Joshua 4: Memorial Stones

Joshua 4:7, “you should tell them, ‘the water of the Jordan was cut off in front of the ark of the Lord’s covenant. When it crossed the Jordan, the Jordan’s water was cut off.’ Therefore these stones will always be a memorial for the Israelites’ “.

Yesterday we talked about how easy it was to forget God’s power and all He has done. Today we will look at how the people of Israel remembered the miracle God performed. The Lord told Joshua to choose one man from each of the 12 tribes. Each man was to choose a stone from the middle of the Jordan and carry it to where they were going to camp that night. They were to set up the 12 stones, as a memorial for the miracle of crossing on dry ground. They were instructed to pass this mighty work of God onto the next generation. “And he said to the Israelites, ‘In the future, when your children ask their fathers, ‘What is the meaning of these stones?’ you should tell your children, ‘Israel crossed the Jordan on dry ground’ For the Lord your God dries up the water of the Jordan before you until you had crossed over, just as the Lord your God did to the Red Sea, which he dried up before us until we had crossed over. This is so that all the peoples of the earth may know that the Lord’s hand is mighty, and so that you may always fear the Lord your God” (Joshua 4: 21-24 CSB).

How do you remember the things God has done for you? What do you use as memorial stones? I enjoy journaling, and I have a journal for writing in when reading God’s Word. I have also kept a prayer journal. I also have a bulletin board in my Prayer Closet that I keep index cards on with each request. I keep them up until they are answered, then I write the date and how God answered that prayer. I keep the index cards in a box so I can go back and revisit them. I hope this blessed you today! Leave me a comment and share how you remember God’s mighty hand, or how you plan to moving forward! Thank you!

8 thoughts on “Joshua 4: Memorial Stones

  1. I write down my prayer requests too. Keeping a record of Godโ€™s faithfulness will help keep us strong. It also helps to discuss these things with the younger generation. I love it when my mom and other older family members discuss my grandparents and their faith in God. Wonderful post Crystal! ๐Ÿค—

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  2. I love that index card idea!
    I used to write more in journals, and I still have them. But the Lord has me writing more directly on my blog now, and I tend to revisit it more often because readers will comment (like I’m doing right now! Lol) quite a while later, and I have to read it over again to remember exactly what it was that God taught me before I can respond to their comment! ๐Ÿ˜

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