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Marking Our History

Posted: Monday, May 9

Pastor Ken Beach // Creatve Arts &amp; Executive Pastor

Pastor Ken Beach // Creatve Arts & Executive Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide:

1 Samuel 5:1-7:17
John 6:1-21
Psalm 106:13-31
Proverbs 14:32-33 


Verse of the day:

Samuel then took a large stone and placed it between the towns of Mizpah and Jeshanah. He named it Ebenezer (which means “the stone of help”), for he said, “Up to this point the Lord has helped us!” (1 Samuel 7:12)

It’s encouraging to see the hand of God’s mark left on important events in the lives of ancient saints. And to see how they set a memorial for all to see and remember God’s blessing on them. 



But what about today—in our lives? Wouldn’t it be profitable for us to see the hand of God leave its mark in our own lives—during an event where we too could set a stone of remembrance to mark His blessings?



We should be able to look at our own history and see it full of God—full of His goodness and truth. We should be able to see as much proof of His faithfulness and veracity as the lives of any of the saints who have gone before? And what about our children and their children? I, for one, want them to see markers throughout my life that clearly mark and point the way to Heaven and to a fuller, richer life here on earth.



Have you had no deliverances? Have you passed through no rivers supported by God’s Divine presence? Have you walked through no fires unharmed? Have you had no God moments? Again, it is an encouraging exercise to remember the various ways in which the grateful saints who have gone before, (and those who we cross paths with today), recorded their thankfulness, while pointing to God’s faithfulness. But it’s time for us to begin recording and marking our lives with the mighty acts of God as we experience them—setting up spiritual altars, (like stones), in His name—reflecting His mercies for all who see—while clearly making the path for our children to follow.