Time to Drop Anchor

Perhaps you have recently received Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior. Maybe you have been born again for awhile now. In either case, have you become “grounded?” If not, you are adrift; you are floating along. You may be enjoying a surface calm or beginning to feel turbulence. Rest assured that you will meet contrary winds! Someone is out to sink your “ship” (your voyage of life). Your only hope of safety is to drop anchor. The sooner, the better! How do we “spiritually” drop anchor? Truth from two verses in God’s Word come to mind: “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of Truth;” and “That we (henceforth) be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive.” (II Timothy 2:15; Ephesians 4:14). Fail to drop anchor and you will be shipwrecked. Or, it might mean that you never have really received Jesus. What I’m “driving at” is that a true Christian must make the Bible an indispensable part of his or her life! Scripture must be trusted, studied, applied and obeyed. As we make this a life-long process, we will find ourselves anchored. The Holy Spirit will secure us to the Rock of Ages! Let me ask you in the words of the hymn, “Will Your Anchor Hold?” “Will your anchor hold in the storms of life, when the clouds unfold their wings of strife? When the strong tides lift, and the cables strain, will your anchor drift, or firm remain?Will your anchor hold in the straits of fear, when the breakers roar and the reef is near? While the surges rave, and the wild winds blow, shall the angry waves then your bark (ship) o’erflow? Will your anchor hold in the floods of death, when the waters cold chill your latest breath? On the rising tide you can never fail, while your anchor holds within the veil. Will your eyes behold through the morning light the city of gold and the harbour bright? Will you anchor safe by the heavenly shore, when life’s storms are past for evermore? We have an anchor that keeps the soul steadfast and sure while the billows roll; fastened to the Rock which cannot move, grounded firm and deep in the Saviour’s love!” (Author: Priscilla J. Owens). Selah! Our perfect Anchor is Jesus and the Word of God!   Ron

Questions? E-mail me at knowingtheway1@gmail.com

 

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