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We Have an Anchor

Good morning, Father. I am glad to be with You and I’m looking forward to what You share with me. Thank You for Massey getting safely back to Texas. Thank You for a nice quiet evening with Karen and for a good night’s sleep.

Hebrews 6:16-20 (<<click here)

“…a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls.”

Lord, all of humanity yearns for security. And we invest great amounts of time and energy in, quite often, futile attempts to obtain it. What’s crazy is that the things we clamor for are in no way sure things. Every worldly thing can be gone in an instant – wealth, fame, power, love, family, knowledge, and on and on.

But You, on the other hand, are “a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls.” v19 Only what You promise can we build our lives upon and not just for here and now but for all eternity! As it so clearly stated You have given us both Your promise and You oath and those are unchangeable “because it is impossible for God to lie.” v18

One of the greatest mysteries of life is why humanity as a whole refuses to trust You but we fall, hook, line and sinker for all the devil throws out to us. Why can’t we believe what You said? “[The devil] has always hated the truth; because there is no truth in him… he is a liar and the Father of lies.” John 8:44

Our lives prove this over and over again. We put our trust in the things of this world and they are taken from us, they are yanked from our hands – and the devil laughs at us. And he laughs all the more because we don’t just do it once or twice but repeatedly for the entirety of our lives! We are fools!

But, Jesus, some have come to our senses. We have placed our faith, not in the worlds, passing things, but in You! You never fail us! Your promises are “a strong and trustworthy anchor for our soul.”

An old hymn continues to pop into my head

‘Tis true, O yes, tis true,
God’s wonderful promise is true;
For I’ve trusted, and tested, and tried it,
And I know God’s promise is true.

And here’s another!

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?

We have an anchor that keeps the soul
Steadfast and sure while the billows roll,
Fastened to the Rock this cannot move,
Grounded firm and deep in the Saviors love.

Lord, I claim Your promises to me this day and for the rest of my life. May I be a purveyor of Your love to all!

Mar 19th, Sat, 6:27 am

Fidelity

Father, the next several days are going to be a challenge. We are so excited that Massey is home for a few days! But because we want to stay up and talk and do things together it makes getting up more of a challenge. My time with You is of the utmost importance to me so I am determined to be here. Please help me to be wise in what I do when awake so that I will sleep well. Help me to be safe in my travels and to do my best at Kohl’s and in getting ready for worship. Thank You for Your active presence in my life.

I don’t know if the tacos from supper were a contributing factor, Lord, but I sure dreamed last night. I know many times You used dreams in the Bible to communicate messages. My dream was surely disturbing and it may just be a wild, taco induced thing in my brain but I do want to use it as means of staying true to You and the ones I love.

It’s disturbing in that it was sexual in nature. It was not sordid and there are no graphic details to pass along. In my dream I was not married but even then it was like I was looking at myself doing and thinking things and feeling mortified because I am married. For the most part the dream was flirtatious in nature and though I was tempted to pursue things best left alone, I did not yield. The only physical contact was I rubbed the young woman’s back. It was in a group setting and that’s all I did but just that simple contact evoked “feelings.” Later she was in the shower and a clear but subtle invitation had been extended to me but I saw nothing and did nothing for I did not yield. I didn’t even go near her location.

Yuck! I don’t even like writing it down but, Lord, I want it to be an anchor point in our relationship that will shore up another extremely important relationship in my life – my marriage!

The world is replete with sexual promiscuity. Our culture’s mentality is to meet our own needs regardless of how it impacts others. And no matter how much our society glamourizes it, it always impacts others – and many times in hurtful, scarring ways.

I am wholly committed to Karen! Jesus, You are very clear on this topic.

“You have heard the commandment that says, “You must not commit adultery! But I say, anyone who even looks at a woman with lust has already committed adultery with her in his heart.” Matthew 5:27-28

I pray every day for the strength and wisdom to abide by Your words, Lord. I do my best to not even linger on pictures of women I see. I strive to avert my eyes while interacting with the public when on many occasions low cut tops and skin tight bottoms want to lure me in.

Lord, help me! Only in You can I stand strong. I am totally dependent on You to get me through and want nothing else than to be utterly faithful to my wife. Amen – so be it!

Mar 11th, Fri, 5:37 am