“When we’ve heard [Jesus’] voice and become secure in our identity…
We have contentment in God with holy detachment from our circumstances and position.
…We become people who are living lives of another world, lives anchored in eternity.”
I’m anchored in eternity;
Held fast there by The Rock on which I stand.
For I have found my footing shifts
When anchored in this dry and barren land.
For winds of change may blow, here;
But not so where Jesus was and is the same.
So I will cast my anchor there,
Where it will hold to Jesus’ precious name.
And as I live out my life here,
I may seem out of touch from time to time
Because I’m living in one world
While longing for another, more sublime.
For I am just a stranger,
Passing through this world, as I am on my way
To where I’ll spend eternity,
And finally be at home, in Heaven, some day.
“All these people were still living by faith when they died…
admitting that they were foreigners and strangers on earth.
Instead, they were longing for a better country—a heavenly one.
Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God,
for he has prepared a city for them.”
Hebrews 11:14, 16 NIV
©Lisa DeVinney, May 2012
*The Rewards of Fasting, pg. 105. Forerunner Publishing.