Here I Place an Ebenezer
These are some rocks that are on the road near where my parents lived in Minnesota. I am not sure how long they have been there, but they have been there for a long time. These rocks were placed there intentionally and with purpose. I remember the first time that I noticed them when my kids were small. We even talked about them a couple of times and what they might mean. I have always believed that they represent someones Ebenezer. Ebenezer comes from a verse in the Bible:
1 Samuel 7:12 ~ Samuel took a large stone and placed it between the towns of Mizpah and Jeshanah He named it Ebenezer (which means "the stone of help"), for he said, "Up to this point the Lord has helps us!"
Ebenezer is a combination of two Hebrew words that literally mean, stone of help. I love that! Samuel set up this stone as a reminder of the Lord's help. It was a physical, in your face, reminder that God had not forgotten about them, he had helped them by protecting them from the Philistines. Do you have an Ebenezer? Something that reminds you of the love and mercy of Jesus? I actually have several things that are in and around my home that remind me of where I have been and where I know Jesus wants me to be. One of them is a stepping stone that my kids made me for mothers day one year, and another is a ring that I wear with Hebrew writing on it that represents the verse:
Ruth 1:16 ~ Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.
I know that I need a daily, sometimes hourly, reminder of who I am in Christ and where I know He wants me to be both in my personal life as well as business. Find something that reminds you of God's help in your life, something that will inspire you to take the next step, or make a decision based on faith rather than what the world is telling you. Sometimes we need a physical reminder in front of us that God is there and He already knows where we are going.
Go out and make your world beautiful!