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God My Anchor

“We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain.” (Hebrews 6:19)

I was afforded the opportunity today to be the keynote speaker at the first virtual Ladies Day Program hosted by Holt Street Church of Christ in Montgomery, Alabama.

When my Spiritual Mother Sister Carr gave me the topic and scripture, I smiled while thinking this is great considering how God has anchored me since my 2009 on-the-job accident.

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For sailors and ships, an anchor provides stability and protection keeping ships from being tossed around at sea during harsh storms. For Christians, God is our anchor providing stability, steadfastness and calmness during our storms including storms that could potentially toss and turn us by every wind of doctrine.

There are times we must ask ourselves tough questions to answer honestly. Are we allowing our circumstances to make excuses to be silent Christians during the pandemic? Are we taking advantage of numerous technological avenues to continue spreading God’s word through virtual evangelism? Is it difficult to trust God during these difficult times?

Proverbs 3:5-8 reads “Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the LORD, and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.”

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God is my Anchor and I will not be robbed of His word. “If any man teach otherwise and does not agree to the sound instruction of our Lord Jesus Christ and to godly teaching, they are conceited and understand nothing” (1 Timothy 6:3-21).

Do we put God on a shelf to be pulled down when storms of life are stack against us? Second Peter 1:3 states “His divine power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory and virtue.” Do you believe this?

Do our actions show that we honestly and wholeheartedly believe this? If so, why do we worry? Why do we doubt God during our storms? Why do we allow our emotions and people to control our minds? Why is it difficult to allow the word of God to genuinely transform our minds to a new life in Christ?

What about our long to do list? Are our minds tossed and turned wondering how to categorize the list? As we mature in knowledge and wisdom, we should understand that GOD, our anchor, should always be number one.

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This has not always been easy for me, but by God’s grace He allowed me to master a high tolerance pain level to live with chronic pain. This keeps my mind on Him and not on my circumstances.

When my entire body was traumatized in a 2009 on the job accident, I sustained numerous injuries and was subjected to approximately thirteen surgeries. I am now being scheduled for cervical surgery on my neck and was told this week a repeat of my 2015 Lumbar 4-5 back surgery is needed.

However, I declined and thanked God for allowing the surgeons for their part in caring for the temple of the Holy Spirit. From this day forward, I fully accept my Anchor’s promise to sustain me through my life’s storms so eloquently stated by Apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 12:9-10.

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Are we displaying the love of our Anchor by reaching out to the forgotten saints who are homebound and to those who are withstanding storms alone?

All it takes sometimes to uplift someone’s spirit is a text, a phone call, our prayers or a handwritten letter of encouragement. Speaking of handwritten letters, I received a beautiful encouraging handwritten card/letter from one of my spiritual mothers in Alabama, Sister Chenita M.

Her words encouraged me out of disappointment after hearing another back surgery was needed. I cannot express enough the love I have for the Titus 2 women in my life.

I sometimes wake up to encouraging text messages from Sister Pauline H., another Titus 2 women God allowed our paths to meet when I became a member of the Benevolent Sisters.

FINAL THOUGHTS

When storms flood our lives with fear, worry, doubt, etc., I encourage you to find stability in the genuine love of God and His promises. He does not want His children to be set adrift but to be fixed in a secure place and grounded in the word during the difficult, uncertain and often painful times.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT

I would like to thank the elders for allowing me to speak at the sisters’ first virtual ladies day program. The program committee did an awesome job putting together a wonderful day.

Thank you Rosalyn Butler, Rosie Shingles, Thelma Powell, Idong Ruffin, Linda Vandiver, Essie Carr, and Danita Powell., who also coordinated Felton and my wedding many years ago.

Author:

Christian Blogger, Minister's Wife, Mother and Grandmother

41 thoughts on “God My Anchor

    1. Wow Bogton, it has been a while. I am doing okay and trying to meet the demand to post twice a week (day and night) so followers in other countries receive my blogs without having to search for them. Apparently, posting this one at a much later worked since you received. How are you? Are you still preaching in Africa?

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    1. Hello Diane, your response is the main reason I globally share my personal storms. I am glad this Holy Spirit inspired message spoke to you. Have a wonderful day/night and remain safe.

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    1. Thank you Mary. I appreciate thoughtful comments. I love sharing apart of my life to encourage, uplift and edify others while traveling on our Christian (Spiritual) journey. Be safe and have a wonderful day/night.

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  1. May your blogging ministry be blessed. I was impressed with your insight that God had given you a high level of pain tolerance. I had never thought of that as a prayer for dealing with pain. Good thought. Have a great week ahead. Be blessed.

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    1. Oneta, thank you for your comments. I enjoy sharing so others can be encouraged and uplifted. We serve an Awesome GOD. Have a wonderful day/night and remain safe.

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  2. Tangie, this post brought to mind of when the storm was raging on the sea the disciples forgot one important thing, the Master of the wind and the sea was on board. Your post gives the reader the re-assurance that the Master is on board and that He is our anchor.
    I cannot help but think of a Hymn we sang in my home church. “I’ve anchored in Jesus, the storms of life I’ll brave. I’ve anchored in Jesus I fear no wind or wave…I’ve anchored in the rock of ages”.

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    1. Thank you so much for reading and commenting; must look up the song. I hope you are still progressing and recovering well. Be safe and have a wonderful day/night.

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  3. This is so wonderful. I am sure this is the beginning to mini more talks by you. What a blessing Tangie. I am so sorry that you suffer with chronic pain. May the Lord bless you and heal you. Thank you for all the wonderful points you bring up in this post. Sending you my love and prayers. Love you, Joni

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      1. Bless you Tangie. I was telling my husband about your beautiful post. You are a great example and I love the way you share the word. I was in a water skiing accident many years ago. They fused cervical disc 4,5, and six and needed to fuse disc 3 which is just below the brain stem. I would have never been able to drive, so glad God blessed me with a great surgeon. They have been wanting to do more surgeries for years. Instead I am having the nerves burned in an oblation surgery. I will pray about your neck. Have a great Sabbath. Love ❤️ Joni

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      2. Wow Joni, I am praying for you and it sure makes a different having God and great surgeons. One surgeon mentioned nerves burning but I have not done any research yet. Did it help you? Have a wonderful day/night and remain safe.

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      3. Thank you Tangie, I know what it is to live with chronic pain also. I get grumpy after a while. I was getting up to three migraines a week which can be caused by folks that have these specific disc fused, herniated or bulging. I am going to send you a link – Mine has lasted for three months and it has been a blessing to be relatively pain free for that long. I see them on the 5th of January and my insurance should pay for me to have this done again. The don’t put you out or anything because you have to be able to talk and even they will tell you the procedure is quite painful and you have to be still. It has been a blessing for me. Twelve steroid injections every three months was starting to worry me. Steroid tends to shred the muscles after a while. I can’t wait to have it done again. You need someone who is going to be respectful and understand all your questions, if they are not kind don’t go find someone else. My doc was great. Bless you sweetie I will pray for you too, I am so sorry you are going through this, God never said life would be easy for us and especially believers. However we know he works wonders too. Love you, take care https://wakespine.com/knowledge-center/treatments-offered/cervical-radiofrequency-ablation/

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      4. Joni, I have migraines daily. I have an awesome medical team and have been getting injections for several years. I enjoyed being pain-free for months but the more injections I received the less effective they became. I have discs on discs–back and neck surgeries are needed. Thank you for the information and I will definitely check it out. Praying for you too sis and have a wonderful day/night and be safe.

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      5. I am so sorry. That is such a miserable situation. That procedure really helped me. I am going back in on the fifth to see if I can get it again. My migraines went to one a week and imitrex works very well for me. I will pray for you dear sis, I truly hope you don’t have to have surgeries. I love you, I am praying for healing. ❤️🤗🦋🥰🙏🙏🙏

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