Thursday, December 17, 2009

Anchor Ourselves

Thursday, December 17, 2009
I have always been horrible at journaling. I remember when I was younger, my mom would sit us down on Sundays to write in our journals. I think I have two completed journals for the first 26 years of my life. Kinda sad. Anyway, not sure why blogging is easier for me. This blog is mainly a record of the things I do on a daily basis. I wanted a place to record things that I didn't necessarily want the world to know, so I last year I started a private blog. I don't post on my private blog much, but when I do it is usually related to personal thoughts or something surrounding my religion/faith. I debated about posting this entry on my private blog, because that's where it "fits", but for some reason I decided to post it here.

Last Sunday I attended a missionary farewell for two wonderful people who will be serving a medical mission in Ghana for the next 18 or so months. They will service 8 missions in Africa, which consists of about 800 missionaries, and will be on call 24/7. I am excited to hear about their adventures (and hope to even get over there to visit)! Anyway, part of the message that was shared at the farewell had to do with a sailboat. Anchoring a sailboat is an important part of boating. You need to anchor the boat just right so that the bow of the boat always points at the anchor, regardless of the wind or the current. The sailboat is like us, with the anchor as Christ. Do we face the Savior, regardless of what is going on in life, regardless of what storms come our way? I appreciated this comparison. I truly want to be like a sailboat - to always have my focus on Christ. I want to be more like Him, to do the things He would want me to do. This is my goal.


Sally said...

Who are they and where are they going in ghana? Greg's parents just got back this spring: