Can't You See What the Lord Has Done?
Clay Harrington |
September 29, 2023
In Joshua 4, God instructed Joshua to select 12 men go into the Jordan when it was parted and gather 12 stones from the middle, carry them to the other side, and build an altar. This would be a sign to them and to future generations of what God had done.
God is leading the Israelites into the promised land after 40 years of wandering in the desert. Forty years of following with the hope of the promised land to come. As the Israelites crossed the Jordan, the promised land is still a guarantee that has not yet been fulfilled. This sign from God (the parting of the Jordan River) is a foretaste of what lies ahead, while also serving as a reminder of past fulfillment when God parted the Red Sea.
God knows our past, our present, and our future. How often have you seen him build your future on the foundations of the past, and use it to encourage you onward?
This exercise is primarily about remembering what God has done and the journey you and God have traveled together.
How have you seen God as a…
Ask God to highlight one or two of these to you. Spend time talking through how God showed up in your life. How did you see God move? What did you learn about God? How did God show his love for you?
If you have time and would like to extend this exercise. Take a rock and write a word on it to remind you of what God has done. Keep it as your own memory stone to God.
As you remember what God has done for you in the past, how can you apply His faithfulness in the future?