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We intentionally take time to remember and celebrate God’s faithfulness. Our past victories are vital for future success, and being used by God is a privilege and honor that we will never take for granted.
…take up each of you a stone upon his shoulder, according to the number of the tribes of the people of Israel, that this may be a sign among you….
Joshua 4:5–6 (ESV)
We intentionally take time to remember and celebrate God’s faithfulness because monuments don’t assemble themselves. Recording great things God has done to ensure we don’t forget doesn’t happen on its own. 12 men digging boulders out of a riverbed, carrying them to Gilgal, and stacking them up took work.
Monuments are about fighting our own forgetfulness.
Our past victories are vital for our future success. We don’t look back on God’s faithfulness in our lives simply for sentimentality. We look back as a launch pad to move forward. Monuments lose their purpose if they stop our forward progress. They build our faith in order to keep us following. They launch us further out because we are grounded on God’s faithfulness.
Being used by God is a privilege and honor that we will never take for granted. Entitlement is an intimacy-killer. The moment we begin to think that God owes us a blessing or He must be glad He got us, we are in trouble. Never take God’s grace for granted. He could use anyone and anything, and end up accomplishing the job much quicker and fast. But I for one, am so glad He chooses to use us!
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