Studying the dynamics of how the anchor works in keeping a ship in place reveals some truths I believe we can learn from, and to help us in our Christian walk. An expert anchor man spends a lot of time constantly practicing and applying what he or she has learnt. And I believe the same applies to how we handle the word of God; we have to attend to carefully, meditate on it, day and night, and act according to all that is required. Read Joshua 1:8 (TLB).
The picture to the left shows an example of how the anchor is positioned, and to some extent its depth. If you observe properly, you can’t see the hooks; it is buried deep into the sea bed. During my research, I also found out that there is a skill to anchoring. In like manner, there is a skill to handling the word of God. The Bible says, “But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.” Read Hebrews 5:14 (ASV). Key words here “constant use and trained themselves.” Here, we see constancy and delight. Therefore, you have to move from discipline to delight; in other words, you have to delightfully yearn and desire Gods word.
Beloved, here is a critical question we need to ask ourselves; are you a shallow Christian or deep rooted worded Christian? I am sure you can relate to the fact, if a ship is not properly anchored, it can or might drift away from the harbour. In similar manner, if we are not properly anchored to Gods word and His counsel, then the tendency to drift becomes inevitable. So what are you going to do?
The Bible tells us, “Let your roots grow down into him, and let your lives be built on him. Then your faith will grow strong in the truth you were taught, and you will overflow with thankfulness.” Read Colossians 2:7 (NLT). Remember the anchor fluke, how it buries itself deep into the sea bed.
I sense strongly to say by the Spirit of God, like the anchors being released when the ship docks at the harbour and holds it in place, so is Gods word being released into every area of your life, in a new measure, such that there would be a hunger and a thirst. And my word will bring about peace and stability all around you.
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