CLICK A BLESSING TODAY – In times like these

I remember singing this beautiful song by Ruth Caye Jones, with the first Youth for Christ choir at the Singapore Victoria Memorial Hall many years ago at the first YFC rally in Singapore.

In times like these you need a Savior
In times like these you need an anchor;
Be very sure, be very sure
Your anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock!

This Rock is Jesus, Yes, He’s the One;
This Rock is Jesus, the only One!
Be very sure, be very sure
Your anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock!

In times like these you need the Bible,
In times like these O be not idle;
Be very sure, be very sure
Your anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock!

In times like these I have a Savior,
In times like these I have an anchor;
I’m very sure, I’m very sure
My anchor holds and grips the Solid Rock!

Many people, things and even Singapore has changed since then but the fact remains that we all need an anchor for our souls in these turbulent times.

From I learn and share that
The purpose of a ship’s or boat’s anchor is to attach the vessel to the ground at a specific point. There are two primary classes of anchors – temporary and permanent. A permanent anchor is often called a mooring and is rarely moved; it’s quite possible the vessel cannot hoist it aboard but must hire a service to move or maintain it. A temporary anchor is usually carried by the vessel, and hoisted aboard whenever the vessel is under way.”

O yes, if Jesus Christ is our permanent anchor, the Changeless One, He will keep us from being carried out into the sea of life and being overwhelmed.

“An anchor works by resisting the movement force of the vessel which is attached to it. There are two primary ways to do this – via sheer mass, and by “hooking” into the seabed. It may seem logical to think wind and currents are the largest forces an anchor must overcome, but actually the vertical movement of waves develop the largest loads, and modern anchors are designed to use a combination of technique and shape to resist all these forces.”

What are the forces that you face in your life? Are they external or internal forces to you which threaten your very existence? Are they because of your physical or spiritual feelings? Jesus Christ can help you resist your internal and external movement force. He can be your Rock which holds you safely moored in turbulent times and when you do not know what to do or whom to go to.

Based on His promises in His Word, and in faith you can turn those storms into opportunities of learning
 about His strength in you when you are weakest,
 His wonderful protection twenty four hours a day, even when you are not conscious of it,
 His sustaining power and presence which gives you confidence that you are not alone,
 and His matchless and undying love even when you are unlovely.

If you have not found Him as your anchor yet, to hold you in your storms of life, seek Him and find Him, and when you find Him, draw close to Him, read His Word to get to know Him more, pray and learn to talk to Him about everything that pertains to your life as He is interested for you to invite Him into your circumstances and storms.

Some people know He is there but they do not ask Him to come into their heart and lives to stay. They acknowledge Him when they are facing a storm and then quickly cut away the bonds that are still tenuous and go on into the deep on their own only to find that they are floundering again.

No! if you want to know Jesus as your anchor, you must keep those bonds of faith and let them grow strong instead of remaining tenuous to be broken when the winds and the waves of trouble and doubt come in fury at you. Do not come in quaking and shivering from the rain and cold of life’s storm and then look for Him, for you would have missed the experience of His quiet confidence, His stability, His strength and His sustenance in the midst of the storm which an anchor should provide.

Please take time to review your situation – do you really have Jesus as your anchor and do you want Him to remain your permanent anchor for life? Are you tired of chasing the mesmerizing bubbles of life which break upon you and leave you stranded without hope or purpose? Are you tired of being blown and tossed to and fro always with the fear of drowning on your own?

Hebrews 6:18 -20 tells us “ 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 offered to 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 Jesus, who went before us, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.”
These two unchangeable things are God’s nature and His promise. God embodies truth and cannot lie. Because He is truth, you can rest secured on His promises, you don’t have to wonder if He will change His plans. Our hope is secure, unmovable, anchored in God, just as a ship anchor holds firmly to the seabed. To the true seeker who comes to God in belief, God gives an unconditional promise of acceptance. When you ask God in openness, honesty and sincerity to save you from your sins and situation, He will do it. This truth should give you encouragement, assurance and confidence.

Whereas the high priest in the Old Testament could enter into the Holy of Holies(symbolic of God’s presence) in the tabernacle to intercede for his people only once a year, Jesus Christ is in God’s presence at all times, not just once a year, as the high priest who can continually intercede for us. In times like these, you need an anchor and this anchor is Jesus.

Be blessed today.

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