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Brother Gary Denson is having a conversation with us today about how the world lost its anchor, but we have not. We’re in a wealthy place.
The amount of love and support that we receive from our leadership, pastors, ministry, and the incredible family that is the Church at Onslow (which includes all our other churches), and our community of brothers and sisters continues to leave us speechless most days.
Stay in touch with us. Sometimes we’re talking seriously, singing, laughing sometimes, and always encouraging one another. We have never been more grateful that our home is this church than during this season. This church (the body of Christ) continues to help us feel God’s love and peace in the most tangible, personal, and indescribable way.
Share this with a friend who refuses to surrender their hope.
By Brother Gary Denson
As we all sit in our homes in the shadow that Covid-19 has cast onto the world, it is easy
to allow the stress of shortages, stay-at-home orders, and the constant barrage of negative virus news creep into not only our daily life, but our minds as well. The whole world is going viral, or has gone viral (literally), and this is a time that we need to not allow these things to crowd out our hope in Christ.
“That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which entereth into that within the veil.” -Hebrews 6:18-19
During this event the world has lost its anchor. The faith that has been put in the stock
market, the economy, the availability of goods and services, and “normal” life has been shaken. While we are affected by these events we have to remember that our hope is still in Jesus!
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” -1 Peter 1:3
Remember, the ministry has continually reminded us of God’s promise to us that He will never leave us nor forsake us!
As we move forward in the days ahead we will have to continue to adapt our daily life
around the conditions this outbreak has placed on us. We will also have to adapt our services in order to continue to uplift God’s people, but we do NOT have to surrender our hope!
“But let us, who are of the day, be sober, putting on the breastplate of faith and love; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.” -1 Thessalonians 5:8
Let His hope push away the negative thoughts and worries. Let’s all remember that our
hope is still in Christ, He is still our anchor, and if we cling to Him we will get through this season together.
3 thoughts on “FROM THE HEART: “He’s Still Our Anchor””
Thank you for your words of encouragement. I feel the strength of our family of God helping me to keep my focus on Him and His will. How truly BLESSED I am to be a part of this family – The Church at Onslow and all of our extended church families across this state and our country. Those messages on “Unity” have taken on new meaning as we travel a new path IN THE SAME DIRECTION AS BEFORE. We are not alone – our ministry – the Bridge team – our brothers and sisters – all of us together, looking out for each other, encouraging each other. Thank you all for reaching out – especially to those of us not in a position to get out any due to age or health concerns (not that I wouldn’t but I’m being watched). Thank you all for your labor of love!
Thank you Bro. Gary, Christ is truly our anchor. And fellowship with God’s people is so vital!
Once we’re delivered by the Lord from this temporary condition, may we always, never take for granted the times we are able to be together under normal conditions!
Thank the Lord for His covering over our lives, and thank the Lord we are encouraged through our personal prayer lives, through technology we have access to, and through the ministering of God’s ministry that we have!
Thank you Bro. Gary for this article and sharing of the scriptures. I am so thankful for the Lord adding me to the Body. I am thankful for a desire a willing mind, to make sure I feed my spirit daily. Whether its through word, prayer, praise or the Bridge. There is truly NO REASON to go spiritually hungry 🙂