Read: Genesis 28:18
If ever there is a place in the Bible where visual reminders have a history, that is the southern town of Beersheba on the boundary of the Negev desert.
Abraham planted a tamarisk tree in Beersheba, as he called on the name of the Lord after the treatise with Abimelech (Genesis 21:33-34). Again, in Beersheba, God appeared to Isaac who built an altar of stones a visual reminder of that remarkable encounter (Genesis 26:25).
And in Genesis 28, we have the story of the third generation of patriarchs in Beersheba. Notice some key elements in the story:
What can you learn from this story?
Hopefully you have also set out on a journey of obedience as you work on your character. Hopefully you have also met God who has led you to select a virtue to work on. This is an important moment and place, and your visual reminder will mark the event and remind you of your oath to pursue virtue.
A prayer: Lord, I have been in an awesome place where you have met me and led my steps to consider where I can grow in virtue. Here is my little pile of stones, my visual reminder. It may seem silly and small, but may it be a reference point for me.