The first entry of my blog, inspired by Pastor Larry’s sermon yesterday!

“So Joshua called together the twelve men he had appointed from the Israelites, one from each tribe, and said to them, “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 4:4-7)

Yesterday at CCFC, Pastor Larry continued his sermon series on the book of Joshua and talked about Joshua 3-4, which are about the Israelites beginning their journey into the Promised Land (finally!) by crossing the Jordan River. Larry focused a lot on the memorial that God instructed the Israelites to build, explaining that God knows how forgetful they/we are so he helps us deal with that by telling us to memorialize what he has done. As soon as Larry said “we should do the same,” I immediately thought of this untouched blog and how I’ve been meaning to document all of God’s amazing work in my life and those around me, and was all the more inspired when Larry mentioned journaling as his first example of how to memorialize what God has done.

So here I go with my first entry. I want to capture what God is doing in my life to declare his great work, and so that I can remember details and connections in stories of personal growth. I hope this blog is fruitful and something I stick to for a very long time!

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