Anchor

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I have always loved music.

All types of music.

Country music, reggae music, rock music, Celtic music, Salsa-Latino , jazz, traditional gospel (my favorite Christian song of all time is How Great Thou Art) contemporary Christian music of all types and styles. While serving with Convoy of Hope after Hurricane Katrina I had the opportunity to listen to a former gang member/drug dealer now a pastor in New Orleans notorious 9th ward perform rap and hip-hop sharing a message about the God who saves, delivers, and changes lives to a generation I could never reach. It brought me to tears..

But once  in a while a song comes along that touches you in a special way, a song that has the breath of the Holy Spirit on it. A song that speaks to your heart with a message that feels like it was meant for you.

Sometimes it comes in a happy joyful moment reminding us about the wonderful salvation we enjoy, the loving God and Savior we serve. Sometimes it comes in moments of need and difficulty when we are asking “God are you still there, is it really going to be OK?”

Hebrews 6:18-19So God has given us two unchanging things: His promise and His oath. These prove that it is impossible for God to lie. As a result, we who come to God for refuge might be encouraged to seize that hope that is set before us. That hope is real and true, an anchor to steady our restless souls”.

“Anchor” by Hillsong was inspired by this scripture. It is one of those special songs that came at a time when I needed an anchor to steady my restless troubled soul. When I needed hope, refuge and encouragement from the One whose word is unfailing, His promises unshaken in the face of trouble.

God speaks to us in many ways and He spoke to me through the words of this song. My prayer is that wherever you are on your journey that it would speak to you as well. So take a few minutes, shut out the noise, the busyness and troubles and enjoy!

His name is greater, His name is higher all my hope is in You….

ANCHOR
I have this hope
As an anchor for my soul
Through every storm
I will hold to You

With endless love
All my fear is swept away
In everything
I will trust in You

There is hope in the promise of the cross
You gave everything to save the world You love
And this hope is an anchor for my soul
Our God will stand
Unshakeable

Unchanging One
You who was and is to come
Your promise sure
You will not let go

Your Name is higher
Your Name is greater
All my hope is in You

Your word unfailing
Your promise unshaken
All my hope is in You

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“Now at last they were beginning chapter One of the great story no one on earth has read: which goes on forever”. I love this line at the end of the Last Battle by C.S. Lewis. Everyone has a story to tell and ultimately we are all part of a greater story that someday will be revealed in full. “ For now, we can only see a dim and blurry picture of things”. ( 1 Corinthians 13:12). My story is not remarkable, although the events I have had the privilege in my life to witness have been. I grew up in the south “the land of cotton” and the old times there were definitely not forgotten. I remember where I was and what I was doing when JFK and Martin Luther King were murdered in Dallas and in Memphis. I remember the Civil Rights movement, a time of great unrest and change. I remember the dawning of the “Age of Aquarius” in the late 1960’s. It was also the dawning of my love for playing music, a love that has stayed with me throughout my life. If my life were chapters in a book one would tell of my precious bride of 20+ years who endured so much and stood beside me through the good and the bad. One would describe the blessings of being a father and a grandfather. One would tell about how despite being “the wretch” the song sings about God was able to change me, and use me to make a difference in others lives, make me a servant in His church, and surround me with friends all because of His goodness. All part of a story that has had many twists and turns. I think of the words Jimmy Buffet wrote in one of my favorite songs "As a dreamer of dreams and a travelin’ man I have chalked up many a mile Read dozens of books about heroes and crooks And I learned much from both of their styles" And so it is true for me. But in all of my travels and all I have read and experienced nothing compares to where I am headed. The place where my story here ends and the story that goes on forever begins! "" I am confident that He who began a good work in you will carry it on until completion until the day He returns". Philippians 1:6 My hope is that as we all run our race that in some small way my words will encourage and speak to you, as your story is being written. And draw you ever closer to the One who loves you. Further up and further in!
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8 Responses to Anchor

  1. Moon says:

    Great song! Thank you for sharing 🙂

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  3. Amen. Good to hear from you Evelyn. Pray all is well.

  4. ptl2010 says:

    We are blessed to be children of our unfailing God. Praise God.

  5. icedmocha34 says:

    Reblogged this on Icedmocha34 and commented:
    I love this song!!

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