As you will learn throughout my many posts I have developed a slight obsession with the symbolism of the anchor. It seems to be a bit of a fad on its way out in the interior design world, but to me the anchor symbolizes so much more. As I have been reading more about the promises of God in my own life I have held to the promise of Hebrews 6:19. “We have this hope as an anchor for our soul; firm and secure.”
This means that I am secure in Christ. There is nothing I can do to earn (or not earn) my salvation. When I am weak God is still strong. His strength far outweighs my own. He is the anchor that gives me hope. He is firm and secure when I am struggling to keep my head above water.
One of the hardest things for me to do as a working mom is take time out of the day for myself. I feel like it is so easy to become caught up in the needs of others and the chores of everyday life. There have definitely been times in the past where I have neglected my relationship with God. This was never a conscious effort, but it was one I have worked to kick to the curb. I’m learning the importance right now of getting 15-20 minutes of my own time every morning to set the right mindset for the day and spend in conversation with God.
I found that in setting aside some “me time” I am a happier, more productive lady on all fronts. I am a more content and disciplined wife, a happier and more energetic mother, a Christian seeking God more and more, a teacher with a purpose, and a home owner who does everything to the glory of God.
God is my anchor and without Him I would sink. There is no way that I would be able to balance this life without his strength and guidance. If he is the security and the hope in my life I need to make a more diligent effort to seek after him daily and set aside some time to make my relationship with God a priority.
I have placed reminders of the anchor and what it symbolizes in various places in my life. I’m in the process of mounting an anchor (purchased on etsy) over our fireplace, (this will be in a future post) I’ve drawn the anchor in my journal, (which I will also discuss in a later post) and I’ve written this verse several times to commit it to memory. We can all benefit from saturating our lives with God’s promises like that of the anchor: the promise that God is always our strength and we can cling to him for safety and security no matter what.
Please take a few moments to hear the song I embedded on this page. It is from one of my favorite worship bands, Hillsong, and is titled “Anchor”. This song is what got me so obsessed with the idea of the anchor.