God has done many miracles in my life, but to be honest, I’m sure I don’t remember each of them. Today I was reminded of a word that the Lord gave me when I was first stepping out to pioneer Unearthing Destinies. Reading it again refreshed my vision and reminded me that He is at work in women’s lives. We humans tend to be forgetful. Reminders are important to us. We set alarms, have calendars, and ask others to remind us in case we forget. One of the most memorable sermons I heard growing up was on “Memorials to the Lord”. Memorials to the Lord are reminders of what God has done or promised. They can be photos, videos, books, pieces of art, buildings, piles of rocks or anything else that say’s “He is faithful and true”.
Remembering what He has done in the past brings comfort and assurance that we can continue to trust Him with our future. There’s always unknowns, but what we know for sure is that if He’s been faithful in the past, He will remain that way in the future. Over and over in the Old Testament God instructed His people to remember; our maker knows us well. He knows that if we don’t have reminders we often forget the great things He has done. Not remembering cripples our ability to trust Him for greater things to come.
What are the great things God has done in your life? When have you seen His hand at work? Do you have reminders of what He has done and promised?
“4 So Joshua called together the twelve men he had appointed from the Israelites, one from each tribe, 5 and said to them, “Go over before the ark of the LORD your God into the middle of the Jordan. Each of you is to take up a stone on his shoulder, according to the number of the tribes of the Israelites, 6 to serve as a sign among you. In the future, when your children ask you, ‘What do these stones mean?’ 7 tell them that the flow of the Jordan was cut off before the ark of the covenant of the LORD. When it crossed the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut off. These stones are to be a memorial to the people of Israel forever.”
Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank you for your constant hand of protection and provision in my life. Please help me to always remember the mighty things you have done.