Friday, April 06, 2012

Spiritual Markers

There are some great benefits of getting older, one of which is that a person can look back on life with perspective. I have recently began a project of noting the spiritual markers in my life. When Jacob, Abram and several other Old Testament people had a strong encounter with God, they did something to "mark" the event. Often they put together piles of stones. God told the Israelites to make Passover a spiritual marker for the purpose of remembrance.

I have quite a few events that I will never forget because of God's great entrance into a moment or period in my life. I am getting quite a list and it is turning into quite a writing project. God has on occasion entered my consciousness with his voice (in my head), other people, nature, and even through illness. (Jacob's wrestling with God left him with a limp. Me, too.)

I notice that my first few markers are years apart, but as I have tuned my spiritual ear to the voice/movement of God, they happen with more frequency.

I am ultimately looking at how each marker is actually a sign post for where I am to go and what I am to do next. I can see direction in my life in a new sense.

How about you? Where are you going?