A friend posed this question recently: "What is Soul Anchoring?" 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. ⠀
Christians read the Bible to know and love God more, but we also read it for instruction for living well - as God wills. When we read it and act on what we read - like by caring for the orphan and the widow, or feeding the hungry, or daily confessing and turning from sin - then we are training ourselves to live a life of obedience to our loving God.
But when we read it and think it doesn't apply to us or that we don't have to act on what we've read, then we are training ourselves to be disobedient. We are saying...
It is true that everything is not all about me. Nor is it all about you. I know, earth-shattering, right? While this is certainly true, it is also true that when we are feeling messed up, off-kilter, or wrecked, then a lot of that comes out in how we treat others. So to have great relationships, we need to do a little "me" work first.
All we know is that we are changing, every single day. What we don't know is where that change will take us or what our future holds. What we need is friends and loved ones around us who will be there. People who will pray and help as we struggle and then commit to caring for us when what and who we are is finally revealed.
My morning routine is seriously life-saving.
Strangely, I am an unusual mixture of a basically happy person with a melancholy temperament. Several years ago, I was experiencing a general funk that I couldn't shake and Cosmo suggested it might be depression. It was here, in the throes of depression that I first started a morning routine.