WEEK 10: Build Altars
“… Go over before the ark of the Lord your God into the middle of the Jordan. Each of you is to take up a stone on his shoulder, according to the number of the tribes of the Israelites, to serve as a sign among you. In the future, when your children ask you, ‘What do these stones mean?’ tell them that the flow of the Jordan was cut off before the ark of the covenant of the Lord. When it crossed the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut off. These stones are to be a memorial to the people of Israel forever.” (Joshua 4:5-7, NIV)
While writing this series of devotions, I called into memory things that have happened to me from which I’ve learnt a spiritual lesson.
At first, it seemed like a daunting task to write ten devotions, but after the first one, I realised that I merely had to revisit the ‘altars’ I’ve built along the way in my walk with the Lord.
It was then that I realised how important these altars are. We need to remember the lessons, the answered prayers, the trials and the victories – it all contributes to a growing faith.
There are few better ways to overcome when circumstances threaten to destroy us than revisiting those altars where God has come through for us – where He taught us, embraced us, gave us victory and showed us grace.
It’s when we remember that we praise God for He is!