SONG ~ THE ANCHOR HOLDS by Ray Boltz
"I have been young and I am older now"
I remember my mom sayings this, "you teach women, but why haven't you taught me". It was a statement I thought was crazy and I told her don't be silly. Yet, I didn't realize the depth to that statement until after her death. The truth, I could have tried harder, but nothing was ever good enough I did, but did I miss out? Could I have done better? I am only left with thoughts now. My main thought is this, I did my best at the time and that's all you can do in life at times.
I do my best to live what I teach and to live by faith. I have seen miracles and I walked down roads named sorrow, disappear, failure, feeling lost and even unwanted in life. I have felt alone while in the midst of lots of people. I have become stronger as result of hard things. Turn those thoughts around and here I am writing you. I know God has brought me through hard stuff to write. I chose to live a better life and not bitter. I find the positive in everyday of my life but I often wonder what people will say about me after I enter Heaven. I hope I heard from God one day, "Well done, my good and faithful servant". It is in the midnight hour that nobody knows how much I pray and seek God for my family and friends. I ask him for words to write you and encourage you daily.
I love songs like, "The Anchor Holds and Jesus Loves Me". I often don't hear from people unless they are asking for a prayer request. Which is okay with me because they trust that I will pray. I not only pray but I believe BIG. I know that God is able to handle things and suddenly things change. As I was writing this and praying, I got a text on my phone. I signed up for Paula White tweets. It reads:
Whatever you have waited for, prayed for, stood for, believed for is being released. I hear "SUDDENLY" in my spirit!
HOW GREAT IS OUR GOD ~
He will answer SUDDENLY
God has placed a call on my life and I know it. I feel a string inside of me as I write you now. I can't explain why somethings happen but I know that God continues to be there. Just like the anchor on a ship. The anchor holds no matter what that ship faced. My soul cries out for miracles for you, your family and friends. Nobody knows what a day will bring, but we certainly can find the good in this day. I have dreams and visions of life. I will trust the Lord with all my heart daily and teach my grandchildren to lean on God. They will be able to say, my Grammie prays and it happens! Teaching about miracles that not only Jesus did back in the Bible days but in our days of life.
Proverbs 3:5-6 New International Version (NIV)
5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.
My prayers are with you, your family and friends. Never forget what Jesus did from day one and what he continues to do today. Play some worship music and find encouraging scripture to hold onto. Keep your anchor in Jesus! Purpose this a good day to count blessings.