Chapter Five - Make A Path; Leave A Trail

them revolt against their own freedom, against God, and die in the desert. In spite of such overwhelming odds, constant life-and-death conflict, he survived being in the presence of God; he saw God’s commands crumble and rebuild.

Moses was one of the greatest leaders the world has ever seen, yet he was a very humble man. He went from riches to rags for the sake of God’s destiny and purpose in his life, which was rooted in God’s calling. He woke up each day with purpose, finding meaning in all the circumstances God had for him. God showed His way to Moses. He made known His ways to Moses… (Ps 103:7).

Moses blazed a unique path but left a trail for Joshua to follow. They were both following God’s call on their lives. Moses was 120 years old when he died. His eyes were not dimmed nor his natural vigor diminished (De 34:7). Joshua was full of the spirit of wisdom, for Moses had laid his hands on him… (De 34:9). Joshua was Moses’ personal attendant throughout the 40 years in the wilderness. He was with Moses on the mount and was one of the 12 spies sent out by Moses to scout out the land of Canaan. Like Moses, Joshua trusted and prayed to God. What an incomparable example of divine mentoring!

Love precludes unique. Understanding how much Jesus loves you gives you the courage to be yourself. Moses and Joshua knew how much God loved them. Joy and I love God immensely. Our love and enjoyment of Him is probably our greatest common bond. We had this in common before we met, and God knew this, of course.

What is your God concept? Our God concept is rooted in our internalized thoughts and feelings about our earthly father. If we have a good and healthy relationship with our earthly father, we likely will have good feelings about our heavenly Father. If we experienced an unhealthy, negative or non-existent relationship with our earthly father, we probably will have a

2:25 pm