GodTracker 705

The e-devotional helping to keep you on track with God’s plans for your life
GodTracker is published at http://godtracker.co.uk

GOD-TRACKING IS DEPENDING ON GOD’S UNMERITED FAVOUR

“I needed motivation to get the job done, but only God could motivate me. I needed his favour on my meagre effort, to establish the work of my hands. His grace is his favour.

Psalm 90:17
Let the favour of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands!

G.W. Knight said, “When a person works an eight-hour day and receives a fair day’s pay for his time, that is a wage. When a person competes with an opponent and receives a trophy for his performance, that is a prize. When a person receives appropriate recognition for his long service or high achievements, that is an award. But when a person is not capable of earning a wage, can win no prize, and deserves no award–yet receives such a gift anyway–that is a good picture of God’s unmerited favour. This is what we mean when we talk about the grace of God.”

Grace is God’s doing. And God did it when he sent Jesus to die and rise from the dead, on our part. Though you and are not capable of earning a wage, can win no prize, and deserves no award, yet receive such a gift anyway, demonstrates God’s saving grace. Jesus took the wages of sin when he died and was awarded the prize of victory when he rose from the grave, on our part. The true picture of God’s unmerited favour – his grace – is our salvation.

However, God’s grace does not only save us, God’s grace empowers us to serve. God’s grace establishes the work of our hands. God’s grace is sufficient.

I’ve been through some intense times of demotivation in my life. Times when I’ve been unmotivated to go to work or perform my daily tasks, unmotivated to speak to people and even unmotivated to do home chores. Yet, the show must go on! You know that feeling? When you wake up in the morning with no energy to face the day, but still need to get on with the job.

It was on one of these mornings that the Holy Spirit led me to Psalm 90:17: “Let the favour of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands!” Indeed, I needed motivation to get the job done, but only God could motivate me. I needed his favour on my meagre effort, to establish the work of my hands. His grace is his favour.

It’s at times like these that I’ve learned how important it is to put self aside and humbly seek the grace of God. If grace is God’s doing, then I need God to work through me today. His grace has saved me from sin and death and his grace establishes the work of my hands.

God-tracking is depending upon God’s unmerited favour

READ ALL ABOUT IT
Romans 3:21-24
2 Corinthians 12:7-10
Psalm 90

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DON’T GIVE UP, LOOK UP & PRAY

It’s because you show me favour, through Jesus, that I know that you’ll establish the work of my hands!

“O Lord, I’ve run out of steam. I’m threadbare and rundown. I need your help to continue. Thank you for your grace. If grace is your doing, then Lord, do this work through me. Thank you for your favour. It’s because you show me favour, through Jesus, that I know that you’ll establish the work of my hands! Praise you for your unmerited favour. Today, O Lord, I commit my work to you, I commit my relationships to you, and I commit every moment of my future to you. Your grace is enough. Amen.”

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GodTracker is a weekly e-mail devotional based on the premise that God has a plan for our lives. His Word calls us to seek his plan by acknowledging him in all our ways and by tracking his purposes, in faith.

Listen to podcasts by Dudley Anderson at… http://godtracker.co.uk/godtracker-podcasts

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GodTracker 704

The e-devotional helping to keep you on track with God’s plans for your life
GodTracker is published at godtracker.co.uk

GOD-TRACKING IS EXPECTING GOD’S ABUNDANCE WITH A PURE HEART

“There are no half measures in the kingdom of God. He will meet all your needs according to his riches, in Christ. And that, with quality!”

Philippians 4:19
And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

In John chapter 2 we read of the first miracle Jesus performed. He, his family and friends had been invited to a wedding in Cana. According to Jewish custom, the bride was probably still confined to her wedding chamber or huppah. She would remain there for the seven days of the huppah feast. It was probably toward the middle of these seven days of celebration that Jesus’ mother overheard the servants mention that the wine had run out. By her persistence, Mary persuaded Jesus to intervene. Jesus proceeded to convert 816 litres of water into the finest quality wine.

There are several significant truths in this story that have impacted my life, as a God Tracker. I’d like to share two with you today.

1. Vessels of Purification

The urns that were used to contain the water that Jesus had turned into wine were jars used for Jewish rites of purification. This ritualistic purification symbolized cleansing of the soul. That is, when the Jews washed their hands according to these rites, they were demonstrating an attitude of repentance of sin. Jesus used symbols of cleansing and repentance to produce pleasing good new wine.

Before we can expect a miracle of God’s righteous new, we need to repent of our sinful of old. God desires to turn your old mundane routines into new excellent purposes if you are willing to come to him with clean hands and a pure heart.

2. More Than Enough

The Jews in Jesus’ day would probably celebrate a wedding for seven days or more, which required a good deal of catering. At this wedding, they had run out of wine. So, Jesus produces more than 800 litters of very high-quality wine to meet the need. By his wisdom and grace, he provides with excellence and abundance.

What are you seeking God for today? Do you have a need in your life? Do you feel as though you have run out of steam to face tomorrow? Well, let me say that God is able and willing to meet all your needs, and then some! When Paul the Apostle complained that he had run dry, Jesus told him, “My grace is sufficient for you.” At another time Jesus said, “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” There are no half measures in the kingdom of God. He will meet all your needs according to his riches, in Christ. And that, with quality!

There is much more in this story. Please read it. Please take it to heart.

God-tracking is expecting God’s abundance with a pure heart

READ ALL ABOUT IT
John 2
Psalm 24:3-4
2 Corinthians 12:7-9
John 10:10
Philippians 4:19

Follow Dudley Anderson on Twitter @godtracker

DON’T GIVE UP, LOOK UP & PRAY

Now, O Lord, turn my humble water into the most high-quality new wine, for your glory

“Dear Lord, thank you for that amazing story in the book of John, when you turned water int wine. I see now that you are able and willing to meet all my needs with excellence and abundance. Lord, I come to you in repentance of all that I have said, done or through that has, in any way, grieved your Holy Spirit. I cleanse my hands and my heart in confession and repentance. Now, O Lord, turn my humble water into the most high-quality new wine, for your glory. Amen.”

If you desire more prayer, please email me – dudley@godtracker.co.uk

SUBSCRIBE to the FREE weekly e-devotional GodTracker at… http://eepurl.com/dxTLAf

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What is GodTracker?
GodTracker is a weekly e-mail devotional based on the premise that God has a plan for our lives. His Word calls us to seek his plan by acknowledging him in all our ways and by tracking his purposes, in faith.

Listen to podcasts by Dudley Anderson at…
http://www.dudleyanderson.net

GodTracker is brought to you free of charge. However, there are many expenses involved in delivering this service to you. Please consider partnering with us to help us continue providing this inspirational thought, at http://godtracker.co.uk/

GodTracker 704

The e-devotional helping to keep you on track with God’s plans for your life
GodTracker is published at godtracker.co.uk

GOD-TRACKING IS EXPECTING GOD’S ABUNDANCE WITH A PURE HEART

“There are no half measures in the kingdom of God. He will meet all your needs according to his riches, in Christ. And that, with quality!”

Philippians 4:19
And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

In John chapter 2 we read of the first miracle Jesus performed. He, his family and friends had been invited to a wedding in Cana. According to Jewish custom, the bride was probably still confined to her wedding chamber or huppah. She would remain there for the seven days of the huppah feast. It was probably toward the middle of these seven days of celebration that Jesus’ mother overheard the servants mention that the wine had run out. By her persistence, Mary persuaded Jesus to intervene. Jesus proceeded to convert 816 litres of water into the finest quality wine.

There are several significant truths in this story that have impacted my life, as a God Tracker. I’d like to share two with you today.

1. Vessels of Purification

The urns that were used to contain the water that Jesus had turned into wine were jars used for Jewish rites of purification. This ritualistic purification symbolized cleansing of the soul. That is, when the Jews washed their hands according to these rites, they were demonstrating an attitude of repentance of sin. Jesus used symbols of cleansing and repentance to produce pleasing good new wine.

Before we can expect a miracle of God’s righteous new, we need to repent of our sinful of old. God desires to turn your old mundane routines into new excellent purposes if you are willing to come to him with clean hands and a pure heart.

2. More Than Enough

The Jews in Jesus’ day would probably celebrate a wedding for seven days or more, which required a good deal of catering. At this wedding, they had run out of wine. So, Jesus produces more than 800 litters of very high-quality wine to meet the need. By his wisdom and grace, he provides with excellence and abundance.

What are you seeking God for today? Do you have a need in your life? Do you feel as though you have run out of steam to face tomorrow? Well, let me say that God is able and willing to meet all your needs, and then some! When Paul the Apostle complained that he had run dry, Jesus told him, “My grace is sufficient for you.” At another time Jesus said, “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” There are no half measures in the kingdom of God. He will meet all your needs according to his riches, in Christ. And that, with quality!

There is much more in this story. Please read it. Please take it to heart.

God-tracking is expecting God’s abundance with a pure heart

READ ALL ABOUT IT
John 2
Psalm 24:3-4
2 Corinthians 12:7-9
John 10:10
Philippians 4:19

Follow Dudley Anderson on Twitter @godtracker

DON’T GIVE UP, LOOK UP & PRAY

Now, O Lord, turn my humble water into the most high-quality new wine, for your glory

“Dear Lord, thank you for that amazing story in the book of John, when you turned water int wine. I see now that you are able and willing to meet all my needs with excellence and abundance. Lord, I come to you in repentance of all that I have said, done or through that has, in any way, grieved your Holy Spirit. I cleanse my hands and my heart in confession and repentance. Now, O Lord, turn my humble water into the most high-quality new wine, for your glory. Amen.”

If you desire more prayer, please email me – dudley@godtracker.co.uk

SUBSCRIBE to the FREE weekly e-devotional GodTracker at… http://eepurl.com/dxTLAf

—————————-
What is GodTracker?
GodTracker is a weekly e-mail devotional based on the premise that God has a plan for our lives. His Word calls us to seek his plan by acknowledging him in all our ways and by tracking his purposes, in faith.

Listen to podcasts by Dudley Anderson at…
http://www.dudleyanderson.net

GodTracker is brought to you free of charge. However, there are many expenses involved in delivering this service to you. Please consider partnering with us to help us continue providing this inspirational thought, at http://godtracker.co.uk/