Deuteronomy 4:9 (New Living Translation)
9 “But watch out! Be careful never to forget what you yourself have seen. Do not let these memories escape from your mind as long as you live! And be sure to pass them on to your children and grandchildren.
In the past couple of days as the tears are flowing and I am packing up our lives to take the long journey to England, this verse has been constantly on my mind. In moments when I feel overwhelmed and basically freaked out, I feel the peace of God saying… Do not forget what I have already done!
With that said, I must be honest and admit my heartache. I have had the honor of being friends with some of the most fantastic Christian women I have ever met. These women have encouraged me, counseled me, held me to accountability, taught me, and inspired me. Walking away will definitely be really hard. Girls all of you have played a role into what God is trying to shape me into. I have also had the privelege of sitting under the teachings of very wise men with sound doctrine and humble hearts who wish only to bring Glory to Christ. These men have pushed me into knowing my Father more. They have been willing vessels and allowed God to use them in a mighty way in my life.
Last night at a Ladies Conference, I was reminded of the “stone of remembrance”. I pray that I will never forget what I have seen my God do here in the place. I pray that as he continues this work he has begun in me, I will always see my time here as a time when the foundation was layed and where I fell in love with my Jesus.
So today I think on my Ebenezer. My stone of help my Rock and I know that where my Savior leadeth he will indeed prepare.
Samuel took a large stone and placed it between the towns of Mizpah and Jeshanah. He named it Ebenezer—”the stone of help”—for he said, “Up to this point the Lord has helped us!” —1 Samuel 7:12, NLT
Here I raise mine Ebenezer;
hither by thy help I’m come;
and I hope, by thy good pleasure,
safely to arrive at home.
Jesus sought me when a stranger,
wandering from the fold of God;
he, to rescue me from danger,
interposed his precious blood. —Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing