By far the hardest part of starting this blog was coming up with a name for it. I wanted a name that would represent the ultimate purpose of my writing. I played with a lot different ideas and words but none of them seemed right. I settled on “Letting Down the Anchor” after reflecting on one of my favorite verses:
“We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.” Hebrews 6:19
Lets start with the anchor idea. Try to disregard the major entrance they’ve made into the world of fashion and consider the actual purpose of an anchor. As the oh-so reliable Wikepedia puts it: An anchor is a device normally made of metal, that is used to connect a vessel to the bed of a body of water to prevent the craft from drifting due to wind or current. That sounds like a pretty reliable definition if you ask me! If I apply this definition to Hebrews 6:19 it helps me understand and apply it to myself a little better.
As a Christian my ultimate hope is in Christ alone. If I allow Him to “anchor” my soul I can have confidence that no wind, storm, or trial will cause me to drift away from Him. Over the past few years the Lord has been teaching me again and again how to let down the anchor and allow Him to be my source of peace, stability and hope.
My goal in blogging is to shine a light on an amazing God and to encourage others with what He has been teaching and revealing to me these past few years and even now. I’m no professional, so don’t expect anything too mind blowing or profound just some simple thoughts. Oh and some other tidbits along the way that have absolutely no relevance to anything spiritual. ( I mean, if I find a good cupcake recipe I’m gonna have to share it 😉 )