250 times in the Bible, we find the word “remember.” I think God is trying to tell us something.
In Joshua, chapter 4, we have a great story of God coming to the children of Israel to take 12 stones from the river Jordan and setting them up as memorial stones.
All of us need to be reminded of what God has done in our lives. Memories can be inspirational and educational.
Memories can also be a rally cry to face the future with boldness.
In Joshua, chapter 3, God had opened the Jordan River and brought the people safely across into the Promise Land. They took 12 stones from the river bed and set up a memorial.
The stones were a reminder that their old lives were gone – dead – buried and they were now to walk in newness of life. That first stone was a stone of new beginnings – a stone to signify a fresh start.
We all need that stone. My first stone of new beginnings was July 28, 1985, 28 years ago.
These stones were there to remind the people of God’s power and provision. They were there to remind them of the faithfulness of God. They were also a source of inspiration. They reminded the people that God always kept His promises.
We tend to forget that, we have very bad memories. Don’t forget that the God who delivered you 10 years ago is the same God who can take care of you today!
Why are you fretting now?
Why do you act like the world is falling apart?
Have you forgotten so easily how good God has been to you?
Don’t you remember how He has come through for you so many times?
How is your memory?