1/9: Forever anchored in God

1/9: Forever anchored in God

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  1. Right on,Frank! our metaphysical Anchor is as house-foundations ( or anchors) as we don't expect to
    need to move or BE MOVED! WE are built on the Rock of Christ, eternal anchoring spot of the ages,
    so that we may witness to GODLY PURPOSE and INTENT... we will not be moved by false reports
    and wrong motives; be slaves to sense...... but wholly approved by GOD as His/her witnesses! amen!

  2. Many thanks Frank for this great reminder. "We cannot be anchored to both God, divine Mind, and mortal thought at the same time." "You are God’s purpose, His great design./ Beautiful, blameless, His child divine./ Holding your thought to the good and the true,/ Spirit will form you anew." (Christian Science Hymnal Supplement #453).

  3. Thank you for clearing my murky thought which has now turned into a bright sunny day.

  4. Thanks Frank.

  5. Thank you Frank. This reminds me of Psalm 23 verse 6 which states in part I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever, and Mrs. Eddy says in Science and Health "I will dwell in the consciousness of Love for ever. This I believe is anchoring oneself to God. Thank you and all the people that make these Lifts possible.

  6. A very powerful and helpful thought - if know we are anchored to God, we cannot drift away and be sepa rated from Him. Securely anchored to divine Mind who loves us supremely always, we cannot be taken in by mortal thoughts which may be drifting by - they will just drift past us, and we remain safe in the spiritual consciousness that God imparts always to us.

    Thank you, Frank - I find this very helpful.

  7. Such a very helpful and useful idea, Frank - we are always firmly anchored in Truth & Love, coexistent with All-power good. Thankyou!

  8. Frank, Thank you.

  9. Thank you, Frank, for “Forever anchored in God … my thought can’t drift from … the divine, ever-harmonious Mind …”

    “In thee, O Lord, do I put my trust: let me never be put to confusion” (Ps 71:1).

    “The Christian Scientist knows that spiritual faith and understanding … anchor in omnipotence … Divine Love has strengthened the hand and encouraged the heart of every member of this large church” (My 132:8).

    “Drifting into intellectual wrestlings, we should agree to disagree; and this harmony would anchor the Church in more spiritual latitudes, and so fulfil her destiny … Truth cannot be stereotyped; it unfoldeth forever" (No 45:21).

    “… God hath … given us … power, and … love, and … a sound mind” (II Tim 1:7).

    “Let neither fear nor doubt overshadow [our] clear sense and calm trust … of life harmonious … silence discord with harmony” (S&H 495:16).

    We are "forever anchored in God[?]" Yes!!!

  10. Hi Frank, When you lectured for us in Torbay you brought great inspiration. Wonderful to listen to your truths of our being anchored to God. Many ships come into our beautiful bay for safe mooring during winter storms. Your 'lift' reminds us that God is with us and always a safe haven in life's storms! Love to see you again.

  11. Yes, thank you, Frank, that can also mean our oneness with God, or the kingdom of God within us - a very good start for a new Gods day!

  12. Thank you Frank, for a welcome reminder, that we are all anchored to ourFather. Mother God. So we cannot drift away in any direction.

  13. Thanks Frank
    Reminds me of that old hymn I learnt when a lad in the Boy's Brigade.
    Will your anchor hold in the storms of life,
    When the clouds unfold their wings of strife?
    When the strong tides lift, and the cables strain,
    Will your anchor drift or firm remain?
    We have an anchor that keeps the soul
    Stedfast and sure while the billows roll,
    Fastened to the Rock which cannot move,
    Grounded firm and deep in the Savior’s love.

    Found the hymn is available on You Tube. Good words.
    Happy days.

    Source: http://www.hymnal.net/hymn.php/h/331#ixzz2ptEEXQSQ

  14. Domo Arigato Gozaimasu

  15. This is a profoundly beautiful lift, thank you. Forever anchored in God, we are "rooted and grounded in love", in conscious union with our Father, and unattached to material stories, undisturbed and unimpressed by material appearances, and forever free from mortal illusions. Thank you again. .

  16. Thank you Frank this is just what I needed to know today and indeed will try to remember every day. I especially like what No 9..adds about thought NOT being able to DRIFT once we are anchored in GOD. Much love to everyone connected with bringing us these daily lifts, and all the useful and loving comments that follow. LOVE TO ALL

  17. Frank, how timely for me! Thank you..if I want to follow Jesus, then, as Mrs Eddy says, I must cast my anchor "into the Shekinah, in which Jesus has gone before." And truly, I strive for this..

  18. Indeed, this is a very profound lift and applicable to so so many things. just hearing it made me feel so strong and grounded, safe from drifting... heavily anchored in Divine love. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

  19. Thank you.

  20. When MBE said "Anchor yourself to God" she makes me think on Psalm 91:1, “He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.”

    For me to be ‘anchored’ implies safety, home, family.

    Our dwelling is a place we always come back to, not just sometimes, but always… when we abide under God’s presence we become the anchor of those loved ones who tend to drift, and so they are protected in unexpected ways.

    Cuando MBE dijo “Anclesen a Dios” me hizo pensar en el Salmo 91:1, “El que habita al abrigo del Altísimo morará bajo la sombra del Omnipotente”.

    Para mí estar ‘anclada’ implica seguridad, hogar, familia.

    El sitio donde habitamos es un lugar donde siempre volvemos, no solo a veces, pero siempre… cuando permanecemos bajo la presencia de Dios nos convertimos en el ancla de esos seres queridos que tienden a ir a la deriva, y así son protegidos de forma inesperada.

  21. Thank you Frank and the Lifters for your thoughts. It has been a great help.

  22. Frank,

    Thank you for this Lift. For the past week or so I have been focused a lot on keeping my eyes fixed on what is right and to hear this Lift this morning was very enlightening. Two of your statements that I loved were (a) "Being anchored to God isn't temporary mooring" (b) "God has never known us as unanchored"

    Thanks as well Abe (1), Yetty and Nela for your comments and in fact to all of the Lifters. Frank you seemed to have really touched us all.

    A week or so ago a friend of mine came to the house for a visit, as they were leaving an 8 week old puppy I have (the other dogs were up) watched as we walked down the stairs, keeping her distance from us. My friend noticed something unique about the puppy; she kept her gaze on me as we walked to the end of the driveway never once looking at my friend. I pondered this for a while.

    Your Lift Frank, expresses what I had been pondering - how important it is to keep our gaze on what expresses the ideas of trust, togetherness, love. The puppy kept her gaze on me and kept wagging her tail because she trusts me; she did not allow a 'strange element' or fear to inform her thinking.

    When we recognize God as All-in-All we discover that we are already anchored in God's love hence we ought not to fear change. I shall create a poster for our RR. Thank you.

    I researched 'anchor' on the Concord & found some lovely quotes apt for Church work (No & Yes p.45:22; My 132:11). This is a blessing.

    Much Love to All.

  23. Anclar nos produce la sensación de haber llegado a puerto y nos da seguridad, porque cuando navegamos y hemos encontrado un mar agitado y hasta turbulento; anclar nos da tranquilidad y hasta podría decir, nos da paz, al arribar al puerto.

    Que decir entonces. Anclar en Dios, después de navegar por las turbulentas aguas del humano-materialismo, expuestos a las contingencias de un transito que nos obliga a un alerta constante, donde se hace necesario para seguir navegando seguros, aligerar la carga tirando el exceso de peso que cargamos y que dificulta el avance, y sin ninguna duda podremos decir como el salmista: "Porque Jehová es bueno; para siempre es su misericordia" es el Ancla más segura porque nos mantiene, aún arriba del barco, pero a salvo de las turbulencias, en puerto seguro y aún si estuvieramos en alta mar, el Ancla mantendrá firme al barco, sin peligro de naufragio.

    "Tu suerte no importará si guía Amor, que es tuya, en calma y tempestad, la paz de dios" Himno de MBE En el puerto o en alta mar el Ancla divina mantiene seguros a los viajeros.

    Muchas gracias Frank, es bello poder navegar tranquilos, recordando que tenemos el Ancla más segura, a la que podemos recurrir siempre.

  24. Thank you Frank, for this clear direction of establishing our point of contact with God, Good, to ensure our safety and security with Life, Truth and Love. We can't let fear rattle the chain of the anchor and we know we can be steadfast in our dependance on God's unfailing presence and power. Many times while driving through heavy rain - just as everyone in the northern hemisphere is challenged while driving through snow storms - I sing, and keep singing, "In heavenly Love abiding, No change my heart shall fear; And safe is such confiding, For nothing changes here." I feel as though my hand is in His hand, and my feet tread in His footsteps.
    Thank you Nate and the rock solid production team, The Mother Church, and our unmovable Daily Lift family.

  25. Thank you this was beautiful..Psalm 23 is the key to this one.God Bless our Mother Church, Mrs Mary Baker Eddy and Daily Lift..God is Love, more than this we cannot ask, farther wee cannot go. Amen

  26. Thank you so much for this lift.

  27. Thank you Frank. It's exactly what I needed to remember. I like what No 15 wrote. And I remember that last year someone told me: "You can't play in two teams." Something I have to work on all the time. Thank you for everyone who work in Daily Lift's production.

  28. With sincere gratitude
    for having put into words
    this moments' realization!

  29. wunderbar Frank !!!
    Danke Danke
    very simple but powerful thought
    Pieranna aus Italien

  30. Thank you, Frank, and to all that make this production possible! Also, I learn so much from the comments.

  31. What a comforting idea to be "forever anchored in God" thanks so much, Frank. A boat that is securely anchored won't drift and neither can we ever leave the protection of God when we remain firmly based in divine Mind.

    And thanks to much to Peter Daniel (#13) for sharing that lovely old hymn.

  32. Thank you, Frank!!!

  33. So very grateful for all of the Lifts. Thank you too for the "anchor" song from Peter.

  34. Thank you.Very helpful lift.

  35. Wonderful...Thank you Frank

  36. Frank, Thank you so very much for this "Lift" and for your wonderful lectures. You make it all so clear! Today and everyday I will know that I am forever anchored to God (Good).

  37. Being anchored to God, we can no more drift away than a ray of sunlight can detach itself and act independently. What a comforting thought! Thank you for your lift.

  38. Such a wise and helpful Lift! Danke, Frank! Thanks for sharing with us Mrs. Eddy's words, "Anchor yourself to God." To me that means I have to Do something. I need to dig deep, sink my thought in Truth, lay hold on Life and let neither fear nor doubt overshadow my clear perception. Perhaps, as we read in this week's Christian Science Bible Lesson, to anchor myself to God could mean to be baptised in Spirit. I also thought of C.S. Hymn #99: "Fearless and undisturbed abide;". What a firm foundation is implied by being anchored to God!

  39. Thank you, Frank, this is a lovely thought to ponder today...very strong, powerful idea of oneness with God. Uninterrupted oneness, inviolable oneness, eternal oneness. I like what you said about not being able to be anchored to Mind and mortal thought at the same time. Makes it very clear.

  40. Thanks so much Frank! very helpful message this morning!

  41. Love this analogy. Thank you, Frank!

  42. Danke sehr, Frank!

  43. I want to be anchored to God.How do I know when I am, as opposed to when I'm not? How should I feel inside? Sometimes I have trouble reconciling bible verses with a loving God.If I don't agree with the verse,does my relationship with God take a turn for the worse? Do I tell myself God is loving no matter what the bible says?

    From Frank Prinz-Wondollek:

    When you are anchored in God, you will feel His divine Love and a deep freedom. Mary Baker Eddy wrote in “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures,” “The effects of Christian Science are not so much seen as felt. It is the “still, small voice” of Truth uttering itself.“

    God only loves you as His image and likeness. He is not judging you. God only loves you without limitation.

  44. A huge Cruise Ship is anchored to a Dock of a certain country. A huge storm brews but that ship is secured to its anchore. Much like our prayers, especially when doing our C/S Lessons in the morning as part of clean up when we awake from a nights sleep. We become anchored to the Truth and no mortal mind, no matter how aggressive can release us from that anchoridge.

  45. Thank you for this wonderful Insight!

    24. Mentions "In heavenly Love Abiding"…this is hymn 148 in the CS Hymnal. If one goes to Time4Thinkers.com one can hear Lisa Redfern sing this beautiful hymn acapella.

    Yes, we are "Forever Anchored in GOD". As I go about my day, I will be more aware of GOD, Good and wash away anything untoward which may try to interfere. An anchor is Solid, if placed correctly, Unmovable! Thank you, all!
    ''To those Leaning on the Sustaining Infinite, Today is Big with Blessings."MBE

  46. Thank you Frank for a very inspiring message. I will stay anchored in the breastplate of Love. I struggle so much with not feeling love from others. So today I will batton down the hatches and drop the anchor of Love into the waters of Divine Mind.

    Thanks to all of the Daily Lift team and the wonderful and peaceful way the comments that are provided touch my soul.

  47. Is there a time when mortal thoughts and spiritual thoughts come together. What is the difference?

    From Frank Prinz-Wondollek:

    Mortal thoughts and spiritual thoughts can't come together. Mary Baker Eddy wrote in “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures” (page 300, line 13), "The temporal and unreal never touch the eternal and real. The mutable and imperfect never touch the immutable and perfect. The inharmonious and self-destructive never touch the harmonious and self-existent. These opposite qualities are the tares and wheat, which never really mingle, though (to mortal sight) they grow side by side until the harvest; then, Science separates the wheat from the tares, through the realization of God as ever present and of man as reflecting the divine likeness."

  48. Thank you Frank!
    and for all who share your insights here too, about being anchored in God.
    I loved the Boys Brigade song! #13 Anchored to the Rock! (Christ, Truth)

  49. Sending Love to Robin above (#45). I hope you can feel it, Now and Always....

    Thank you, Frank.

  50. Thank you for such a strong, clear, and inspiring divine message.

  51. A wonderful and much needed lift Frank. Thank you! Tobias, you hit the nail on the head for me -- "part of clean up when we awake from a nights sleep." When I awoke today, I really needed a clean up and Frank this was just the lift to anchor my thought in Truth and turn away from the turbulence of mesmerism. So, true that you can't have mortal thoughts and angel thoughts at the same time. Mrs. Eddy wrote:

    “Spirit and matter no more commingle than light and darkness. When one appears, the other disappears.” SH 281:4
    “Closed to error, it is open to Truth, and vice versa” (SH 15:3)

    For those who don't know Spanish, Nelly #23 shared a beautiful idea of "Anchoring produces a sensation in us of having arrived at port and gives us security because when we navigate and have found an agitated sea, even turbulent, anchoring gives us tranquility and one could even say gives us
    peace upon arriving at port. "Puerto" or port in Spanish also translates as refuge and haven. So we are not just anchored but are in our safe haven, our refuge.

    I love the metaphors various people used in their responses -- #13 anchor fastened to the Rock that cannot move #22 with the puppy fixed on you as its anchor, #24 "my hand in His hand and my feet tread in His footsteps" and others. The shared perspectives always bring such richness and dimension to the original daily lift. Thanks so much to everyone!

  52. Excellent message, thank you! We're not polarized, only secure in the teeming Universe of divine Mind, God.

  53. Thank you so much Frank. It is so important to remember that we are always "anchored in God" as you say.
    On page 470 in "Science and Health" Mary Baker Eddy explains the relationship between man and God as: "Man is the expression of God's being. If there ever was a moment when man did not express the divine perfection, then there was a moment when man did not express God, and consequently a time when Deity was unexpressed--that is, without entity." And her marginal heading for that paragraph reads, "Indestructible relationship". Isn't it just so joyful to see ourselves as part of God's "indestructible relationship"?

    Thank you lifters and the Daily Lift Team also.

  54. Thank you, Frank for this inspired message. I like the ideas shared here. They are a road map for today and all time.

  55. Thanks for a beautiful message of anchoring ourselves to God.

  56. SUPERB message and great metaphors
    HEALING & ERASING matter- based
    thoughts NOW completely!.
    Thank you ALL with LOVE & gratitude.

  57. Danke! Frank, gracias, thank you, arigato - What a powerful lift affirming our anchor with God. I'm vividly reminded of Scandinavian sailing weeks with my German friends. One late afternoon we sought to drop anchor in a small bay off the Norwegian coast, the seldom used anchor was not secured to the SEESTERN and disappeared overboard, and creativity that went into getting a diver who found the anchor was fascinating. In the midst of exquisite nature adventures, my various trips reinforce Spirit, God, and deepen understanding a stronger anchor hold in heavenly love abiding and no change my heart shall fear... Imagine what a wonderful guardian companion the puppy could be, as God is for us, all anchored with Father-Mother God to guide us through any challenging waters, and thank you all.
    ILove the sea hymn, translations, MBEddy and Bible citations shared to secure anchor with God.

  58. Sincere thanks; Our family are sailors and we know how important an anchor is, and now your reminder to be firmly anchored in God's Truth, and Love, peacefully, carol

  59. Love this message Frank! Stay anchored to God, good. Thanks!

  60. Excellent lift that resonates very well with Acts 17 :28 where we live,move and have our being in the Lord I.e we are anchored in Him. Thanks my fellow lifters and the team for excellent job. Continue with the good work.

  61. Iam a friend to the Christian Science and I look forward to the Daily Lifts. The Anchor with God is truth; love and spirit all in one. This thinking is important to mortal life. Ann Rowe

  62. This lift inspires me for several reasons.Someone,or group had compromised ("hacked") my e-mail account;and for a long period I were unable to receive my "daily lifts".....Today,this lift is the "first" which I have received in many weeks.How applicable to receive the "Anchor yourself to God"...

    Merci,thanks!!! Also,a special thank you to the wonderful staff of Christian Scientists who were able to correct the wrong with the "right"

  63. AWESOME!!

  64. Thank you very much Frank! To be anchored in God is to know that we are perfect, and that good is all around. Thanks again. This was very helpful.

  65. Thank you for sharing such an inspiring message. We are anchored to God and reside under the umbrella of Divine Love. Such complete protection, right?

  66. How encouraging -- Thank you!

  67. Thank you, Frank, and Lifter family for such soothing thoughts. In the turmoil that daily living seems to often bring, isn't it a lovely picture to be firmly anchored to God and safe in His being. We know how important that anchor is, but what it is attached to is our refuge. The lovely boat is a safe haven wrapped up all around us and protecting us from whatever lurks in those dark mortal waters that can seem so mesmerizing and present fear with imagining the unknown. To know that whatever is out there, we are still safe in our firmly anchored protection - steadfast with God's unfailing safety and presence. "Oh darkling sense, arise go hence, God able is!" Love it, love it, love it - thanks to all for the link to the Divine MInd as our anchor, not to what mortal thought may seem to see.

    Daily Lift Team:
    Quote words are from Hymn 160, "Satisfied" by Mary Baker Eddy.

  68. Yes Prinz, to be enchored in GOD is the one ting we must know. Thank you.

  69. Beautiful imagery of thought and truth. Thank you.

  70. Thank you for this supportive message.

  71. Remembering your words really helped me last night. So thanks. I lay awake picturing the anchor that held me secure. Sometimes I find these strong visual images we are offered in the Lifts are really helpful in remembering the message.

  72. STRONG AND POWERFU MEANING[ ; I love this .Reminder. Thank you Prtnz..

  73. Thank you, Frank, for this strengthening, comforting, and reassuring message.
    Also thanks to Peter Daniel #13, for the Hymn "Will Your Anchor Hold," unfamiliar to me until now. Here is a web address for anyone who wants to hear it:

  74. A belated thank you. Love this.

  75. Thank you so much Frank.

  76. You are right. We don't have to be anchored to the past and the tumultuous experiences we have had along the way. God is the only history and mortal mind is just a big old dream. God is good and evil is just a big bad dream that dissipates into thin air as the Truth shines upon it to reveal it's nothingness.
    Thank you for your clear and inspirational lift. It helped me out a lot.

  77. Thank you Frank for sharing this beautiful lift.

  78. Thank you, Frank, and thank you to Peter Daniel for that lovely poem. Thank you to all whose comments are so inspiring. I love our world-wide commentors for their thoughts, too.

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