a device attached to a boat by a cable and cast overboard to hold it in a particular place
a reliable or principal support
something that serves to hold an object firmly
to secure firmly
Anchors are attached to hold steady.
Anchors provide stability. This goes for boats but also for each of us.
Finding an anchor is critical.
Have an anchor to begin your day.
This will set your day and set the course.
Like a boat, when we leave the harbor, waves and unforeseen storms will come. But if we set our anchor, we have a steady and firm starting place. While anchored we can prepare for what may come. We are able to prepare for the struggles and trials that lie ahead. It is vital to take time to establish our anchor. To begin there every single day.
Dropping anchor is a two-step process.
First, you set the anchor in the water, then you drop it.
Same as a boat dropping anchor, my daily anchor is a two-step process.
I say a prayer and then open up my bible. I thank God for another day giving gratitude for all his blessings, pouring out anything on my heart, then ask for guidance as I dive into his word.
Then I open God’s word and begin to read.
I do not have a set reading plan.
I do not have a predetermined amount to read.
I open and read God’s word listening for his still small voice.
I look for what God has in store for me.
I seek for the wisdom that he has for me today.
I copy down a verse or two that God has put there for me. Then I jot a few lines on how I can apply it today.
I seek the action I can take. I look for how God can use me.
I look to be the man of action that God needs me to be.
It does not matter what your anchor is, but having one makes a big difference.
A run around the block. Hitting the gym. Maxing out on pushups. A quick meditation. A walk in the woods. Listening to “Eye of the Tiger”. Journaling. Reading God’s word or a prayer of gratitude.
The key is having your anchor to get all ready before heading off to face the wild wide open waves that the sea of the day will throw at us.