These are the stages of the people of Israel, when they went out of the land of Egypt by their companies under the leadership of Moses and Aaron. Moses wrote down their starting places, stage by stage, by command of the LORD, and these are their stages according to their starting places. Numbers 33:1-2 ESV
Note that the Lord wanted the forty-year journey from Egypt to the edge of the Promised Land recorded. It was ‘by the command of the Lord’ that Moses wrote the many stages of Israel’s Exodus and their wanderings in the desert, finally arriving at the east side of the Jordan River. God thought it important to write down the history they were making.
Moses recorded the locations of their journey as well as the significant events. He wrote about passing through the Red Sea, camping at a beautiful oasis of multiple springs and palm trees, their lack of water at another location, the death of his brother, Aaron and the reactions of neighboring kings. All these details were saved as a reflection on their history and were life messages to be passed on to future generations.
Each of us is also on a journey that the Lord is directing. Too often we fail to appreciate what He has done or is doing in and through us. We are building life messages as we go that God intends for us to share with others. But too often we fail to record the details and over time they are forgotten.
Are you recording the details of your journey for your own self-reflection, your family and those you serve ? The journey the Lord has you on and His ministry to you is intended to platform you to minister to others.
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 ESV
Pay attention to the paths you walk. Record your journey and the lessons learned. Expect God to give you opportunity to share what He has taught you with others who are on similar journeys. Steward your life messages!!!
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