Drew & Valerie Blackston
Anchor Movement was born out of the desire to reach others with message of Hope and Growth to a world that is drowning in oceans of hopelessness and swimming in rivers of confusion. In our own walk with God we have seen the faithfulness and goodness of our Creator in every area and trial that we have faced. We have seen death up close and personal, heartbreak that won't let you sleep, and uncertainty that drains a person of passion and desire for life. We've questioned our purpose, our destiny, and even our existence. Through it all, He has always been there. He was our Anchor when the storms blew in and the waves crashed on the shore of our lives. He was the rock that held during the hurricane. We felt like the disciples hollering at Jesus, asleep in our boat, "Lord, save us! Don't you care?" And he answered back, "You of little faith, why are you afraid?" He is this mighty Anchor that held us steady even when we felt like others had abandoned us. Through physical challenges and mental struggles, He is the Anchor that whispers "I will never leave you nor forsake you. I am the Lord your God." My God. Not their God, my friends God, or my parents God, but mine. It's personal. Where stories once held my faith, experiences have replaced that. Like Gideon said to the Lord, "Where are the miracles that we heard about from our fathers?" God said, "Go in this your might." Go in a new experience. Go in a deeper knowledge of Me and My goodness. Go. Two little letters with immense significance. How do we go? Where do we go? What happens when the paved turns into gravel and then dirt? What happens when the road is not clearly marked and we find ourselves questioning when we first started down this road? We have to keep moving.
You can't go without moving. Movement is essential to get from one place to the next. Jesus used movement to get from one city to the next. He used movement when he walked on the water in the midst of a mighty storm. He used movement to reach out his hand and heal the leper. He used movement when He carried His cross up Golgotha and He used movement when He walked out of the grave three days later. We are called to be anchored in Christ, but we are also called to move. God never intended for His message to stay on the inside or in our little circle. God called us to action. Anchor-Movement is that. We are Anchored to Jesus. His Word, His Life, His purpose is our Anchor. We are fixed in Him, but we are not idle. We are constantly moving and growing. Moving and growing closer to Christ in our personal relationship with Him and living this relationship out on a daily basis. We are not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, because it is the power of God that brings salvation. Biases do not keep us from the mission of the gospel. Preach the gospel to all people no matter their skin color, their culture, their nation, or their political background--all people. We are not ashamed of our God. It is through His goodness and mercy that we are saved and made whole and now we must go and tell the World. Our prayer is that God will use His message to make a lasting impact on the world around us. Not to us, but to His name be all the glory. We have this hope as an Anchor for our soul--hope that pushes towards movement---movement that brings salvation and deliverance. Let's go change the world.