This blog post is taken from my Seminar Notes, and it’s about intentionally doing things that will help you to remember what God has done for you.
In Exodus 13, Moses told the Israelites to eat unleavened bread as part of the passover celebration that was designed to help them remember how God had delivered them out of Egypt.
In Luke 19, Jesus told His followers to eat bread and drink wine as a way to remember that He died to pay for their sins.
And this idea of doing things to intentionally remind us of what the Lord has done for us isn’t limited to eating and drinking.
In Exodus 24, Moses built an altar with 12 memorial stones at the foot of the mountain where God had given him the laws to govern Israel.
And in Joshua 4, Joshua built a memorial with 12 stones from the Jordan river to remind future generations of what God had done for them.
And I know people who’ve picked up stones or shells or sand or pieces of wood as little memorials that could remind them of a particular “moment in time.”
And my friend, Terri, told me that she used to be really frustrated when she read about the fig tree that Jesus cursed… because it just didn’t seem fair to the fig tree.
But she then realized, that regardless of why Jesus cursed the fig tree, the dead tree probably served as some type of memorial or reminder to His disciples every time they walked past it.
And the point that I’m trying to make is that it’s good to intentionally “set up memorials” that’ll remind you of times that God did something special for you.