS CONFIRM HIS GUIDANCE IN YOUR LIFE

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18 November 2016

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GOD-TRACKING IS EXPECTING GOD TO ALWAYS CONFIRM HIS GUIDANCE IN YOUR LIFE   

Isaiah 55:9
For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.

Some say that God never uses physical dimensions when guiding us and that he only guides us through spiritual means. Indeed, God does guide us in spiritual ways: the still small voice of his Spirit in our hearts, an anointed word from Scripture or even through dreams and visions. However, God also uses literal physical incidents to guide us in our choices for living.

In the early 1990s, my wife and I had sensed the Lord’s guidance calling us to leave family and friends in South Africa and move to a new country. We’d had a notion that God was going to move us for some time and were knocking on doors around the world. Eventually a potential opportunity opened for us in the Midlands of England. After much prayer and God seeking, in faith, we felt it was time to sell our house and make plans to move. However, Karen loved our home and still had some reservations about moving.

One afternoon Karen was walking down the long gated driveway of our home in Pretoria praying, “Dear Lord, I’m still not certain about selling up to move to the UK. Do you really want us to sell this house and move?” Just then there was a gust of wind. The weather was good that day; the wind came from nowhere. As small white A5 handbill blew over the gate and landed at her feet. “Oh, this junk-mail gets in everywhere,” Karen thought as she picked up the leaflet to discard it. Her eyes caught the bold print at the top of the page: It’s Time to Sell You House. Karen was mesmerised. How could this ever be a coincidence? She had just spoken these words to God in prayer and now she read them in black and white on the piece of paper in her hand.

Gideon in the Bible asked God for a literal confirmation of his calling on his life. He put out a sheep’s fleece one night and asked God to wet it with dew and prevent the ground around it from being wet. He did this to test that what he sensed God was saying was correct. The next morning all the ground around the fleece was dry but the fleece was very wet. Gideon might have thought this result was a coincidence so he asked God to reverse the process the next night. Sure enough, the next morning the fleece was dry and the ground was wet. God made his point and Gideon obeyed God’s call with great effect.

Coincidence never occurs in prayer. God is sovereign and omniscient. If he can use the sun and the moon to confirm his Word, then he can use even tiny literal incidents in your life to communicate his plans to you. Don’t underestimate God’s ability to use the obvious or mundane to guide you. Try not to confine your opinion of how God speaks to only one format. God is sovereign and omniscient and he will do whatever he chooses to do to get his message through to you. His ways are not like our ways; they are often contrary to our human reason. So, in seeking the plans that God has for you, open your heart to his higher ways and simply expect him to speak.

God-tracking is expecting God to always confirm his guidance in your life   

Fix your eyes on Jesus

Dudley

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Judges 6:36-40
Isaiah 55:9-11

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I pray that you will speak to me and confirm your Word to me in ways that will clearly reveal your will for my life.

Pray
“Dear sovereign Lord, forgive me for ignoring the obvious confirmations of your Word to me. I believe that you are wise and your thoughts are higher than my thoughts. So, I humbly submit my reasoning to your sovereign wisdom. I pray that you will speak to me and confirm your Word to me in ways that will clearly reveal your will for my life. I commit my every decision to you. I commit my every ambition to you. Help me to be observant and clearly see or hear the ways you choose to confirm your plans for my future. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.”

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Friday, 11 November 2016

GOD-TRACKING IS LETTING GOD DO THE FIGHTING FOR YOU

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11 November 2016

Dear God-tracker

GOD-TRACKING IS LETTING GOD DO THE FIGHTING FOR YOU

Romans 8:37
Know, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.

The mighty Philistine warrior stood brazenly brandishing his 6-and-a-half-kilogram spear. Goliath was a giant of a man. He was selected out of the ranks of the Philistines to represent their army in a one-on-one battle against the Israelites. In those times, to minimise loss, a king would select his strongest man to go out against his counterpart from the opposing army in a one-on-one fight. Whoever won the fight and killed his opponent, would win the battle for his army. Goliath was confident that no Israelite would defeat him. “I defy the ranks of Israel this day. Give me a man, that we may fight together.”

King Saul watched in horror as his men cowered in fear. He had no man in his ranks of the stature of Goliath. Just then a young messenger boy was brought to him. “Who is this uncircumcised Philistine, that he should defy the armies of the living God? Let no man's heart fail because of him. Your servant will go and fight with this Philistine,” said shepherd-boy David to the king. “All this assembly may know that the LORD saves not with sword and spear. For the battle is the Lord’s.”

We know the end of this story well. Young David kills the giant Goliath with a single slingshot. Israel’s champion conquers the Philistine’s champion. Under the rules of war at the time, this meant that the Israelite army had conquered the Philistine army. So, the Israelites pursued the retreating Philistines, gaining a great victory.

I love this story because it makes clear that David is the champion who won the battle. Out of hundreds of mighty men left standing in their ranks, David was the single individual who took on the giant. He fought in the name of the Lord, in one-on-on combat and defeated the enemy. He knew the battle was the Lord’s, that day. However, though David fought alone, he won the battle for all the men in the ranks behind him. He fought the fight but his men won the war. David was the conqueror while his brothers in the ranks were more than conquerors.

Whatever battle you’re in remember, the battle is not yours; it’s the Lord’s. If you are sure you are walking in the truth (and make sure you are walking in the truth), then you have nothing to defend. The truth will vindicate you. If you’re facing a fight today, be still and wait patiently for the Lord to defend you. Be strong and courageous, Jesus has won the victory! In Christ, you are more than a conqueror!

God-tracking is letting God do the fighting for you.

Fix your eyes on Jesus

Dudley

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Jesus is my champion. In Christ, I am more than a conqueror!

Pray
“Dear Lord, I feel so helpless today. This fight seems to be taking its toll on me. And yet, I know now that I should not be trying to do this on my own. I know the devil is my real enemy and I know that Jesus conquered him at Calvary. Jesus triumphed over all the forces of evil in the cross, making a public spectacle of the devil. My champion, Jesus Christ, fought a one-on-on battle with the enemy and conquered him. Thank you Lord for this victory. Therefore, as a Christian believer and one who walks by faith in Christ, I have won the battle. Like David’s brothers in the ranks were victorious, because David won the fight for them, I too am victorious, because Jesus won the fight for me. Jesus is my champion. In Christ, I am more than a conqueror! Praise God! Amen.”

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Friday, 4 November 2016

GOD-TRACKING IS CASTING YOUR BLUES ON JESUS WHEN YOU FEEL LIKE RUNNING AWAY

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04 November 2016

Dear God-tracker

GOD-TRACKING IS CASTING YOUR BLUES ON JESUS WHEN YOU FEEL LIKE RUNNING AWAY

1 Peter 5:7
casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

I love the book of Psalms in the Bible. Of the 150 Psalms David is accredited with writing 75 of them. David was also a prophet. Many of the Psalms he wrote are messianic prophecy, predicting the coming of Jesus. David is called, “a man after God’s own heart.” He was a great warrior king who expanded his kingdom vastly during his reign, and yet, many of the Psalms he wrote are honest cries to God for help in desperate situations. One might say that, as he wrote some of these Psalms, David was singing the blues.

As I read David’s Psalms I take courage. If you’re anything like me then you would agree that there are moments in life when you wish you could just run away – get away from the rat race and retire to a desert island somewhere. One Psalm, in particular, describes King David feeling exactly the same emotions that I’ve had from time to time – Psalm 55.

Absalom was king David’s third son. As with all his sons, David loved Absalom very much. Absalom grew up and became a mighty warrior under his father’s command. King David’s domain had grown substantially; he was a greatly respected and blessed man of God. One day young Absalom decided he wanted to overthrow his father’s kingdom. He rallied a small army under his command and usurped his father’s authority by enticing some of his advisors to join him and, declaring himself king of Israel, he overthrows the throne of David. David was heartbroken. A mighty and ruthless warrior was he, yet he loved his son too much to simply kill him to stop the conspiracy. So, David flees Jerusalem. Eventually Joab, David’s general, commands an army against Israel and kills Absalom. David mourns his son’s death, though he was his enemy.

It’s with this backdrop we read: “My heart is in anguish within me; the terrors of death have fallen upon me.  Fear and trembling come upon me, and horror overwhelms me. And I say, ‘Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest; yes, I would wander far away; I would lodge in the wilderness.’ “

Do you ever feel like running away? Oh, that I had wings like a dove, just to get away from it all. You’re not alone. Great men of God have felt the same way. Troubles and stresses overtake us sometimes. Workload and worries overwhelm us on every side. I would wander far away; I would lodge in the wilderness. It is natural to feel this way. But take heart, the Psalmist goes on to say, “But I call to God, and the Lord will save me,” and, “Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved,” and, “But I will trust in you.”

If you’re singing the blues today, lift your head and put your trust in the Lord. Jesus said, “In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” So, chase those blues away by singing, “This is the day that the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it.”

God-tracking is casting your blues on Jesus when you feel like running away

Fix your eyes on Jesus

Dudley

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Psalm 55
2 Samuel 15-17
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I turn to you and will not give up; rather, I look up!

Pray
“Heavenly Father, I admit that I’m feeling down today. Like King David, I feel like running away from it all. Oh, that I had wings of a dove to fly into the sunset. There are so many problems I’m facing – worries, fears, overload, expectations, undue responsibilities – that I just want to leave it all behind and never come back. However, I know that it’s not your will that I should just abandon my responsibilities and the people I love. I know that if I run away I will take these blues along with me. Forgive me, Lord, for anything that have done to allow Satan to get a foothold in my life. I turn to you and will not give up; rather, I look up! You are my source of provision, peace and joy. You are my strength, hope and deliverance. Thank you, Jesus. You have overcome the world. So, I cast my cares on you because you care for me. Amen!”

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GodTracker owes its origins to an international Christian radio programme produced by Dudley Anderson called, On Track. Although On Track went off-air in 2005, GodTracker has continued to help people to track God's plans and purposes for their lives since July 2003.

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Friday, 28 October 2016

GOD-TRACKING IS DOING LIFE GOD’S WAY

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28 October 2016

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GOD-TRACKING IS DOING LIFE GOD’S WAY

2 Corinthians 13:14
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ and the love of God and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all.

Sally was sitting flat on the filthy pavement, her back against the shop window. People streamed passed her on the busy city sidewalk, oblivious to her plight. No one noticed her smudged mascara or the dried tear stains on her cheeks. Sally had nowhere to go; rejected by her lover, thrown out of her apartment, now homeless, penniless and alone. Only 3 months prior Sally was safe and secure in a caring home with her husband and 2 children. Sadly, she’d been led astray by an urge to seek for that elusive, “there’s gotta be more to life than this”. Dissatisfied with what she had, she’d left her husband a note, drew their life savings and set off on an adventure to explore the world. Now it was all gone. She sat there alone, longing to fill her stomach with at least the scraps from her dear husband’s plate. “O Lord, I have failed you,” she said between sobs, “I am deeply sorry.”

Sally knew Jesus. She had committed her heart to him in Sunday School as a child. She and her husband had attended a wonderful family friendly church, back home. However, she had become dissatisfied with that same-old routine, day after day and week after week. Discontentment has a way of clouding our judgement. Sally had abandoned her security, her family and even her faith to fulfil a craving for the alternative life. She thought she could make it rich. How she had discovered that she could not do life on her own or in her own way. There is nothing more to live for but to humbly repent and seek God’s will again. Sally dragged herself up to her feet. “Perhaps if I can just get to the train station, God will help me find my way home.”

So many of us think we can make it on our own. Perhaps not as severe as this little story today, but we all, one way or another, often abandon all reason – and God’s will – trying to do life our way. This is folly. There is no way I can do my life any other way, with any meaningful purpose, than to do it God’s way. The scriptures tell us to acknowledge God in all our ways and he will make our paths straight. Scripture tells us to humble ourselves before the Lord and he will lift us up. God knows your past from your future and he knows how to fit everything else in, in-between. If you’ve acknowledged him as Lord, then he is the author of your life.

God-tracking is doing life God’s way

Fix your eyes on Jesus

Dudley

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Help me to return to the place where I left this track, so that I can continue to live content within your will

Pray
“Dear Lord, I’m at my wits end. Please forgive me for taking my eyes off you and seeking to do life my own way. I’ve made a mess of it. I realise now that the only way to do things is to do them your way. Forgive me for stepping out of your will. I make a U-turn now and reaffirm that you are my Lord and my guide. I acknowledge you in all my ways again and trust you to direct my life’s paths. I seek first your will – your kingdom and your righteousness – and trust that everything else in life will fall into place. Help me to return to the place where I left this track, so that I can continue to live content within your will. Amen."

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GodTracker owes its origins to an international Christian radio programme produced by Dudley Anderson called, On Track. Although On Track went off-air in 2005, GodTracker has continued to help people to track God's plans and purposes for their lives since July 2003.

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Friday, 21 October 2016

GOD-TRACKING IS LIVING BY FAITH UNDER THE BENEFITS OF GOD’S RIGHTEOUSNESS IN Y

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21 October 2016

Dear God-tracker

GOD-TRACKING IS LIVING BY FAITH UNDER THE BENEFITS OF GOD’S RIGHTEOUSNESS IN YOU

Romans 1:17
For in it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith for faith, as it is written, “The righteous shall live by faith.

Jesus is the blueprint of God for your life. The Bible says that we have all sinned and corrupted his perfect righteous image in which we were created. Even though God gave us the Law of Moses, it was rendered powerless in that it was weakened by the sinful nature. So, God sent his own Son, Jesus to reconcile us to himself. Because Jesus is God – God incarnate – he is and was sinless. Even so, God’s plan was to allow righteous Jesus to take the curse of sin when he died for us. You see, God imputed Jesus with your sin so that, by repentance and faith, you could be imputed with his righteousness. In Christ, you become the righteousness of God. Jesus in you is God’s original plan for your life.

Many people think they need to work hard to earn God’s favour, but this is impossible. God is so holy and righteous that we would need to become as he is in order to earn his favour. However, Jesus is already how God is, because Jesus is God in the flesh. Therefore, to become righteous, you and I need to intentionally repent of sin and then live by faith in God’s grace. The moment you truly repent of sin and admit your failings, you die to the old nature of sin. Then the moment you exercise faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus you put confidence in Christ and begin to live by his righteousness.

If you are in Christ you are a new creation, the old sinful life is gone and you have a new righteous life, in Christ. You were crucified with him when you confessed your sins and surrendered your life to God. It’s no longer the old you living in your body; it’s Christ living in you; and he is the righteousness of God! You see, the righteousness you now have in you is not your righteousness but it’s God’s righteousness in you.

Therefore, you can claim the benefits of the righteous. The Palms are packed with promises to the righteous:

“For you bless the righteous, O Lord; you cover him with favour as with a shield,” (Psalm 5:11)

“The eyes of the Lord are towards the righteous and his ears towards their cry,” (Psalm 34:15)

“When the righteous cry for help, the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles,” (Psalm 34:17)

“Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all,” (Psalm 34:19)

“I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or his children begging for bread,” (Psalm 37:25)

These are to mention but a few. However, we remind ourselves that we can only stand righteous before God, through Christ. That is, Jesus Christ is truly righteous and only by faith in his atoning death are we made righteous. Indeed, the righteous will live by faith!

God-tracking is living by faith under the benefits of God’s righteousness in you

Fix your eyes on Jesus

Dudley

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Galatians 3:10-14Romans 8:1-4
2 Corinthians 5:16-21
Galatians 2:20


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I’m made righteous by faith and so live daily by faith, claiming the benefits of the righteous as written in your Word

Pray
“O holy God, I admit that, in myself, I don’t have what it takes to be righteous. I admit and confess my sin to you. You are faithful and just to forgive and cleanse me from all unrighteousness. Thank you for your grace and mercy and for forgiving me of all sin. I choose to die to my old self and commit my life to you, in Jesus’ name. By faith I now lay hold of your righteousness. I confess that Jesus became sin for me so that, in him, I might become righteous by your righteousness. Thank you for the promises you make to the righteous. I’m made righteous by faith and so live daily by faith, claiming the benefits of the righteous as written in your Word. Thank you for cleansing my sin and making me righteous, in Christ. Amen.”

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