Are you Anchored?

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I didn’t use to like being on the water. Don’t get me wrong, I loved to swim and be at the beach, but the thought of being in deep water on a boat was not my idea of fun. However, as I have gotten older I have found being out on the water is very soothing.

Last fall, on a family trip to Missouri, we rented a boat for the afternoon. My husband, the avid fisherman, was eager to take the kids fishing. It was a crisp October afternoon. We loaded up and headed for the water. After a few (okay, actually several) pictures of the kids on the boat and fishing, I was content to sit back and take in the warmth of the sun and movement of the boat.

When Mitch found a “good spot”, he suggested that maybe he should set the anchor before the kids started casting. I didn’t think that extra step was necessary. The wind wasn’t blowing that much and we were back in a cove. Well, it wasn’t long before I noticed what he was talking about, the boat was drifting towards the rocks.

Dear friend, you and I are a lot like the fishing boat. Even in seemingly ideal circumstances, we can drift if we are not anchored.

The enemy wants nothing more than to pull us away from God and our beliefs. He is tricky and won’t do it all at once. No, it is very slow and subtle, just like the wind on the lake. It pulls us away unless we are grounded or anchored in Christ.

You and I must make the choice each and every day as to whether to use the anchor or not. Don’t be careless – cling to God. He is our rock. We can count on to hold us firm even when the storm winds blow.

Are you anchored to God or bobbing along on your own? Turn to God for safety and security.

If there is something heavy on your heart today, I would love to pray for you. Simply leave your request in the comment section.

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The Mended Heart and a Giveaway

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I love to share great books with you. Today, I have the privilege to refer you to Suzanne Eller’s latest book The Mended Heart. In her incredible writing style, Suzanne captivates the reader from the very beginning of this book.

I would daresay that we have all experienced some kind of hurt or brokenness in our lives. This is a reality we cannot escape. Many have tried countless times and failed to “fix” the hurt. If you are masking the hurt and brokenness in your life then The Mended Heart is the book you have been searching for.

Suzanne gives great examples throughout the book as to how to address our brokenness. She reminds each of us that “The power of the cross is not found in what you do, but in what has already been done for you.”

I also love that Suzanne doesn’t just address this book from her opinion but has scripture verses that can help the reader’s pain and brokenness.

Suzanne shines the light on God’s truth that Jesus came to set us free and heal our brokenness. This is not something we were meant to do on our own. The Mended Heart gives you the courage you need to take that first step to healing – trusting God.

I highly recommend you take a look at the first chapter of this book and then order it today. Words can’t begin to express how deeply Suzanne’s words touched me. She is willingly sharing the message God has given her. Don’t live in hurt and brokenness anymore; trust God and let Him mend your heart.

 

As a special bonus, Revell has generously offered to give a free copy of Suzanne Eller’s The Mended Heart to one of my readers. So, please share this on facebook and twitter as well as commenting below to say why you would like to have a copy of this book.

The Mended Heart – Book Review

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I had the privilege of reading an excerpt of The Mended Heart by Suzanne Eller this weekend before its release on February 4th and I just had to tell you about it.

I would daresay that we have all experienced some kind of hurt or brokenness in our lives. This is a reality we cannot escape. Many have tried countless times and failed to “fix” the hurt. If you are masking the hurt and brokenness in your life then The Mended Heart is the book you have been searching for.

Suzanne shines the light on God’s truth that Jesus came to set us free and heal our brokenness. This is not something we were meant to do on our own. The Mended Heart gives you the courage you need to take that first step to healing – trusting God.

I highly recommend you take a look at the first chapter of this book and then preorder it today. Words can’t begin to express how deeply Suzanne’s words touched me. She is willingly sharing the message God has given her. Don’t live in hurt and brokenness anymore; trust God and let Him mend your heart.