WHAT IS YOUR ANCHOR?

SEPTEMBER 8         

“Don’t assume that you know it all.  Run to God! Run from evil!  Your body will glow with health, your very bones will vibrate with life!”   Proverbs 3:7-8  The Message Bible.

            We live in the information age.  Actually there is probably more information than anyone really cares about floating out here in cyber land.  But knowledge increases and causes many to feel that they have all the answers.

            Last night, someone suggested that they had a child who had all the answers.  Another mother said, “your child must be about 16.” To which the first parent affirmed, “he is 16.”  I was surprised how intelligent my parents became while I attended College.  I thought that they must too have enrolled.  After all before I left home, I did know everything. But after being on my own a few years, I realized I didn’t have all the answers.

            I read this today about what we place our trust in during our lifetime.

            “Some people see education as the anchor of civilization, but it was the best educated nation on earth that gave birth to the Nazis. Some see health as an anchor for life, but much of the work in the world is being done by people who don’t feel like doing it. Some see stability in wealth–it is their anchor. They may have an experience similar to that of the ship Marine Electric, which sank off the coast of Virginia early in 1983, costing the lives of thirty-one sailors. The reason was this: the ship’s eight-ton anchor came loose and battered the hull of the ship until the ship went down. The vessel was destroyed by its own anchor. If wealth is your anchor, it may destroy you. Our hope in Christ is the only unfailing anchor for the soul.”

            So where is your anchor?  To whom do you turn for the answers to life’s problems? “Run to God!”  He will give you wisdom, health, stability.

            In other words, He will Bless You!

            Pastor Don

 

Reality Check:

A person asked God, “What surprises you most about mankind?”

And God answered:

“That they lose their health to make money and then lose their money to restore their health. That by thinking anxiously about the future, they forget the present, such that they live neither for the present nor the future. That they live as if they will never die, and they die as if they had never lived…”

 

“My wife drives like lightning.”

“She drives fast?”

“No, she hits trees!”

 

A man is driving with his wife at his side and his mother-in-law in the backseat.  The women don’t leave him alone.  His mother-in-law says, “You’re driving too fast!”

   His wife says, “Stay more to the left.”

   After ten mixed orders, the man turns to his wife and asks, “Who’s driving

this car – you or your mother?

 

The Newest In Talking Clocks

A man showed some friends his apartment.

One guest asked “What’s that big brass basin for?”

“That’s the talking clock!” answered the man.

So the guest gave it an ear shattering pound with a hammer.

Suddenly, a voice on the other side of the wall screamed, “Knock it off, it’s 2 a.m., you idiot!”

 

 

Computer Virus’ Going Around:  (NOT)

Titanic virus – Makes your whole computer go down.

Disney virus – Everything in the computer goes Goofy.

Mike Tyson virus – Quits after one byte.

Tim Allen virus – Appears helpful, only to later destroy your hard drive.

Saddam Hussein virus – Won’t let you into any of your programs.

Tonya Harding virus – Turns your .BAT files into lethal weapons.

X-files virus – All your Icons start shape-shifting.

Dr. Jack Kevorkian virus – Searches for old files and deletes them.

Martha Stewart virus – Takes all your files, sorts them by category, and folds them into cute little doilies to be displayed on your desktop.

Oprah Winfrey virus – Your 200MB hard drive suddenly shrinks to 80MB, and then slowly expands to 300MB.

Arnold Schwarzenegger virus – Terminates and stays resident. It’ll be back.

AT&T virus – Every three minutes it tells you what great service you’re getting.

MCI virus – Every three minutes it reminds you that you’re paying too much for the AT&T virus.