Jesus – Our Anchor

By Pastor Buky Olunuga

Bible Text: “the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.” Matthew 7: 25

Everyone, no matter whether they are a Christian or not, will always experience a storm in their life.

That’s why we must have an Anchor – defined as:

– a heavy object attached to a rope or chain and used to moor a vessel to the sea bottom.

If we are just coasting through life, we may not realize the need for an anchor

2 Corinthians 4:4 – “whose minds the gods of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God should shine

We get busy with the flow of life, the rat race, the regular current of life until the storm hits. And there’s the rude awakening.

If you are anchored, you will be strong, stable and preserved when the winds storm comes. It may not be easy, you will be tossed around but ultimately, you will be held down by your anchor.

Matthew 7:25 – “and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.”

The rain will come, according to the Word. At some point in our lives, the rain will come, the winds will blow, and the floods will come. It’s not, If, it’s when.

Luke 8:23 – “And a windstorm came down on a lake… For He commands even the winds and water and they obey Him!”

Mark 4:38 – “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?”

Our Anchor that cannot fail is Jesus.

Why we need an Anchor?

1.       To prevent us from drifting.

What is drifting? Being carried by the force of wind or circumstances. Several things can cause us to drift. We may be headed in one direction but actually find ourselves in another location due to drifting.

Drifting can also be characterized as a gradual change. It is very subtle and happens to a lot of Christians. A gradual turn away from God can ultimately become a U-turn that could take you in the opposite direction from God. One tiny step, an omission, missing from the God-conscious activities which keep you grounded in Christ; could make you drift in the wrong direction and underscore how far you’ve removed Christ from your life. And that is a change that can destroy a Christian.

2.       To make it to our final destination – Heaven.

As Christians, our final destination is Heaven. If you get so off-course to the point that your final destination is no longer reachable, you need to redirect yourself

3.       To prevent damage or property loss

John 10:10 – “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”

To live a life of enduring abundance, we must make Christ our Anchor. If our lives are anchored on Christ, we will experience minimal loss. The days of the storm are few. They come and they go. They don’t last forever.  The devastation the storm brings may be significant. But we will remain more than conquerors.

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