Spiritual Markers Keep Victories Afresh
(inspired by the writings of Chris Tiegreen)
You recall in the Old Testament where the people of God marked places that represented great victory in their lives. Remember the altar Noah built after he and his household were delivered from the flood that overtook the earth (Genesis 8:20), or the altar Moses built at Rephidim after defeating the Amalekites (Exodus 17:15), or when Abram built an altar in Hebron after being blessed with land as far as he could see (Genesis 13:17-18)?
I don’t mind admitting that I sometimes—okay, more often than I’d like—whine and doubt God when I find myself in tough situations. I forget how He delivered me last year (or last month ) and act “brand new” when faced with fresh challenges and trials. Just for a moment, imagine how you feel when those you’ve supported act as though you’ve never been there for them. Now imagine the message we send to God when we don’t acknowledge His workings in our lives when we whine and complain about our current state.
Tye Tribett sings a gospel song I love entitled, “If He Did It Before”. The lyrics read, “If He did it before, He can do it again. Same God right now, same God back then.” Let’s recall to mind and keep a written marker or record of God’s victories in our lives. Let’s not only write them on the tablets of our hearts but also keep a log that we can reference from time to time, and especially when we’re going through.
When we create markers of God’s dealings in our lives and review them daily, we forever remember and celebrate His faithfulness toward us.
If He did it before, He can do it again!
Love You All to Life!!