“’You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all you soul, and with all your mind.’”
“We have this hope, a firm and secure anchor of the soul…”
An anchor is typically a weighted object on a rope that holds a boat from drifting too far before the taut line tugs the boat back toward the center. God through Jesus the Christ is meant to be the center of who we are as God’s people and the firm and secure anchor of our soul.
But, so often with the stresses and worries of daily life and the number of things in our lives and in our world that can overwhelm us, our hearts, minds and souls can wander a drift from God’s steadfast presence. Yet, as we feel ourselves drifting away from God’s center, the Holy Spirit within gives a tug, which can be our prompt to return to God.
As we grow more and more in tune with God’s Spirit within us through prayer, worship, study and service, we are more likely to pay attention to the tugging. The result will be that the distance we drift gets shorter before we feel the anchor tugging us to return to our true center in God.
May we allow our hearts, minds and souls to be firmly and securely anchored to God, so that when we begin to drift we will respond to God tugging us back to center.