Monday, April 7, 2014

We Have an Anchor Part 5: Who is Your Anchor?

If you'll remember, last Monday I wrapped up my series on God, our anchor. Well, yesterday I was sitting down, and I realized that this series should have had five parts. Not four. See, I talked about how God is perfect, and how He can't lie, and He always keeps His promises, and I talked about how here is no one higher than Him, but I failed to ask something: Who/what is your anchor? What is it that you put your faith in? There are many things that we can put our faith in. You can put your faith in knowledge, in strength, in power, in money, in people, or just stuff in general. The point is that no matter what you put your faith in, you will always want more of it. If you put your faith in money, you're going to want more of whatever you have. If you put your faith in knowledge, aren't you going to keep searching for it for as long as you can? Now, there's a difference between knowledge and wisdom. Knowledge is having the information, while wisdom is knowing how to use it. I'm not saying that we don't need to always learn, but we need to learn about the important things in life most. What I'm trying to say though, is that we are designed to always want more of something. What we put our faith in should be what we are always wanting more of. If our faith is in money, or possessions, or knowledge, or strength, or power, or whatever, it will all go away when we die. However, if we put our faith in God, and you always want to know more about Him, and teach His word, then that will last for eternity. This reminds me of that song, "We Have an Anchor", which at one point says, "Will your anchor hold in the storms of life, when the clouds unfold their wings of strife? Will the strong tides lift and the cables strain? Will your anchor drift or firm remain?" We need to make sure that we are putting our faith in God, and not in things on this earth. We need to not believe the lie that money, or power, or knowledge will make us happier. God, as we have learned, cannot lie, which means that we can be sure He will keep His promises, and that we can have eternal happiness.