A Prayer to Bear in mind His Faithfulness
By Ashley Moore
“We will use these stones to build a memorial. In the potential your little ones will talk to you, ‘What do these stones mean?’ Then you can explain to them, ‘They remind us that the Jordan River stopped flowing when the Ark of the LORD’s Covenant went across.’ These stones will stand as a memorial amid the individuals of Israel permanently.” – Joshua 4:6-7, NLT
The hand of God was undeniable when we acquired the land in which our loved ones now resides. I required our young children to improve up with a consistent reminder of God’s faithfulness and provision. Have you ever set up a memorial to recall God’s faithfulness? A close friend of ours received a tattoo with the amount of stripes that Jesus got when He went to the cross to remind him of the sacrifice of our Savior. 1 writer I know keeps a running listing of things she is thankful for to quickly remember God’s faithfulness. My husband and I set up a stack of stones at the finish of our driveway so that when our young children and potential grandchildren asked about them, we could retell the story of God’s provision.
When God instructed Joshua, the nation of Israel’s leader, to get stones from the river to stack as a memorial, He required the persons to have a visual reminder of His previous faithfulness. God required the people today to have a way to endure their existing and foreseeable future struggles dependent on His character and not their feelings. And God realized that His men and women would forget if they didn’t have some reminder. And we, far too, are forgetful persons.
- We fail to remember in which we set our keys.
- We overlook the options we manufactured for evening meal with the neighbor.
- And we ignore the thousands of strategies God has been trustworthy to us.
We will not want to lose our keys, so we only dangle them in a particular place at property. We would loathe to stand up our good friends unintentionally, so we set a reminder in our calendars about evening meal. And simply because our connection with God is critical and critical to us, we need to memorialize His faithfulness.
So perhaps you want to stack stones, set marbles in a jar, or produce reminders for your self. Regardless of what you do, never ever forget about how trustworthy God is, has been, and will be to you in the upcoming. And each individual option you have, share why you established all those reminders up with these all around you much too! Could none of us neglect to memorialize His faithfulness.
We thank you for your faithfulness. Scripture tells us You are trustworthy from a single generation to the next (Psalm 119:90). We see Your faithfulness to the Israelites, Gentiles, foreigners, and the men and women and nations alive right now. Thank You for the practical ways You instruct us to remind ourselves of who You are and what You’ve got completed for us. Lord, forgive us for forgetting all the several means You have occur as a result of for us time and time once again. And Lord, forgive us for getting entitled to Your goodness and grace. Lord, we praise You for Your never ever-ending mercy and that Your Term under no circumstances fails (Luke 1:37).
Thank You that You never ever depart or abandon us, and You sealed us for eternity with You by offering us Your Spirit (Hebrews 13:5 Ephesians 1:13-14). Lord, thank You for the visual reminder of Your supreme act of faithfulness to us on the cross. God, if You can expect to do that for Your undeserving young children, will You not be faithful to care for our lesser desires? You are good, only great, and constantly very good. Would You support us discover inventive and sensible ways to bear in mind Your faithfulness? And would You give us the boldness to speak about Your faithfulness out loud to all who see our memorials and inquire about their meaning? Lord, enable us to carry it up even if they will not inquire. Jesus, get ready the hearts of individuals with whom we will have these discussions to be receptive to Your goodness. In Jesus’ title, Amen.
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Ashley Moore is a author and host of be the two™podcast. She is acknowledged for her relatability and for passionately creating and speaking about psychological, psychological, and relational health and fitness from a biblical worldview. She has prepared for Kingdom Edge Journal, Guideposts, Crosswalk, The Secret Location, enLIVEn, The Effervescent Brook and far more. If Ashley isn’t really producing, you can come across her with her husband, 3 small children, and two floppy-eared Goldens on their south Georgia farmland. The ideal way to hook up with Ashley is to get a free devotional or Bible study and be part of her publication at totally free.ashleynicolemoore.com.
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