A beautiful story is told of a little boy who went to sea with his father who was a priest to fish as a leisure. This cute little boy knowing nothing about the sea as it was his first experience with his dad asked, dad hope we took everything that we would need for fishing, the response was yes.
On the sea there arose a great tempest which began to sway the boat off it course. A tragedy befalls the house of Gods servant, the little boy then asked the father, DID WE TAKE AN ANCHOR?
Have been wondering how a boat is able to know it way and direction through the widest oceans roundabout us. Two things helps to make this possible, a COMPASS and An ANCHOR.
WHAT IS AN ANCHOR?.
An anchor is a device, normally made of metal, used to connect a vessel to the bed of a body of water to prevent the craft from drifting due to wind and current.
The Word Anchor is akin to Steadfastness.
[Heb 6:19] KJV. Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and stedfast…
From verses 13 to 20 of this chapter is themed to talk on how reliable the promises of God are and why we must believe His word concerning that on the basis of hope.
That hope which remains, is what Paul says that’s its both sure and steadfast. Trust the worthy saying, this world is an uncertain world, together with all that is found within it. There is few if not nothing in this world which is and can be trusted for the Salvation of our souls.
- Making mention of The failing love of parents, friends and family,
- Morally degraded society which can’t stand and defend truth from lie,
- That undependable school system which leaves many jobless after many years of exams,
- Repeatedly broken vows of marriage, and lastly people done even trust themselves.
In all of these perils, I commend you to God and to the word of his grace, for it’s the sure and trusted word of the unchanging God that is able to keep us from falling.
[1Co 15:58] KJV – Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
Steadfastness is an essential principle in Christian character. There can be no success nor prosperity in the Christian life when this principle is wanting. The Psalmist said, “My heart is fixed, trusting in the Lord.” This is true steadfastness. It is cleaving to God, let the storms rage as they may. It is resting and abiding in Jesus though the trials of life may be the severest possible. It is a firm, fixed, settled decision to abide in doctrines of the Bible. It is to rest confidingly upon the teaching and promises of the Holy Scriptures. Just as a man lies confidently down to rest upon his bed, so a Christian, in his steadfastness, rests confidingly, rests without fear, upon the never-changing Word of God.
Prayer: Dear father, I ask that you strengthen our faith to remain and abide in you, in Jesus name Amen.