9 Joshua also set up another pile of twelve stones in the middle of the Jordan, at the place where the priests who carried the Ark of the Covenant were standing. And they are there to this day. Joshua 4:9
I’ve been noticing lately in reading the Old Testement how many times God’s people piled up rocks to commemorate something great that God did. God saved us from our enemies…”time to pile up some rocks to remember”. God parted the Jordan river so we could walk across on dry land… “let’s make a pile of rocks in the middle of the river so we can remember how they got there.” God spoke to us here…”time to start gathering the rocks”. Even though rock piles must have been difficult to mow around, it still must have been amazing to be constantly reminded of the miracles God had done in the past by “rock pile memorials” their ancestors left behind.
I think we need to make more “rock piles” to remember the great things God has done for us in the past. Things that remind us of the unmistakable presence of God here on earth. Just yesterday something reminded me of all of the incredible ways that God has protected and blessed our family over the years. I had to stop and thank him…remember crisis’ averted…”impossible” situations made possible…prayers answered…acts of kindness and mercy that were often completely undeserved.
So what are some “rock pile” things God has done for you? “Game changer” moments in your life when God “showed up” and saved the day. Take some time to remember those things today…maybe build a few “rock piles” of your own…
4 Always be full of joy in the Lord. I say it again—rejoice! 5 Let everyone see that you are considerate in all you do. Remember, the Lord is coming soon. 6 Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. 7 Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:4-7