day 2764: Marking Milestones

“On the seventh day you must explain to your children, ‘I am celebrating what the Lord did for me when I left Egypt

Too many times we set our plans but we walk away from the meeting or the discussion and we don’t nail down our milestones.  Milestones are important if we are going to move from where we are, to where we ultimately want to be.  We don’t just decide we are going to go someplace that is going to take a week to get there and ignore when and where we are going to stop along the way.  We can’t forget that progress is built upon one step at a time and knowing where we are at all times.  Milestones are key to that progress.  Attention can be drawn to them, they can be celebrated and they can be remembered so that we see the forward movement that we have made.

Sometimes in life we have to look back to see how far we have come.  God told the Israelites that they must celebrate the day they were released from the Egyptians rule, and beyond that, they must pass that down from generation to generation so it is never forgotten.  God needs us to also remember to celebrate the time that He released us from bondage and then mark that day for not only us, but for those who we affect around us.

Reference: Exodus 13:8 (New Living Translation)