I love this reminder in Psalm 25:6 (The Message): Mark the milestones of your mercy and love, God; rebuild the ancient landmarks!
Landmarks are great ways to recall times of the past. Last summer our family took a trip to Washington D.C. We were surrounded by so many landmarks…so many milestones of what it took for America to be what it is today.
The same can be said of our spiritual journey. Along the way we have established landmarks, moments in which the future of who we would become have been set in place. There are milestones in which we see the hand of God so clearly, all of the times He has bestowed on us His mercy and love.
I find this to be a great way to get out of a spiritual funk. Ever have one of those? You feel disconnected from God, unable to pray, reading the Bible is like peeling wallpaper and you don’t even feel like going to church. Most of us wouldn’t admit to ever feeling this way but I am willing to. Yes, I have had those moments in my life.
But when I get into one of those ruts, I find the best way out is to recall the milestones in my spiritual journey. I might think back to the day I asked Jesus into my heart, or when my husband came into a relationship with the Lord. I think of the times Jesus has healed someone in my family, or has directed me to go a certain way.
In the midst of our pain or struggles, we sometimes forget all the wonderful things that God has done. We forget that He has taken terrible moments in time and managed to turn them around into something beautiful.
Remember the milestones in your spiritual journey. It just may be what you need to keep pressing on.