What is Soul Anchoring?

A friend posed this question recently: "What is Soul Anchoring?"

The phrase comes from Hebrews 6:13-20…"When God made his promise to Abraham, since there was no one greater for him to swear by, he swore by himself, saying, 'I will surely bless you and give you many descendants.' And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised. People swear by someone greater than themselves, and the oath confirms what is said and puts an end to all argument. Because God wanted to make the unchanging nature of his purpose very clear to the heirs of what was promised, he confirmed it with an oath. God did this so that, by two unchangeable things in which it is impossible for God to lie, we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be greatly encouraged. 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."

Isn’t this so beautiful? Our hope in God is an anchor for our soul. It is the place where we can rest in the midst of the waves and worries of this sea of life.

So, “soul anchoring,” for one who follows Christ, is the place in which we cooperate with God by hoping in Him alone. Of course, it is not an act by which we attempt to earn salvation, but rather the act of working with God in the sanctification process. Some of my personal practices of “soul anchoring” include prayer and Bible study, reading devotionals, and journaling. These are places where I work to anchor my soul (mind, will, and emotions) to Whom my spirit is anchored and through Whom I am saved.

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