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11 May 2018
GOD-TRACKING IS GOING WHERE YOU’VE NEVER BEEN BEFORE
“I am with you always, to the end of the age.”
“So, don’t be surprised the next time you find yourself treading water. Just remember he is always with you, even in the deep end.”
Remember He is With You Even in the Deep End
When I was about 10-years old, a cousin showed me a few chords on an old guitar. I remember learning the three-chord wonder, I’m on the Top of the World in the key of A. However, because I didn’t have a guitar of my own, I soon lost interest. About 4 years later a friend of my brother gave me a beat-up buzzing old steel string guitar, that was impossible to tune. I loved that old thing and was motivated to give music another bash. I taught myself a few more chords and was encouraged to play along with my youth leader during sing-a-longs at youth group meetings. Eventually, with a shining new 12-string guitar under my arm, I found myself leading a few choruses before the evening service at church. Even so, I had no deep-seated aspiration to become the next Phil Keaggy of the Christian music world and yet… God had a plan for me.
I was soon to find the girl of my dreams and we settled in a city away from home. We soon found a good little church to attend a few minutes’ drive from our inner-city apartment. Over tea at the end of the morning service on our second visit to the church, it was discovered that I was a guitarist. “Would you play for us next Sunday,” was the prompt request. “Next Sunday!?” I replied. “Yes, our previous worship leader left two weeks ago, and we’ve been praying the Lord would soon send us a new one. And he has!” I was flabbergasted. By now I had indeed added a few extra chords to my repertoire, but I was not ready to take to the stage of a new church in front of 150 people to lead worship. And yet, I had a deep sense that the Lord was doing what he’s always has done in my life – plunging me into the deep end, saying, “Do not be dismayed, I am with you. Swim!”
Dear God Tracker, God has a habit of dropping us into the deep end. This little story is only a sample of several in my life where my Lord has done just that. You see, I have discovered that tracking God’s will is not that difficult, really. Granted, God does often present us with choices (and I think we know clearly when he does this), but more often than not he surprises us with his awe-inspiring plans and simply says, “I am with you. Swim!”
Let me say that if you continue to acknowledge the Lord in all your ways; if you walk by faith and not by sight and if you keep your eyes stayed on Jesus the author and perfecter of your faith, then he will direct your paths according to his plans for you. So, don’t be surprised the next time you find yourself treading water. Just remember he is always with you, even in the deep end.
God-tracking is going where you’ve never been before.
DON’T GIVE UP, LOOK UP & PRAY
I boldly pray, determine my steps
“Father God I know my life is wrapped up in your will. Help me to always walk according to your plans. I accept your plans for my life and submit my own will to yours. Your will is often so blatant that I find myself in deep water floundering to keep head above the waves. And yet, you are with me and your purposes always prevail in my life. Dear Lord, I submit my skills and talents to you; do with them what you will. I continue to acknowledge you. I boldly pray, determine my steps. Amen.”
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