By: Jennifer Pepper
Today we want to set a precedence for the future. The Israelites followed ancient customs by setting up standing stones as a reminder of God’s covenant and supernatural acts on their behalf. These stones served as visible reminders of what the Lord had done in their lives, and allowed the stories to be passed down among the generations.
There are several examples of this practice in scripture. Jacob set up stone pillars at Bethel in order to remember his powerful dream, in which God reaffirmed his covenant with him (Genesis 28:18-21, 35:14-15).
Moses built twelve standing stones at the foot of Mount Sinai after receiving the Ten Commandments and other laws (Exodus 24:2-4).
The Israelites erected standing stones to remember their miraculous crossing of the Jordan River (Joshua 4:2-3, 8-9).
In my own life, there are figurative standing stones of remembrance. These are the stories I tell of times when the Lord provided for me and my husband. They remind me that the Lord is faithful, and encourage others that they can trust Him.
Today, take time to find your quiet place, and write down your own standing stones. Write out what the Lord has shown you through this week’s devotions. Write out how the Lord has been working in your life, and keep a record of how He is challenging you. Let this become a habit for you and your family. In this way you will be able to go back and see proof of His movement and faithfulness for years to come
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