Friday, 6 December 2013

God-tracking is collecting his trophies of grace

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06 December 2013   

Dear God-tracker 

God-tracking is collecting his trophies of grace

The priests still stood with the Ark of the Covenant on their shoulders in the middle of the muddied riverbed. A few hours earlier Joshua had instructed them to step out boldly into the flooding Jordon River saying that God would stop its flow so that the Israelites could cross over into the Promised Land. Obediently they had done so and had witnessed a great miracle as the waters of the flowing Jordon had piled up near the town of Adam, upstream. Now, as they waited their next instruction, they watched as twelve men came back to the middle of the riverbed to collected twelve rocks from where they stood. They then proceeded to pile these rocks up on the west bank of the Jordon as a monument to God’s provision; twelve trophies to remember how God had delivered his people from slavery, brought them through a desert wilderness for 40 years and across a flooding river on dry ground, into the land he had promised their forefathers - twelve trophies of God’s grace. 

What is a trophy? In my book a trophy is an award for a race well run. A trophy can be a medal, a cup or a crown. When we receive a trophy we put it up somewhere in a place where we will see it and remember our achievement. This trophy is a reminder of persistence, excellence and success. Whenever we gaze at it, it motivates us to run the next race in such a way as to win the prize. 

God has a purpose for your life. Perhaps he has made you a promise that he will take you on to his “Promised Land” for you, but you may still need to cross a flooding river to arrive there. As you face this challenge remember the great things he has already done for you so far in this race of life. Gaze upon God’s trophies to you and allow them to motivate you to run that race well. Then make your way across your next river collecting more memories of his provision, blessing and guidance and carry them on into battle on the other side as trophies of God’s grace.  

God-tracking is collecting his trophies of grace. 

Every blessing


It’s all in the Book…
1 Corinthians 9:24-27
Hebrews 12:1-3
Psalm 44:1-8

Verse of the Week 

1 Corinthians 9:24

Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.

Quote of the Week
A Sample of Dudley’s Fave Quotes

A defined vision gives us both a reason to run and something worth running after… any vision is only as effective as the cause to which it is attached.” --- Brian Houston

Don’t Give Up, Look Up!
Look up and Fix Your Eyes on Jesus!

I will carry your trophies of grace into battle with me

“Dear God, thank you for all the times you have come through for me and for all the wonderful memories I have collected along the way. Thank you for my trophies of your grace. I want to erect a monument to your honour made up of all these blessings, provisions, miracles and answers to prayers that have taken place in my life. I want to gaze upon them and praise your name. These trophies motivate me to run this race with perseverance, knowing that what you have done before you can do again. Help me now to face this river with confidence and cross over to enjoy the promises you have given me. I know there may still be difficulties on the other side but I will carry your trophies of grace into battle with me. In Jesus’ name. Amen.”

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