Lately one of my favorite symbols is an anchor. I have one in my office that reminds me that I am grounded, secure, and steady – even through the rough waters of 2020. However, on any given day, it all depended on where my anchor was cast. That was the constant battle.
In this new year, I would like to encourage each family to consider your anchor. Being anchored in scriptures is being steadfast and trusting in hope. That is in direct opposition to what the world is offering now. We are definitely in a storm. I want each of you to have your anchor securely in place this year so your home does not drift away with the cultural winds.
Here are three suggestions to do to secure your anchor:
- Hold fast to the hope set before us (Jesus) – a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul (Hebrews 6:18-20). Every day include family conversations that describe a greater purpose beyond the issues of our world. We belong to a Kingdom Unshakeable.
- Worship together often. In Psalm 57 the writer’s heart is steadfast (anchored) and therefore sings, praises and worships God.
- Make sure your home is holding on to the anchor. Knowing about the anchor and using the anchor are not the same. “… be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain” (1 Cor. 15:58). Find ways the entire family can serve God together.
If the above are the rhythm of your home, then you will not be doing these three things:
- Your home will not be drifting. Hebrews 2 explains how paying attention to Jesus’ words will keep us from drifting away.
- You will not abandon the values of your home that were once foundational and nonnegotiable. Do not allow evil to look good and good to look evil.
- You will not lose hope and fall into despair. 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 reminds us that our momentary troubles are in preparation for eternal glory because we see the eternal, not just the momentary troubles.
2021 is here, so let us encourage one another to drop the anchor and secure our homes.