What is An Anchored Faith?
Have you ever questioned your faith? Have you ever thought, “Do I really believe God’s Word? Do my actions and words represent what I say I believe?”
As I have studied God’s Word, He has used the truth in it to teach me. Much like my recent post on Faith, Hope and Love, He painted this picture in my mind of a boat in the middle of the water lowering its anchor. Me and my faith represent that boat. That chain tying my boat to the anchor is our love for one another. The anchor, what keeps my boat firmly secured, is Jesus Christ. He is my hope.
God has promised us that He is our hope. He will fulfill what He’s told us. Check out Hebrews 6:13-20 (NIV).
“When God made his promise to Abraham, since there was no one greater for him to swear by, he swore by himself, saying, “I will surely bless you and give you many descendants.”And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised. People swear by someone greater than themselves, and the oath confirms what is said and puts an end to all argument. Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath. God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be greatly encouraged. We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.”
My prayer for you is to know your faith is anchored in the hope of Jesus Christ. May His love secure that anchor every day filling you with the fruits of His Spirit.