A NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR
Please note that I will be taking a 3-month break from writing GodTracker. Due to circumstances, I will be on a sabbatical for this period. Today’s will be the last GodTracker posting until Friday 8th March 2019. However, please feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org at any time during this period.
Thank you for your faithful prayers and support.
GOD-TRACKING IS MAKING IT TO THE TOP BY FAITH IN GOD’S PURPOSES
“Whatever hill you are climbing today; whatever conspiracy you may face, know this, it is not by your effort that you will make it to the top.”
…looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.
We’ve all heard the charming little childhood story of a little blue engine who looked at his impossible task of pulling a train up a steep hill and said, “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.” Filled with determination, the little blue engine huffed and puffed and pulled up the hill until he made it to the top.
In an amusing little twist to the original story, another author wrote: “He was almost there, when –CRASH! SMASH! BASH! The little blue engine slid all the way down again and ended up in a heap at the foot of the hill. Which goes to show, if the track is tough and the hill is rough, only thinking you can, just ain’t enough.”
King David was an anointed God-fearing king in Israel. Being called a man after God’s own heart, he was one of the ancients who was filled with the Holy Spirit. David penned many positive and uplifting Psalms. However, David was also an honest realist who faced much opposition to his position, even from within his own family. Once his son Absalom rebelled and conspired to overthrow his father. In his response, David did not retaliate; he did not ignore the attack or depend on the power of positive thought to overcome this great obstacle. David did what he always did – he turned to the Lord and depended on God’s plans for deliverance. He wrote in a psalm, “O Lord, how many are my foes! But you, O Lord, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head.”
Whatever hill you are climbing today; whatever conspiracy you may face, know this, it is not by your effort that you will make it to the top. You will overcome only by faith in God’s plans for your deliverance, by the power of the Holy Spirit. Jesus said, “If you have faith like a grain of mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’, and it will move, and nothing will be impossible for you.” Only faith in God’s purposes for your life, by his grace and might, will you pull your train to the top of the hill. So, set your eyes on Jesus, the author of your faith, and keep puffing away.
God-tracking is making it to the top by faith in God’s purposes
DON’T GIVE UP, LOOK UP & PRAY
So, I take my eyes off this mountain in my life and I keep climbing with faith in your plans, by your power
“Dear Lord, I feel as though I have been climbing this hill for ages, with no progress. It seems everyone is against me and resistance is at every turn. Forgive me for taking my eyes off Jesus and depending on my own power of positive thinking. I choose now to look to Christ and follow his example. Jesus climbed mount Calvary, endured death with confidence in your plan, O God, to raise him from the dead and seat him on the throne of heaven. So, I take my eyes off this mountain in my life and I keep climbing with faith in your plans, by your power. Amen.”
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