God’s plans are always the best for us, but how do we track them… Dudley Anderson of GodTracker shares how. God-tracking is being firmly set on tracking God’s plans
John Wesley knew the power of following God’s plans. He had his compass set, directing him towards Christ as Saviour and the world as his mission field. What ambition, what purpose the Wesley brothers had. Indeed, he and his brother, Charles realised their goal as today, more than 200 years after John’s death, we are still quoting him.
John and Charles were God-trackers. They knew the essence of seeking and tracking God’s plans by acknowledging him in every aspect of their lives and work, even in the face of intense opposition.
As John Wesley wrote, “I want the whole Christ for my Saviour, the whole Bible for my book, the whole Church for my fellowship, and the whole world for my mission field.”
God’s plans for you
In Jeremiah 29:10-14 we reach about God’s plans for our lives – “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
After their exile to Babylon, the Lord encouraged His people through the prophet Jeremiah telling them that He knew the plans He had for them. God’s plans were to restore them to His peace. The Hebrew word for peace is shalom. Shalom means much more than the English word ‘peace’.
The full meaning of shalom is wholeness, completeness, soundness, health, safety, prosperity and peace. Despite the opposition they faced when they returned to their promised land after the exile, God’s purpose was to restore His people to His shalom.
John Wesley faced many difficulties throughout his ministries. People were unsettled by his zeal and passion and his challenge to the status quo. He was harassed, criticized, and ridiculed by thousands. Yet he persevered in the full knowledge of God’s plans, plans for his shalom.
With that, he acknowledged God in all his ways and trusted that God would direct his path. John Wesley had his compass firmly set, directing him. How about you?
Pray for God’s plans to be realised in your life
I acknowledge You in all my ways – my home life, my relationships, my work and my dreams – and seek to follow Your plans, always.
“Dear God, Thank You that Your Word tells me that you know the plans You have for my shalom, that is, my wholeness, wellbeing, success and peace. Still, I face difficulties every day in my attempt to seek You. But I know You will never abandon me and nothing will ever separate me from Your love and purposes for my life. So, dear Lord, I acknowledge You in all my ways – my home life, my relationships, my work and my dreams – and seek to follow your plans, always. Amen.”
What is GodTracker?
GodTracker is a weekly e-mail devotional, written by Dudley Anderson, 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.