Seth McRae, C3 Vancouver Campus Pastor
MEMENTUM: The momentum found through the mementos of God’s faithfulness in our lives.
“The people crossed the Jordan on the tenth day of the first month. Then they camped at Gilgal, just east of Jericho. It was there at Gilgal that Joshua piled up the twelve stones taken from the Jordan River.
Then Joshua said to the Israelites, “In the future your children will ask, ‘What do these stones mean?’ Then you can tell them, ‘This is where the Israelites crossed the Jordan on dry ground.’ For the Lord your God dried up the river right before your eyes, and he kept it dry until you were all across, just as he did at the Red Sea when he dried it up until we had all crossed over. He did this so all the nations of the earth might know that the Lord’s hand is powerful, and so you might fear the Lord your God forever.” Joshua 4:19-24
The Israelites thought they were building a monument to the past, yet in reality they were laying a foundation for the future. See Joshua knew that the faith necessary to face the challenges that awaited them in the mountains would be found in remembering God’s faithfulness in the valleys.
What challenges are you facing today?
What mountains in your life do you wish you had the faith to move?
See if this story teaches us anything it’s that faith is less the cause of God’s move in our lives as much as it is the result of it. That a unstoppable faith is built on the stones of God’s faithfulness. In other words, it’s just taking the time to remember, reflect, and celebrate those God moments in our life. It’s taking the time to put as much focus on what He has done in our yesterday as we do the things we need to get done in our today.
Reflection: Identify three huge mementos/ moments of God’s faithfulness in your life?
Identify a recent memento/moment of God’s faithfulness…where He showed up big in your life over the past month?
Prayer Focus: Take time to simply focus on God’s faithfulness in your life.
Bible Reading: Joshua 3 & 4