Webster defines Momentum as: " strength or force gained by motion or through the development of events".
Have you ever been somewhere that seemed to have a strong positive momentum?
Recently I attended a leadership training seminar at a large church. One of the things that really impressed me was the positive momentum they had going; there were so many volunteers who attended that church who were present, wanting to increase their skills. The prevalent attitude that was so strong it was almost palpable was that of a gee-we-Get-to-serve-God-and-be-involved-in-His-work. This has got me to thinking about ways to facilitate that type of momentum.
Then yesterday, when I read Joyce's post Don't Be A Scrooge, Raise Your Ebenezer, on the heels of David's and Tony C's Memorial Days posts, it's got me to thinking about the role remembering, and formal remembrances, play in producing a positive momentum.
The Bible is filled with examples of ways to remember. In Exodus 12:1-30 we've got the start of the celebration that is now referred to as Passover, when God directed Israel to celebrate to commemorate when God led His people out of captivity in Egypt. In Joshua 3-4:20 we've got the account where God allows the children of Israel to cross over the Jordan River and it becomes dry for them to make their way into the promised land; so they set up stones as a monument so they will remember the great thing God did for them. In Luke 22:13-20 we've got Jesus declaring to His followers during passover, a new commemoration of eating the bread and drinking the wine to remember His body and blood that would be sacrificed for all of us.
So remembering, formal commemorations and remembrances, can increase our faith and facilitate positive momentum.
So, my question for you is, what are some specific ways that you commemorate the things God has done for you?
I'm really interested in what you have to say because I want to increase the ways I can do this.