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Now may the Lord Jesus Christ and our Father God, who loved us and in his wonderful grace gave us eternal comfort and a beautiful hope that cannot fail, encourage your hearts and inspire you with strength to always do and speak what is good and beautiful in his eyes (2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 TPT).

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Anchor Your Life In the Right Foundation

By Barbara Latta

Several years ago my husband was working at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base. One of our favorite things to do was rent a pontoon boat for fishing  with an occasional stop to picnic.

We usually had no problems with the anchor. He would drop it and the craft would be set while we fished without worrying about be taken by the current. But on one particular day
Set your anchor in the storm
the anchor wasn’t holding. We seemed to drift everywhere we went with the weight dragging through the sand. He had to reset the anchor several times before the boat held firm. 

Our lives can drift with the tide of worldly opinion if we are not anchored in Jesus . Attitudes and values of social standing, political correctness, and friend’s views can change like the wind. If we are depending upon opinions of others we are a drifting without an anchor in life.

How can we prevent our beliefs from being altered by the world?
  • Hope - God's hope is a sure thing. This hope we have as an anchor of the soul a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters into the veil. (Hebrews 6:19).
  • Discipline -  Having regular time with the Lord maintains stability. For even though I am absent from you in body, nevertheless I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good discipline and the stability of your faith in Christ( Colossians 2:5).
  • Be on guard - Be aware of soulish traps. Be on guard, stand firm in the faith. Be courageous. Be strong (1 Corinthians 16:13).

As we are firmly anchored in our own lives, we can become a rescue vessel for others who may be drifting. As my husband and I cruised on our pontoon boat, we had the opportunity
Jesus is our anchor
to assist some kayakers who were battling waves pushing them into some rocks. Anchoring beside them, our stable craft became a haven of safety as we pulled them aboard.

In the same way,let your light so shine before others, so they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven (Matthew 5:16).

Jesus is our rock. Being firmly anchored in Him will keep us from being swept away by strong opposition. When our heart is determined by what God says and not what others think or say we won’t be tossed about in an ocean of doubt. Our position can be a way to rescue others who are weak and are being influenced by drifting tide.  Our stand can be a witness to them of how the power of God holds against crashing waves.

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