We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf. He has become a high priest forever, in the order of Melchizedek.Hebrews 6:19-20
Drifting from safety
When my children were small, my greatest fear was taking them shopping. My son stayed right by my side, but my daughter was the curious type. She wanted to see everything. And it would only take a moment for her to wander away from me. She was a tiny thing and could get easily hidden within a rack of clothes. I would be frantic.
She gets it from me. Now that I am older and somewhat feeble. I need to be near my husband. But my mind and curiosity cause me to wander off from the husband until suddenly, we both are franticly looking for one another.
I don’t believe there is a worse feeling than being lost. I venture to say that this is true spiritually as well. We can be going along thinking everything is fine, but we suddenly realize that we have drifted away and really have no idea how to get but home.
Finding Your Way Back to God When Everything is Pulling You Away
Christine Caine just released a new book, How Did I Get Here? She begins by sharing a fishing experience. The anchor didn’t get set right and no one realized it until they had drifted far from their fishing spot. These kinds of experiences happen to all of us. But they happen spiritually too. Christine arrived at several warning signs that we might be drifting from God.
- When you stop trusting and start controlling. Ah, yes. I’m afraid we all are tempted to take control instead of letting God lead. We want to grab that steering wheel. We think we will be better off if we are at the controls. But alas, we are soon lost; frantically searching for a safe place.
- When you stop wondering start wandering. At the store, don’t we all start wondering what beautiful things there are for us to buy and before we know it, we have wandered far from our safe spot. We placed in our basket many things we had no intention of purchasing.
- We stop gathering and start isolating. When trials come or even sin in our lives, we tend to isolate. We don’t want to talk with friends and family. Why do we do this? When we do this, we lose not only encouragement from them but also accountability. Soon it has been weeks or months since we have entered the church. The longer this goes on the harder it is to get back into the habit.
Christine had much more to share on the subject. But I’ll let you read for yourself all of her encouragements. Overall, the point is this:
We must stay anchored in Christ so that He can keep us within bounderies of our faith.
My Review of How Did I Get Here
Whenever I see Christine preaching the Word or releasing a new book, I am excited to tune in. She is always open with her own life. She does not pull back when we need to hear the Truth. Christine has again offered us a book the will challenge us and cause us to look inward and examine our hearts and lives.
I would like to thank Net Galley and Thomas Nelson Publishers for giving me the opportunity to read and review this book. I have given my review freely and with honesty.
Pastor’s Wife (retired) & Chronic Pain Warrior blogs about how to make it through anything by relating her own life experiences to her writing. She is passionate about her love for the Lord and desires to spread that passion to others. She has a great desire to encourage women who are following behind her.