TODAY'S WORD FOR Thursday, August 27, 2020:
A heavy device dropped by a chain, cable or rope into the water to hold a boat or floating object fast; a person or thing that can be relied on for support, stability, or security.
This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, a hope both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil.
KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE:
Our hope is totally anchored by Christ Himself who has entered into God’s presence on our behalf to intercede for us. What a blessed assurance this is for all who believe in Him. We are much like ships on the open sea, tossed about and battered around by the storms of life and sinking into a sea of destruction and despair. Every day, we as believer’s face storms in our life and God’s Word is a steadfast anchor that will hold us steadfast through those storms.
In the days of Daniel, David and other prophets, God spoke through visions, dreams and even sometimes audibly. But today He speaks primarily through His Word.
Therefore, it is very important that we not only read the scriptures but study them so we can learn how to apply the principles and promises from the Word to our lives. Through the promises and guidance in God’s Word we can find strength and faith that enables us to get through the storms of life. God’s Word will show us how to stand firm in our commitment and trust in Christ even when it seems our life has come crashing down on us.
Consider God’s promises in His Word, your spiritual anchor. It sometimes takes a storm for God to get our attention so that we can see that our need is to depend on Him and allow Him to be the captain of our ship whether in smooth sailing or stormy seas.
Learn to patiently wait for God to fulfill everything He has promised you and cling to the sure anchor we have in Jesus through all the storms of life. Never try putting God on your time schedule. Instead trust in Him, anchor your heart to His Word, and leave room for Him to bring everything together according to His plan and timing.
Our memory verse for this week is found in Acts 20:21.
I have declared to both Jews and Greeks that they must turn to God in repentance and have faith in our Lord Jesus.
Thank You for the anchor that You continually provide for me as I go through the storms of each day. Help me to always read and study Your Word so that You can communicate to me and guide me into safe havens away from the murky seas of sin and evils of this world.
These Family Devotional thoughts are written by Dr. Ken Phillips, Executive Director of America's Hunger
Solution, and his wife Dottie. Ken has had ministry positions
with The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, World Vision, Youth For Christ, World Opportunities International,
and World Bible Society. He also has consulted for more than 30 Christian ministries in management and stewardship
development. They have published a book called No Problems Only Situations that discusses the journey of their family.
Ken and Dottie have been married for 60 years, and have 6 children, 20 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren. Their
second book, TODAY'S WORD, includes 365 daily
devotionals and is now available for only $10.
Ken & Dottie Phillips
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