Friday, 16 February 2018

GOD-TRACKING IS HOLDING ON WITH A SOFTENED HEART

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9 February 2018

GOD-TRACKING IS HOLDING ON WITH A SOFTENED HEART

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Jeremiah 23:29
Is not my word like fire, declares the LORD, and like a hammer that breaks the rock in pieces?

“I just would not let go,” said a husband whose wife had fallen into adultery. I was watching a video of a young man called, Mike who was sharing the story of how his wife, Sharon had become involved with a work colleague. Mike and Sharon were both committed Christians. Mike was an elder in their church and his wife sang in the worship team. I was filled with compassion and admiration as he went on to explain how the affair had endured 6 months before, realising her folly, Sharon ended the affair. She repented before God and her husband. Broken and distraught, Mike went before the Lord. He loved his wife and was not prepared to give up the fight. Yet, he was filled with intense anger. The marriage was in shreds.

Reading the words of Jesus, Mike discovered that divorce was not God’s plan. God planned for a man and a woman to leave their parents and be united in flesh and heart. But Jesus said, “Because of your hardness of heart Moses allowed you to divorce your wives.” Mike paused at these words. Was he hardening his heart? He had never stopped loving Sharon. Only disappointment and pride would prompt him to leave his repentant wife. Though she had committed sexual immorality, she had confessed and repented of her sin. “I could not let her go. I would not give up!” he said. “So, I chose to soften my heart and repent of my own sin of pride. I forgave Sharon and together we turned our eyes to Jesus. We sought his love for one another and firmly recommitted our marriage to the Lord. By his grace our marriage survived and is stronger now than it’s ever been. I love my wife more than anything in this world.”

A hardened heart is the hardest substance known to man. Only God’s Word can penetrate that wall; only the hammer of the Word of God can soften a hardened heart. Get into God’s Word and get God’s Word into you.

God-tracking is holding on with a softened heart.

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Matthew 19:3-9Hebrews 12:1-2

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I choose to repent of my pride and soften my heart. I fix my eyes on Jesus.

“Father, I’m sorry for hardening my heart. I realise that a hardened heat causes great discord and disaster. Because of hardened hearts wars have been fought and lives have been lost. Dear Lord, I commit my marriage to you, afresh. Forgive me for my part in all the conflict. I choose to love my wife/husband despite the hurts and disappointments. I choose to repent of my pride and soften my heart. I fix my eyes on Jesus and acknowledge you in every aspect of my relationship. For your glory, Lord. Amen.”

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Friday, 9 February 2018

GOD-TRACKING IS GETTING OVER YOUR MOUNTAINS

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9 February 2018

GOD-TRACKING IS GETTING OVER YOUR MOUNTAINS

Romans 12:2
Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

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I awoke with a start. The phone at my bedside was howling. I glanced at the red numbers on my alarm clock: 02:50 “Hello,” I groggily said trying to surface from deep sleep. “Dudley. It’s Eugene.”

“Eugene! What’s up.”

“I’m afraid. I’ve done it again. I’ve done it again!” he groaned, “I keep doing this thing over and over. Can you please come round?”

My friend Eugene was a young man who lived alone and had problem with pornography. He knew Christ as Lord but had become addicted to watching indecent videos through peer pressure, and now he was hooked. His habit had become a mountain that he kept going round and round in a sin, repent, sin, repent cycle. Eugene needed to repent of sin and renew his mind.

Science tells us that the human brain is comprised of neurons. Neurons are specialised nerve cells that have finger like projections called, dendrites. Like all human tissue, dendrites are made of protein. Through metabolism, proteins can be built up and broken down. Science says that the dendrites of the neurons in our brains are in a constant state of flux. Therefore, it is possible to change the patterns, habits and responses of our brains. Indeed, you can change your mind!

I counselled Eugene to confess his sin to God again. I told him, if we confess our sins, God is faithful to forgive and cleanse us, always. Faithfulness is consistent. God will consistently forgive us if we faithfully confess and repent of our sin, with full intention to not do it again. And Eugene’s mind needed to change. So, I encouraged him to renew his mind by getting into God’s Word and getting God’s Word into him. Pornography was a mountain to Eugene. Instead of going round his mountain time and time again, I encouraged Eugene to seek God for professional help to overcome his addiction, and change his mind by prayerful repetitive confession of God’s Word.

Whatever your mountain is, let me encourage you to call on the Lord. He is faithful and just to help you get over your mountain, instead of repeatedly going around it. It is certainly possible to change your mind. Beware of self-pity. Repeatedly fill your mind with God’s positive Word. And remember, he is faithfully right there with you even in the thick of despair.

God-tracking is getting over your mountains

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1 John 1:5-10Romans 12:1-21 John 4:4Romans 8:37-39Colossians 3:1-4

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I make a conscious choice to renew my thinking – to change my mind

“O Lord, I admit to my sin and repent, in the name of Jesus. Thank you that you executed justice for my sake upon Jesus at Calvary. Thank you that you are consistent in your forgiveness. I make a conscious choice to renew my thinking – to change my mind – by filling my thoughts with your Word. Lord, help me overcome my mountains and gain victory in every adverse circumstance. I commit my thought life to you and acknowledge that you are with, even in these gurgling situations. Greater is he who lives within me than he who lives in the world! Amen.”

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Friday, 2 February 2018

GOD-TRACKING IS STAYING ALOFT BY MOVING FORWARD IN FAITH

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2 February 2018

GOD-TRACKING IS STAYING ALOFT BY MOVING FORWARD IN FAITH

Joshua 1:3
Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given to you

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I remember being awestruck when learning about the force of lift at school. It blew my mind to discover how just air could lift a 450-ton Boeing 747 off the ground. Because of its shape, a moving aircraft wing creates a higher air pressure below than above, resulting in the aeroplane being drawn upward by the low pressure above its wing. This force is called lift. However, the key to lift being effective on an aeroplane’s wing involves another law of physics – motion. For a fully laden 747 to become airborne, it’ is required to reach a speed of 180 mph (or 300 km/h). And then the craft must remain in motion with air flowing over its wings, to maintain lift and stay in the air. If a plane slows down, it will lose lift and begin to fall.

In Hebrews 12 we read that we ought to run with endurance the race that is set before us. Just as a plane needs to continue in motion to maintain lift, so a runner needs to continue in motion to complete his race. A productive Christian life requires motion. Tracking God’s good plans and purposes requires you and me to keep moving. Joshua was commanded by God to possess the promised land. God said to Joshua, “Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given to you.” This would not have been possible if old Josh and his army remained put, They needed to advance with confidence.

God desires to bless the work of your hands very much. He desires to fulfil your dreams and meet your needs. He’ll give you every place your foot shall tread, as you acknowledge God in all your ways. He has plans for you; plans that will prosper you and fill your future with hope. All things in the life of a true God Tracker, work together for his or her good. To remain above your circumstances, you need to maintain lift. To maintain lift you need to keep moving. So, step out in faith today and move forward in God’s perfect plan for you.

God-tracking is staying aloft by moving forward in faith

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Hebrews 12:1-2Joshua 1:1-9Romans 8:28

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I pray for the stamina and tenacity to keep moving forward

“Dear Lord, I’m sorry for slowing down and coming to a standstill in my Christian walk. Forgive me for not running this race with perseverance. I desire to develop lift in my life by moving forward. Thank you for the amazing plans you have stored up for me. Help me not to stop dead but to keep moving forward in your plans, by faith. I commit my future to you; I commit my relationships to you and my work to you. I pray for the stamina and tenacity to keep moving forward. In Jesus’ name. Amen.”

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Friday, 26 January 2018

GOD-TRACKING IS TUNING INTO GOD’S CLEAR SIGNAL

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12 January 2018

GOD-TRACKING IS TUNING INTO GOD’S CLEAR SIGNAL

Colossians 3:2
Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.

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I grew up in the 1970s when computers were great big monsters that filled a room the size of a bus depot. The World Wide Web was a fuzzy construction built by the resident spider in the corner of the room, behind one of the one-ton printers. Online radio was non-existent. The only way one could ever listen to foreign radio was via shortwave. And I loved my shortwave radio receiver. I’d erect high wooden poles to run a wire up to receive a better signal. Little did I know that 20 years later I’d enjoy the privilege of broadcasting on shortwave radio.

Swizz, beep-beep, boing, shhhh would come the sound from the small speaker of my little SW receiver. Turning the knob, I’d listen carefully until I found the reasonable signal of a station like, Trans World Radio. Then, for seemingly no reason, the voice would become garbled and snarled by electromagnetic interference. I’d twiddle that dial and waggle the aerial until the signal eventually returned and I was able to continue listing to TWR.

God’s Word tells us to be holy as God is holy. With regard to the patterns of this world, Christians are exhorted to be separate. In other words, as followers of Christ, we are called to live lives free of the interference of the world. By no means are we told to despise or reject the people of the world (for God loved the world so much that he sent Jesus to die for it) but we are told to tune into God’s voice and separate ourselves from the corruption of sin. You see, sin has a way of creeping in under the radar. Just like when I listened to shortwave radio stations, electromagnetic interference would corrupt the radio station signal I was tuned to, so that I could not hear what was being said, so sin interferes with our sensitivity to the voice of God’s Holy Spirit. May we learn to twiddle those spiritual dials and raise those spiritual antennae higher to cut out the noise of the WORLD to receive a clearer signal from the WORD.

God-tracking is tuning into God’s clear signal.

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1 Peter 1:13-162 Corinthians 6:14-18Colossians 3:1-17

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I open my heart and open my ears to hear your still voice more clearly

“Oh Lord, I’m sorry for allowing the interference of the world to creep into my spiritual walk. I confess and repent of all I’ve allowed into my life that may have corrupted my experience of you; every deed, every thought and every word that has grieved you Holy Spirit. Forgive me, Lord. I choose now to raise my spiritual aerial and finetune ears into your still small voice. I change channels to fix my thoughts on things above and not earthly things. Help me to seek you in prayer and the reading of your Word. I open my heart and open my ears to hear your still voice more clearly. Amen.”

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Friday, 19 January 2018

GOD-TRACKING IS BRAVELY GOING WHERE GOD IS LEADING

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12 January 2018

GOD-TRACKING IS BRAVELY GOING WHERE GOD IS LEADING

Philippians 4:13
I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

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Gideon lived at a time in history when God’s people, Israel had rebelled against God and were worshipping false idols. Sadly, as God had warned them through Moses, if Israel rejected God’s Word and turned to foreign gods, God would abandon them to their enemies. This was the case in Gideon’s day. The Midianites were suppressing Israel, raiding their crops and stealing their livestock. Therefore, Gideon was hiding in a wine-press while he was threshing his wheat, when the angel of God appeared to him.

“The LORD is with you, O mighty man of valour,” said the angel. “Who? Me?” replied Gideon. Gideon was not a significant figure. He was the least in his family, which was of the smallest tribe of Israel. Other Israelites may have tried to stand up against the Midianites, but not Gideon. He was hiding in a winepress. A failure. Useless, in his own eyes. But now, God was calling him to turn the hearts of his people back to worshipping him, and then to go on to defeat the Midianites. Thankfully, young Gideon obeyed God and, with only 300 out 22,000 fighting men, he conquered their enemy.
Are you facing a mammoth task today? Perhaps, like Gideon, you feel you’re an insignificant failure.

Maybe you feel you don’t have what it takes to conquer your fears or succeed in your calling. Gideon felt the same. Let me say to you, you are fearfully and wonderfully made by God; and God makes no mistakes. He has a plan and he has a purpose for you. Trust his design for your life and trust his grace to empower you to fulfil his design (remember, grace is God’s doing). Nothing can separate you from the hand of God and if God is with you, none can stand against you. Be encouraged, the LORD is with you, O mighty GodTracker of valour!

God-tracking is bravely going where God is leading

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Judges 6-7Deuteronomy 11:26-28Psalm 139Romans 8:31-37

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I commit my work to you and trust you to fulfil my ambitions

“O Lord God, when I read the story of Gideon I feel so encouraged. If you could raise up a little man like Gideon and turn him into a victorious warrior, then I know you can use me to do what you have called me to do. It’s not by my power or might, but by your Spirit I will achieve this task. I commit my work to you and trust you to fulfil my ambitions. Sometimes I feel like I’m a failure and unqualified to do this job, but then I remember, your grace is my qualification; and grace is you doing the job through me. Help me to succeed in this task you have given me, to your glory. Amen.”

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Friday, 12 January 2018

GOD-TRACKING IS REJOICING IN THE DAY THAT THE LORD HAS MADE

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12 January 2018

GOD-TRACKING IS REJOICING IN THE DAY THAT THE LORD HAS MADE

Psalm 118:24
This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

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We’ve all had experiences when something good has happened and we say, “That made my day.” I remember late one Friday evening, many years back, my wife, Karen open our freezer to realise that we had meat left for only two days. This was during the days when I was studying for the ministry and we lived by faith. It was my first year of studies and I’d left a lucrative job to attend Bible college. The little income we had between us from part-time work barely covered the essentials. “What are we going to do for meat?” Karen said. We prayed and went to bed.

Early Saturday morning there was a knock on our door. We were still in bed, so I hastily pulled on a pair of jeans and answered the door. “Come with me,” said my father-in-law who stood at the door. Squinting in the morning sunlight, I followed him to his car. Dad opened the car’s boot. My eyes fell on a whole hind-quarter of fresh meat. My dad-in-law had no idea we had need of food and just felt prompted by the Spirit to buy us a hind-quarter. That made my day!

Today is your day! Remember, as the old song goes, every day with Jesus is sweeter than the day before. Traditionally, we aside set only one day a week to gather to worship God. But the Christian lifestyle comprises more than just Sunday morning kisses. As author, Bob Gass puts is, “The secret of victorious Christian living is not ‘dipping’ in God’s presence once a week in church, but ‘dwelling’ in it every day.”

I know we all have good days and bad days. I dare say, Jesus had a few bad days, notwithstanding, Good Friday. For the best part of 3 years Jesus preached the gospel of the Kingdom of God, healed the sick and loved those to whom he was sent. Then, the very evening before the day he was crucified, Jesus ate the celebratory Passover meal with his friends. At the end of the meal, as was the custom, they sang one of the Hallel Psalms (Psalms 113 to 118). Tradition has it, he sang Psalm 118. This Psalm is a prophetic Psalm about the coming of Messiah. Jesus knew this, of course. Jesus knew too, that he would be arrested, tried and crucified the very next day. Yet is sang, “This is the day that the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it.”

Whatever your day holds; whatever happens tomorrow, good or bad, remember the Lord is there already. He is meeting your needs and preparing your way. As Jesus faced the day of his cross he sang the words, let us rejoice and be glad in it. Because of the joy that was set before him he endured the cross, despising its shame, and knew that he would go on to be seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Today is the day the Lord has made, so fix your eyes on Jesus and rejoice. This is your day!

God-tracking is rejoicing in the day that the Lord has made.

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Psalm 118Hebrews 12:1-3

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I put my faith in you, this day that you have made

“Thank you, dear God, for the example of Jesus. Thank you that I can face today and tomorrow with the same joy that Jesus had, even as he faced the cross. Thank you that you are there already – on the other side of my cross – meeting my needs. I put my faith in you, this day that you have made. Dear Lord, your peace and joy has made my day. Amen.”

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Friday, 5 January 2018

GOD-TRACKING IS SEIZING EVERY NEW DAY

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20 October 2017

GOD-TRACKING IS SEIZING EVERY NEW DAY

Lamentations 3:22-23
The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness

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Every day with Jesus
Is sweeter than the day before
Every day with Jesus
I love Him more and more

Somehow, those simple old choruses always seem to make it so easy to understand the purposes of God. For every true GodTracker, every day is a new chance to discover the plans God has for us, in Jesus. Every day is simply a new day to celebrate the goodness of the Lord.
Once every 365 days we set aside only one day to commemorate the start of new things. New Year’s Day has become synonymous with new beginnings, new resolutions and new hopes and dreams. Truth be told, it’s just another day. Yet, we humans have a propensity to seek any excuse to try to start anew. Therefore, we grab hold of this one day in the year to let bygones be bygones and old acquaintances be forgotten. What space does that leave in our lives to the seize new opportunities when they arrive?

God’s Word instructs us to run with endurance the race marked out for us. No athlete makes a good start and then sits down on the track. New beginnings need enduring persistence to fulfil their purpose. Every step we take on this track called life is a new day to make the best use of our time, as children of the Light, and to share the love of God in these evil times. Every day is a new opportunity to seek and track God’s plans and purposes for our lives. As we commit our work to God and acknowledge him in all our ways, every new morning is a new opportunity to seize the day.

So, why don’t you wake up every new day singing, every day with Jesus Is sweeter than the day before.

God-tracking is fresh every day.

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Hebrews 12:1-2Ephesians 5:8-20Proverbs 16:3Proverbs 3:6

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Give me wisdom and help me to understand your will, that I may seize every new day

“O Lord, thank you so much for today! Thank you for every new day as a new opportunity to serve you and share the love of God. I commit this day to you. I acknowledge you in ALL my ways! Help me to make the most of every new day as an auspicious opportunity to track your plans for my life. Give me wisdom and help me to understand your will, that I may seize every new day, in Jesus. Amen.”

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