drifting.directed.

“So when God desired to show more convincingly to the heirs of the promise the unchangeable character of his purpose, he guaranteed it with an oath,  so that by two unchangeable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled for refuge might have strong encouragement to hold fast to the hope  set before us. We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain, where Jesus has gone as a forerunner on our behalf..” Hebrews 6:17-20

“Another word of caution for the saint when the storm strikes.  The storm may be the tossings of circumstance, of care, of conscience, or of condemnation.  Storms only increase the benefit of the anchor.  However, the ship that is secured by an anchor, although safe, is not at ease. In fact, the ship that is held by an anchor is not only tossed like other ships, but it is also tossed more than other ships.  The ship that rides at anchor experiences rockings that ships which drift with the tide don’t know.  So souls that have no hold on Christ often ride softer at the moment on the surface of a heaving world than souls that are anchored on His power and love.  The drifting ship is smoother and more comfortable (at the moment!) than the anchored one; but when the heaviest storm strikes, the smoothness is over.  Remember, Christian, the heavier the storm, the deeper and firmer the anchor holds. Today, a great tumult is engulfing everything, and it will cause a great commotion about you — but your anchor holds in the Haven of Rest!  The text uses two words to describe the security of the anchored life: it is “sure” and “steadfast,” “sure” as to its nature, and “steadfast” as to its hold.  Don’t be shaken by the fact that your anchor can’t be seen.  An anchor is only useful when it is out of sight.  When a man sees the anchor it is doing nothing!  Christian, your security is found in the fact that your anchor is far, far out of sight — “inside the veil, in Heaven itself.”  Your attachment is the God-wrought cable of faith, and you must remember that the cable is forged in the same fire, out of the same steel, as the anchor itself.  Our faith is of the same Divine character as the truth upon which it lays hold.  What a marvelous salvation we have in Christ! ” CHS

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  1. Debi Walter says:

    I love this “the cable is forged in the same fire, out of the same steel, as the anchor itself. Our faith is of the same Divine character as the truth upon which it lays hold. What a marvelous salvation we have in Christ!”
    I don’t think I’ve ever thought about this – our faith being forged of the same character of the Truth we cling to! Wow! Thank you for sharing this, Tara, you have blessed my morning! ❤ you!!

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