In the spring of 2014 i was sitting in a rocking chair next to my bff, ShaunaShaunaShauna. We were chillin on the deck overlooking a really peaceful lake. It was our ladies retreat at Pine Cove and up until that moment in the rocking chair, i was honestly not sure why i was there. i dont “retreat” well. And then, He did it; God dropped an anchor on me.
i had been trying to figure out what He wanted me to write next. i’d been “asking” and didnt realize until that moment that He’d been answering…i just wasnt listening very well.
The anchor He’d dropped was Psalms.
Over the next few years He’d take over the reigns of my life in areas i never realized i’d clinched so tightly for control. He’d overwhelm me with soon-to-be best friends. He’d make me question my priorities and motives. He’d challenge my commitment and teach me where my focus needed to be. He’d test my faith. He’d tether me to Him and press me to remain still and quiet instead of busy and loud. He’d get me alone. He’d reveal Himself and ask me to respond to Him. It was the hardest/best/most exhausting/most energizing time i’d lived.
An anchor. A heavy device, tethered to a rope or chain to hold a vessel in place.
Its 2019 and i’m revisiting my anchor. i’ve drifted and thrashed a bit lately. i’m a lil worn out and feeling like the waves are crashing over me. i feel a lil too much and am needing a reminder of all the “knows” i have access to that can keep me in place…where i need to be.
Today i started out with a VERY DIFFERENT blog in mind…but this one just found me. Maybe ur like me and today u need to be reminded that KNOW > FEEL. Maybe ur like me and need to reattach to the anchor that always holds. I dunno. We all drift and thrash. Life is a crazy, unpredictable, unreliable ocean.
i’m teaching Psalms again this fall/spring. My anchor. And in the waiting, i’m revisiting Him there every day. Hope u take some time to tether up, too.
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though the waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling…” Psalm 46:1-3
What are those anchors He’s dropped on you that you need to revisit? Share a few with me…i could always use some more.
Wanna check out the Psalms studies (its a 2-parter, gang)? Go HERE.
Wanna join me studying Psalms in FloMo? Wanna study on your own or with a lil group of friends? i’d LOVE for you to join me. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info on video simulcast and class deets.