Friday, July 19, 2013

Anchor!

Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters into that within the veil; (Heb. 6:19) 

When the storms of life come your way, where does your anchor rest? Does your anchor rest in your own abilities? Does your anchor depend on the strengths and abilities of others around you? If you have said yes to any of these questions then you may need to reconsider where you anchor especially during those times when life gets pretty hard.

Having wonderful family and friends to love us and support us when the going gets rough is always a blessing and a sign of God's favor over our lives. Thank God for wonderful friends and family!....:-)

Dropping anchor in the lives of those around us would only provide temporary relief from the storms of life. Jesus is the only permanent answer to resting our anchor during life's most turbulent times. Jesus is the Rock that our anchors need to rest on. 

So many of us have the "Titanic mentality". The Titanic was hyped to be unsinkable by its creators and the captain of the ship itself also made the bold claim that it was unsinkable as well. In reality, every single ship is unsinkable until something happens to it. It just so happens that the Titanic ran into an iceberg.

Life can be the same way for us. So many of us walk around with this "Titanic mentality" until we hit that "iceberg" that floats just above the surface of the water. I personally thank God that He is continually guiding us through the presence of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit acts as the "lighthouse" that is continuously shining His light upon us to reveal to us the way we should go to prevent us from experiencing what happened to the Titanic.

Here's the moral of the story my friends...

If we are not anchored to Jesus, we will inevitably sink one day. God forbid that we find ourselves not anchored to Him. Without Jesus, the stormy waves of life will drown us. 

Thanks again for reading this far my friends! May God continue to bless you and keep you in Jesus' mighty name! Here's the lyrics to Anchor from Hillsong Live. JESUS LOVES YOU AND SO DO I!!!...:-)    

ANCHOR BY HILLSONG LIVE 

VERSE
I have this hope
As an anchor for my soul
Through every storm
I will hold to You

With endless love
All my fear is swept away
In everything
I will trust in You

CHORUS
There is hope in the promise of the cross
You gave everything to save the world You love
And this hope is an anchor for my soul
Our God will stand
Unshakeable

VERSE
Unchanging One
You who was and is to come
Your promise sure
You will not let go

BRIDGE
Your Name is higher
Your Name is greater
All my hope is in You

Your word unfailing
Your promise unshaken
All my hope is in You