Friday, 13 July 2018

GOD-TRACKING IS TRACKING GOD’S WILL BY HIS WORD AND THROUGH PRAYER

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 “The will of God becomes obvious only by the application of the knowledge of God’s Word, through prayer. Acknowledge God in all your ways and seek him with all your heart in prayer, and you will be sure to walk squarely in the will of God.”

Romans 12:2Do 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.

Our God is high and exalted. He is our Sovereign Majesty, his character is supreme, his power unlimited and his will is paramount. Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, when he was confronted by the will of God in Gethsemane, said, “Nevertheless, not my will, but yours, be done.” As GodTrackers, seeking and tracking the will of God in our lives may lead us to places of trial, but will always end up in victory. As in Jesus’ case, he set his will on the will of God, endured the cross, scorned its shame and wound up seated at the right hand of God in glory.

Sometimes God’s will is obvious to us. However, for the most part, the will of God seems difficult to track. Author, Elisabeth Elliot said, “The will of God is never exactly what you expect it to be. It may seem to be much worse, but in the end, it's going to be a lot better and a lot bigger.” Evangelist Daniel Kolenda said, “God's will is never revealed in such a way that it negates our need for dependence upon him.” God-tracking is all about seeking and remaining on track with the will of God, wherever that track may lead. Hindsight is wonderful. It’s very easy to look back on a trying situation and see the hand of God and identify his will through it. Yet, on this side of tomorrow, how do I know if I’m indeed, tracking the will and purposes of God?

God’s Word gives us a clue: “Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. Therefore, do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is.” And Jesus taught us to pray, “Father in heaven… your will be done on earth as it is done in heaven.” Therefore, seeking and tracking the will of God involves two practices: wisdom and prayer. Wisdom is applied knowledge. Knowledge comes by the Word of God. Scripture also says, “Be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God.” God’s Word (the Bible) is our map to the treasure of God’s will. Making life’s choices based on the teachings of Scripture is wise. And wisdom also ensues from prayer. The will of God becomes obvious only by the application of knowledge by God’s Word, through prayer. So, acknowledge God in all your ways and seek him with all your heart in prayer, and you will be sure to walk squarely in the will of God. And this takes faith!

God-tracking is tracking God’s will by his Word, through prayer.

READ ALL ABOUT ITHebrews 12:2Luke 22:40-42Ephesians 5:15-17Matthew 6:9-12Romans 8:28

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Give me godly wisdom to discern your purposes and make the most of every opportunity

“Dear Lord, help me to always seek and remain in your will for my life. I know your will is not always a, so called, bed of roses, but I know all things work out for the good of those who are called according to your purposes. So, I commit my future to you. I commit my plans to you. I commit my trials and difficulties to you. I acknowledge in all my ways, seek your Word and pray your will be done in my life as it is done in heaven. Give me godly wisdom to discern your purposes and make the most of every opportunity. Lord, I trust you to work out all things in my life according to your perfect will. Amen.”

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Friday, 6 July 2018

GOD-TRACKING IS FLOWING WITH NEW WINE

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 GOD-TRACKING IS FLOWING WITH NEW WINE

 I believe the Lord is opening a great new opportunity for you to see great results for his glory in your life. He is discarding your old wineskin and filling a new wineskin with new fine wine.”

 Mark 2:22“And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the wine will burst the skins—and the wine is destroyed, and so are the skins. But new wine is for fresh wineskins.


Jesus’ first recorded miracle was a profound demonstration of his power and authority, as the Word of God, over the laws of nature. As was customary at traditional Jewish weddings of the first century, Jesus and his family had been celebrating a friend’s wedding in Cana, for several days already. Traditionally, wine would flow freely, and due to the longevity of these celebrations copious amounts of wine was required to see the feast through. As the celebrations continued at the wedding Jesus was attending, the organisers ran out of wine. Jesus’ mother overheard the servants talking and approached her son to do something about it. Jesus answered, “Woman, what does this have to do with me? My hour has not yet come.” Nevertheless, in his compassion, Jesus miraculously converts approximately 120 gallons of plain water into the finest wine.


Two thoughts occur to me as I read this story. Firstly, the proper use of the vessels Jesus chose to contain the new wine, was to contain water for ceremonial cleansing. Jews ceremonially wash before a meal. These jars were intended for purification. I don’t believe it was coincidence that Jesus used 6 purification vessels to contain his new wine.

God is doing a new thing in your life today, dear GodTracker. Before you can enjoy the newness of God’s fine purposes for your life, you need to purify your heart. In James 3 we read that wisdom from above begins with purity. Before you can contain the new wine of the Lord’s new move in your life you need to check your heart’s motives. Ask, how can I glorify God and not self? Before you can hold the new wine of the Lord’s new move in your life you need to be ready to discard your old wineskin.

Secondly, one could say that at the Cana wedding the best was saved for last. Unbeknownst to the wedding host that Jesus had supernaturally created that finest quality wine from mere water, he calls the bridegroom over and says, “Everyone serves the good wine first, and when people have drunk freely, then the poor wine. But you have kept the good wine until now.” You see, when God does a new thing, it’s always good!

The Lord is doing a new thing in your life today, and it’s good! You may feel it’s a little late in the day to start something new, but with God, nothing is impossible. He who is calling you will make a way for streams in the desert of your dryness. If you’ll let him, he will orchestrate your life’s circumstance according to his will and meet all your needs to fulfil his new purposes for you. He who calls you is faithful. He will do it. We are told to make the most of every opportunity. I believe the Lord is opening a great new opportunity for you to see great results for his glory in your life. He is discarding your old wineskin and filling a new wineskin for you, with new fine wine.

God-tracking is flowing with new wine


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DON’T GIVE UP, LOOK UP & PRAY

I commit my future to you and acknowledge you in all my plans, aspirations and ambition.

“Lord, here I am. Use me. I repent of holding on to the old for any reason. I believe today, that you are doing a new thing in my life. Lord, I see it coming. As Mary said to Jesus, so I pray, Lord help me do whatever you tell me to do. I commit my future to you and acknowledge you in all my plans, aspirations and ambition. Lord, check my heart. If there is any baneful motive in me, remove it and help me to humbly seek first your kingdom. I place my trust in you to direct my paths according to your purpose and meet all my needs according to your riches, in Christ. Use me Lord! Amen.”

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Tuesday, 3 July 2018

God Watches Over His Call

Learning to hear and trust the call of God
By Dudley Anderson


  “When we face opposition in our lives, we need to walk in the truth, while remaining still in the face of the conflict. God always vindicates truth. Be sure to persist in truth. If you are siding with the truth, you have nothing to defend.”

My Experience

I sensed the call of God on my life when I left school in 1980. Every kid wonders what he wants to be when he grows up. When I was younger, I was into science in a big way. I loved mixing chemical concoctions in my bedroom, much to the disdain of my brother, as rotten egg whiffs would waft over to his side of the room. I always thought I was going to be a scientist when I grew up. However, God had other plans. At age 18 God placed a very clear call on my life. Every sermon I listened to, every book I read and in my daily devotions I heard the Lord calling me into ministry. At the time I had no idea what that “call” would be.

At that tender age, I was chomping at the bit to launch out into a fulltime Christian work. I made plans to attend Bible college, but then God spoke clearly to me. I visited a church where I’d never been before and where no one knew me. After the message (which likewise confirmed the call of God on my life) the pastor invited people forward for prayer. I rose and walked to the front of the church, expecting the Holy Spirit to affirm my calling through a prophetic word. This he did, however, not in the way a 20-year old ambitious young man wanted to hear. “Indeed, the Lord has called you,” said the pastor as he laid hands on my shoulder. Yes! I thought. Bible college here I come! “But he says to you today, ‘wait and be patient!’” Not what I was expecting to hear. Nevertheless, I had indeed, heard God’s Word: I have called you, Dudley.

Ten years later, after a reasonably successful time in the computer industry, God literally closed the door on my vocation. Try as I may, I simply could not jump-start my career. Then I heard the still small voice of Holy Spirit, “Now! It’s time.” Circumstance, scripture and additional words confirmed what I was feeling. It was time to venture out in faith and enter the ministry; not an easy feat at age 30 with two small children.

Thus, began my adventure of seeking the purposes of God for ministry. After 3-years Bible study, God opened the door for me, in 1994, to develop a Christian radio broadcasting ministry. In 2004 he opened the way for me to finally pastor a church – 14 years after his original call on my life.

During this time, and since, (as is typical for many who sense the call of God) I have suffered intense resistance from the enemy of God’s plans. Jesus said that Satan is the destroyer. The devil invents his own plans to undermine the call of God on our lives. But I am convinced of God’s calling. He has given me his Word. He has called me to serve him in Christian ministry, yet the attacks are numerous: financial difficulty, illness and loss, but to mention a few. However, some of the most proliferous attacks sadly come from within the Church. Through the years I have suffered more than one major conspiracy against my leadership and calling from within the Body of Christ.

Satan hates God’s purposes but our God who calls, is faithful. And God watches over his Word – his calling – to perform it (Jeremiah 1:1-12). Scripture also says, “So shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose,” (Isaiah 55:10-11). I have discovered that the calling I have on my life is not mine, it’s God’s. It is not my ministry to defend. God’s Word has called me to serve him and he has promised to watch over his Word to perform it. He told me that his purposes will prevail in my life, provided I continue to acknowledge him in all my ways and trust him to fulfil his plans for me. As it is written, “‘I know the plans I have for you,’ says the Lord,” (Jeremiah 29:11). I have learned to rest in the knowledge of God’s calling and not attempt to defend my ministry.

When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Lord raises up his standard (Isaiah 59:19). And his Word is his standard. Therefore, when opposition comes our way we need to learn to rest in the purposes of God. When conflict arises may we do as we read about in Psalm 37, “Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices!” (Psalm 37:7). I have discovered the context of when we read the words, “Be still” in the Bible, it usually refers to conflict. When we face opposition to God's call on our lives, we need to walk in the truth, while remaining still in the face of the conflict. God always vindicates truth. Be sure to persist in truth. If you are siding with the truth, you have nothing to defend. God is watching over your calling.

Hearing the Voice of God

Knowing the call of God requires hearing the voice of God. Here are four ways I have found useful in discerning the voice of God:

1.      Scripture

God watches over his Word to perform it. The Christian scripture is found in the Holy Bible. It is the inspired and objective Word of God. God will always use Scripture to confirm a personal word or a sense of God’s instruction. The Holy Spirit activates Scripture, so always pray before you read.

The scripture presents us with:

a)      Principle
The principles of Scripture are codes or dogma. These includes doctrine, morality and ethics. Example: “Jesus answered him, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God,’” (John 3:3).

b)     Precedent
Precedent of Scripture involves models, patterns and examples of how to live, as found in the Word of God. Example: “Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord,” (James 5:14).

c)      Purpose
The purpose of Scripture involves personal words, promises and direction for the reader. These include hearing God’s call upon one’s life. Example: “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,” (Matthew 28:19)

The scripture, or Word of God, is not autonomous. It is always accompanied by the activation and anointing of the Holy Spirit. Word and Spirit are synonymous: The sword of the Spirit is the Word of God (Ephesians 6:17). The Word confirms the actions of the Spirit and the Spirit activates the Word.

2.      Spirit

We believe God is triune. That is, he is Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Therefore, the Holy Spirit is God. When you receive a Word from the Spirit, you receive a Word from God. (By the way Jesus, the Son, is also called the Word of God.) Remember, the Word and the Spirit always confirm one another.

Hearing the Holy Spirit’s direction involves a knowing sense in the inner man (or spirit) that the Lord is speaking. This is often termed, the still small voice of the Spirit. This voice can take the form of a thought, a picture or a deep inner sense. The voice of the Holy Spirit is usually perceived in prayer, but not always. The test of the voice of the Spirit is, a) it lines up with Scripture and b) it results in a sense of peace.

3.      Signs

God sometimes speaks through signs. Signs may include visions, dreams or revelation by the gifts of the Spirit, including prophecy, word of wisdom, word of knowledge or tongues with interpretation. Sometimes, the Lord will use the sign of a change in circumstances to reveal his purposes to you.

Remember, the objectivity of scripture is always the test for the subjective voice of signs. 

4.      Servants

Every true Spirit filled follower of Jesus has the Holy Spirit in him or her. Therefore, the Holy Spirit may often prompt someone else to speak God’s Word to you. However, because you also have the same Holy Spirit in you, the word brought to you by another person will always confirm what God is already saying to you. Sometimes, though, we become deaf to what the Spirit is saying to us. Often, this is when the Holy Spirit may prompt a friend to boldly speak out God’s Word. 

Again, remember, the subject personal word is always confirmed by the objective Scriptures.

And Finally

God does have a plan and a purpose for you. Seek first his kingdom and his righteousness then you will clearly discover God’s plans. Acknowledge the Lord in all your ways (including and especially your relationships) and he will direct your paths. When the devil challenges God’s purposes for you, keep your eyes on Jesus, who endured the cross and went on to sit at the right hand of God in glory. Always trust in God’s calling; after all, it is his calling and not yours. He will watch over his Word to you to defend his cause.

All scripture quotations taken from the
English Standard Version of the Holy Bible.
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Friday, 29 June 2018

GOD-TRACKING IS GUARDING YOUR TONGUE

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 Gossip is dangerous, and gossip is a sin. Gossip can split families, split churches, destroy businesses and undermine God’s purposes. Jesus called the devil the father of lies… gossip is at the very least, embroidered truth.”


Proverbs 18:21Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.

http://surereality.netDuring his last year in office, British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, was attending an official ceremony. Several rows behind him two gentlemen began whispering. “That's Winston Churchill,” said one man. “They say he is getting senile,” replied the other. “They say he should step aside and leave the running of the nation to more dynamic and capable men.” When the ceremony was over, Churchill turned to the men and quietly said, "Gentlemen, they also say he is deaf!"
French playwright, Pierre de Marivaux said, “Some people will believe anything if it is whispered to them.” In proverbs we read, “A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends.” The tongue is a dangerous weapon. With it we praise God and with it we slander men. A surreptitious whisper can often have far reaching ramifications, particularly because the Lord hears every word that we speak.

I was once the victim of a clandestine conspiracy. In a small church, where I was the worship leader, the pastor developed a notion that I planned to split the church and lure half its members away with me. This was a ludicrous thought. I had absolutely no intension of doing so. At the time, I was in fulltime training for the ministry and needed both the pastor and the church’s support. Nevertheless, the pastor had this idea, and soon he began talking to others about it. Eventually, he’d rallied enough covert support to confront me. I denied his accusations but, because he had already spread the rumour, I was compelled to resign, for fear of actually splitting the church. Sadly, that was not the end of the story, because, when I stepped down, the majority of the church began to ask questions. I tried to remain objective but soon a vote of confidence was called in the pastor’s leadership. He lost the vote and the church eventually shut down.

Gossip is dangerous, and gossip is a sin. Gossip can split families, split churches, destroy businesses and undermine God’s purposes. Jesus called the devil the father of lies. As was obvious by Churchill’s reply to the two men who whispered about him, gossip is at the very least, embroidered truth. Scripture warns us, “Let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger.” So, let’s pray, “Lord, keep watch over the door of my lips.”

God-tracking is guarding your tongue

 READ ALL ABOUT ITProverbs 16:28
James 3:2-12
2 Corinthians 12:19-21
John 8:43-44
James 1:19
Psalm 141:3

DON’T GIVE UP, LOOK UP & PRAY

Lord, help us to guard against gossip in the Church; help us to guard the gate of our lips

“Father God, I’m sorry for ever spreading rumours. I realise that gossip is dangerous and vain. Forgive me for the times I have gossiped. Jesus, you are the Truth. Help me to always walk in the truth, believe the truth and speak the truth. I pray for anyone I may have hurt through a flippant word or futile gossip. I pray for their restoration and healing. Lord, help us to guard against gossip in the Church; help us to guard the gate of our lips. Amen.”

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Friday, 22 June 2018

GOD-TRACKING IS RETURNING TO THE SOUND OF HIS WORD

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 Whatever your plight today, climb out of your mire into the shower of his peace, by calling on the name of your Lord.”

Jeremiah 1:12
Then the Lord said to me, “You have seen well, for I am watching over my word to perform it.”

“My life was in tatters,” said the woman in the video I was watching. “My husband had left me, and my little girl was in foster care. Drugs and alcohol had wrecked my life and my body.” Helen had grown up in a Christian home and had acknowledged Jesus as Lord in her early teens, but the lure of the world had proved too strong for her. Now destitute and homeless, Helen sat poised to end it all. In final desperation she cried, “God, I give up! Take me!”

Helen’s story is like that of so many who have lost their way after finding the path to faith, hope and love. She’d allowed the flesh to creep in, succumbing to the trap of temptation. Gradually and steadily the devil and his delusions had destroyed a life that had been consecrated to Christ. Helen had lost her way. However, God’s pure Word had found root in her heart and, as always, God was watching over his Word to perform it. The only thing that can obstruct the effect of God’s Word is the self-will of ego. And Helen had allowed her ego to entice her into the mire in which she now sat in.

Instantly a strange and unexplained peace showered Helen’s heart. In her desperation she’d completely surrendered her will to God. Memories of youth began to surface and, over time, God restored her soul. It was a long haul, drudging through circumstances and consequences of bad life choices, but with her eyes on her Saviour, Helen came through.

Scripture says, “Seek first the Kingdom of God and his righteousness and all these things will be given to you as well.” Scripture says, “Acknowledge God in all your ways and he will direct your path.” Scripture says, “Delight yourself in the Lord and he will grant you the desires of your heart.” God’s name is a strong tower. Run back into it today be safe. Whatever your plight climb out of your mire and into the shower of his peace, by calling on the name of your Lord.

God-tracking is returning to the sound of his Word.

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Jeremiah 1:12
Isaiah 55:10-11
Matthew 6:33
Psalm 37:4-6
roverbs 18:10

DON’T GIVE UP, LOOK UP & PRAY 

Lord, I open my heart to your Word again 

“Dear Lord, I deeply apologise and repent of taking my eyes off you. Forgive me Lord for falling to temptation and ignoring your Word in my heart. Today I call on the name of Jesus Christ, my Lord and Saviour; I run back into that name! Lord, I open my heart to your Word again. May it rise up within me again and lead me in paths of righteousness. God, I give up! Take me as I am. Amen.”

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Friday, 15 June 2018

GOD-TRACKING IS REMAINING UNDER GOD’S WORD, QUIETLY RESTING IN THE COMFORTER’S PEACE

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 Parakletos (the Holy Spirit) is always alongside comforting me, even when I’m unaware of his presence.”

 Matthew 5:4“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”

Jamie had recently lost his mother. He missed her greatly. He missed those long chats over a cup of coffee and he missed her faithful affirmation when he did something worth complimenting. Though he has a loving family of his own, Jamie knew life just wouldn’t be the same without his mom. Unfortunately, coincidentally, he was also experiencing a tumultuous time at work, with prospects of losing his job.

“It never rains, but it pours,” Jamie said in a text to a good friend. “I’m feeling so low. Carol has been urging me to be strong, and many folks have been sending me encouraging thoughts, but it feels like water off a duck’s back. I know God is in this, but I feel so distant.”

“Jamie, just keep your eyes on Jesus and stay under the sound of his word,” came the reply from his faithful friend.

Can you relate to Jamie’s story? I can. We all endure loss, hardship and difficulties such as this from time to time. Scripture says, “There is nothing new under the sun.” However, if we acknowledge the Lord in everything – good and bad – he will, nevertheless, direct our paths. Our Lord has promised, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” When I suffer hardships like Jamie’s, I tend to become numb and seemingly unfeeling. But, even though I may feel emotionally dazed, I know that my Lord is ever by my side. Parakletos (the Holy Spirit) is always alongside comforting me, even when I’m unaware of his presence.

Jamie took his friend’s advice. He continued to pray, read his Bible and attend church, even though he did not feel like it. He waited for God to direct his paths according to his will. Soon the haze began to lift. Jamie began to feel the comfort of the Comforter. God’s peace settled in his heart. He overcame his sense of loss, though he continued to miss his mom. Loving memories are priceless. By the grace of God, he was still before the Lord within the conflict at work and was soon vindicated. God was true to his Word and, because Jamie had remained under the sound of Word of God, he was restored.

God-tracking is remaining under God’s Word, quietly resting in the Comforter’s peace.

 READ ALL ABOUT ITEcclesiastes 1:8-9
Proverbs 3:5-6
Hebrews 13:5
Psalm 37:1-7
John 14:27

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 Thank you for your peace. Thank you for your comfort. Thank you for your deliverance and vindication

 “Dear Lord, I deeply miss my loved one. I know life on earth is temporal and we will all die someday but help me deal with this loss. Help me to rest in your comfort in every situation in life when I find my peace compromised. Lord, I choose to remain under the sound of your Word and keep my eyes on Jesus. I rest in you and continue to acknowledge you in all my circumstance. Thank you for your peace. Thank you for your comfort. Thank you for your deliverance and vindication. You are faithful O Lord, and I put my faith I you, always. Amen.”

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Friday, 8 June 2018

GOD-TRACKING IS USING WORDS WISELY

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May we fill our hearts with God’s Word to ensure that, that which ensues from our lips is true, honourable, just, pure, lovely, commendable, excellent, and worthy of praise.”

Proverbs 16:24
Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.

Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me! Did you ever blurt that old saying out as a kid when someone insulted you or called you a name? I did. The truth is, I can still remember some of those incidences. Words did hurt me.

My late father-in-law, Neil Bellamy, told a story of the effect that words can have on our thinking. In his day, he was the senior manager of a large drawing office in a mining company in Johannesburg, South Africa. One day he was discussing with a colleague about the power of words and how a simple suggestion could have a great effect on the hearer. “I’ll show you what I mean,” said Neil. He promptly walked across the drawing office to an unsuspecting draftsman, hard at work at his board. “Dave,” he said, “are you feeling okay?”

“Why?” replied Dave.  “I feel fine.”

“You sure? You look really peaky. I think you should sit down for a moment. Can I get you a glass of water?”

For the next half hour Neil continued to make suggestions to Dave that he might be feeling a little off-colour until Dave finally agreed and asked if he could take the rest of the day off. My dear dad-in-law needed to apologise profusely. “I’m really sorry, Dave,” you look fine. I was just trying to prove a point.”

The word, “words” appears 518 times in the English Standard Version of the Bible, while the word, “word” appears 1,182 times. The Scriptures are full of words about words. For instance, wisdom is personified in Proverbs 8, implying that we who desire to seek and track God’s purposes, should agree with wisdom and speak as she speaks: “All the words of my mouth are righteous; there is nothing twisted or crooked in them. They are all straight to him who understands, and right to those who find knowledge.” In Proverbs 18 we read that life and death are in the power of the tongue.

James expounds the danger of tongue when, by the Holy Spirit, he says, “It is a restless evil, full of deadly poison. With it we bless our Lord and Father, and with it we curse people who are made in the likeness of God. From the same mouth come blessing and cursing. My brothers, these things ought not to be so.”

As we desire to seek and track the plans and purposes of God for our lives, let us be willing to bridle our tongues. May we fill our hearts with God’s Word to ensure that, that which ensues from our lips is true, honourable, just, pure, lovely, commendable, excellent, and worthy of praise.

God-tracking is using words wisely

READ ALL ABOUT ITProverbs 8:1-11
Proverbs 18:21
James 3:2-12
Luke 6:45
Philippians 4:8
Psalm 141:3

DON’T GIVE UP, LOOK UP & PRAY

 Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lip, I pray

 “O LORD, forgive me for all the times I have used my tongue to hurt, insult or curse others. I confess wrong use of words, to you. I realise that it is by confession that I am saved – Lord help me to only confess what is true, noble and praise worthy. I also, reject and renounce all negative and destructive words that have been spoken over me. You are Lord of my life; my life is in you. Therefore, I trust your Word over me, as your son/daughter. Set a guard, O Lord, over my mouth; keep watch over the door of my lip, I pray. Amen.”

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