Physical Markers of Spiritual Encounters
There are many instances of people in the Old Testament builing alters after they had an encounter with God. These are examples of physical markers.
The altars and stones became opportunities to teach about God.
God has plans for our lives and to accomplish His purposes He will prepare us by guiding us through life, by developing our character and growing through life lessons and spiritual growth. Each step along the way can be thought of as a stepping stone along a path. As we come to the next stone we are focused on that single step, but God sees the whole path.
Jeremiah 1:5 "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations."
Spiritual markers are like those stepping stones, it identifies a time of trnasition, decisions, or directions where you clearly know that God was guiding you. As you come to know these spiritual markers you can confidently take the next step when you are faced with new decisions or a new direction for your life. The spiritual markers show you what directions God has been leading you, so that when faced with a decision you will know which option is the mopst consistent with His path.