Anchored on the word of God: How do we anchor? – Part 5

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Navy ship at the dock and its anchor with Navy personnel looking on.

Can you imagine trying to anchor a ship whilst in motion? It would be a complete disaster and probably cause damage to the ship and jeopardise and endanger the lives of everyone on board. In like manner, you can’t be anchored whilst on the move, you must get to a place of rest and total dependence on God. The saints all around are looking and urging you on to victory. Resembles what the navy personnel on the ship are doing to your left.

The most dangerous ship in a hurricane is an empty one. That’s because the weight of cargo helps stabilize the ship against the waves. Ballast provides a little stabilizing weight when ships sail empty, but not always enough, so says, the Chief Meteorologist of Ocean Weather Services, 2014. What the Chief Met said is quite interesting and it makes me think, when you are empty of Gods word, then one becomes susceptible, but if you are filled with His presence and His word, then you can’t easily wobble, you’ll be more stable.

As I researched and meditated this topic, I thought to myself, what would it take for me to be properly anchored and engaged? Perfect question right? Yes, I thought so. Therefore, we would consider some scriptural basis that will help us anchor and engage even better.

  1. Embracing His irresistible and extravagant love; and stop resisting it. The Bible says, “He has loved you with an everlasting love.” Read Jeremiah 31:3 (NIV). The more you trust in Gods love, your anchor sinks deeper into Him.
  2. Paying attention to His counsel. The Bible says, “And don’t for a minute let this Book of The Revelation be out of mind. Ponder and meditate on it day and night, making sure you practice everything written in it. Then you’ll get where you’re going; then you’ll succeed.” Joshua 1:8 (MSG).
  3. Full of His grace. The Bible says, “For out of His fullness [the superabundance of His grace and truth] we have all received grace upon grace [spiritual blessing upon spiritual blessing, favor upon favor, and gift heaped upon gift].” Read John 1:16 (MSG). In other words, you and I are being told to be full of God. When you are full of God, He overflows in your life, such that you eat from the overflow; that is an exceedingly abundant blessing.

Beloved, one thing I can promise you is this, God says, “He would never leave your nor forsake you.” He also says, “My covenant I will not break, nor alter the word that has gone out of My lips.” On these promises, we are sure and confident. You have something to glory about, so I say rejoice and be exceedingly glad for your foundation is sure footed and anchored in Gods love for you. Hallelujah.

We write. You read. Be encouraged.

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One thought on “Anchored on the word of God: How do we anchor? – Part 5

  1. Your use of analogies and images brings what you are saying to life. I am grateful to God for you that you are heeding Gods call to write and inspire us your readers all around the world. God bless and continue to increase His insight in you, in Jesus Name. Amen.

    Blessings upon blessings

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