Raise My Ebenezer?

comethoufountbestHere is a Wordle made up of phrases from the hymn Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing,” written in 1758 by Robert Robinson (click image to enlarge).  Did you ever wonder what it means to say “I raise my Ebenezer?” Our Pastor reminded us of this strange phrase in his message Sunday.  “Ebenezer” means “Stone of Help.”  Samuel set up a stone as a memorial to God for helping Israel battle against the Philistines.  The specific thing Samuel wanted to remember was this:  “Thus far has the LORD helped us”  (1 Samuel 7:12).  What a great truth to hang onto!  I have shared some of my methods for remembering what God has done for me in the past; how do you remember His dealings in your life?  What has God done for you thus far?

3 thoughts on “Raise My Ebenezer?

  1. buddy says:

    The time in my life I needed help the most was when I found myself lost and undone with no way to help myself.I was scared to death that I was going to die and go to hell and that is when the lord saved me.He set me on a rock and established my goings.He helped in a way nobody else could.

  2. diane says:

    I keep a gratitude journal. Everyday I write 5 things I’m thankful for. Some days its as simple as thank you for giving me this day, a single breath, etc.. Having a grafeful heart even in the midst of any storm helps me stay focused and after the storm has passed or some day I just want to reflect on the goodness of God I will revisit past journals and remember the specifics.

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