By Pastor Sharon Williams
Notes from The Well CWN & Women Alive meeting May 24, 2021
Hebrews 6:19 “Hope (expectations) is the strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary.”
Faith is the substance of things hoped for.
Where is your anchor?
Behind the curtain – the Holy of Holies, the mercy seat. The inner sanctuary. Anchored in Him, our hope in Jesus. Trust, faith, hope.
Boating story – learning to drop the anchor, set the anchor, and release it.
If your anchor is not firmly set, you will continue to drift.
The importance of a secure anchor
Ephesians 4:26 “Don t let the passion of your emotions lead you to sin! Don’t let anger control you or be fuel for revenge, not for even a day.”
Emotions - a natural instinctive state of mind deriving from one's circumstances, mood, or relationships with others.
I just want to be happy!
An emotional spiral leads to dark places. Stop the downward spiral before it starts.
Psalm 119: 59-61 “I pondered the direction of my life, and I turned to follow Your laws. I will hurry without delay to obey your commands. Evil people try to drag me into sin, but I am firmly anchored to Your instructions.”
His joy is my strength
Cast the anchor - it is no good if it sits in the boat
The anchor holds even when the boat is rocking if it is set securely.
Releasing the anchor – reverse, (repent) go the other way. May a course adjustment, shift your center.
Hebrews 13:6 “So we take comfort and are encouraged and confidently and boldly say, the Lord is my Helper; I will not be seized with alarm I will not fear or dread or be terrified. What can man do to me?”
Where is your anchor?
How can the anchor be moved and placed in the proper place (behind the veil)?
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About the Author
Sharon has been in ministry for over 46 years. She and her husband Daniel are founders of Go to Nations, a missionary sending agency currently working in 106 countries. Sharon has been to 76 countries around the world. As an ordained minister, she was a part of the Christ the Redeemer Church Executive staff for 20 years.
In 2010, Sharon began Act 4 the Nations, a non-profit organization working on 5 continents to help women attain a better way of life by partnering with missionaries and Anti-Human Trafficking organizations.
Her areas of expertise include principle-centered teaching, prophetic prayer, missions, and mentoring leaders.
Sharon has been married for 47 years, has four children, thirteen grandchildren. and one great-grand. In addition to traveling around the world, Sharon enjoys shopping, (especially for shoes), girlfriends, and chocolate.