A New Generation of Leaders
Who Begin With What God Has Said in His Word
Not all of us who are leaders get our experience living in the wilderness, but it was the children of Israel who had left the familiar surroundings of Egypt, its culture, its lifestyle, its food, and yes the enslaved condition for years in which they lived. They were traveling through the burning sands of the Wilderness. It would be in the wilderness that they would completely depend on God. Egypt was used for over 400 years as an incubator in the development of a covenant people that would be different from the rest of the nations. In the lives of the Egyptians and the nations God would show his unequal power, might, and sovereign purpose.
It is in the Wilderness of Paran that God instructed Moses to select twelve leaders representing every tribe to go and spy out the land He had promised to them, “a land of milk and honey.” The report of these leaders was mixed. Ten of the twelve saw an impossible task. The report reflected not the promise of God but their own inadequacies and fears. There were two other leaders, Joshua and Caleb, leaders who saw not only the blessings within the land but the faith to take the land.
A new Generation of Leaders must see beyond their fears and inadequacies and see the hand of God whose purpose will be achieved and whose power will not be defeated. Join with us on March 29, 10:00 am MST on our Blogtalk Radio program Breakfast Talk in our discussion of these two faithful leaders, Joshua and Caleb, who emerged as leaders for a new generation of followers.