I have been reading about Moses in Deuteronomy. What a life this man led! He was on the face of the earth and saw God himself! He raised his staff and God parted the Red Sea and confronted Pharaoh and his hard heart. He struck a rock and enough water gushed out that it satisfied a whole nation of people! Yet after all of that he didn't enter the promise land on earth. The history book (the bible) shows us a man who although flawed had a calling of God on his life and fulfilled that calling at a great price. I have heard it said and want it to be said of me as well that, "Some men run after men; and some men run after God." Moses indeed ran after God. Even though Moses was hurt spiritually he still had a heart to please God. A few lessons that some of my friends remind me of Moses are that Moses constantly kept God in view, God was his constant companion. Moses sought to please God and was obedient and placed his trust in the great "I AM." As for me, Moses taught me that God can be trusted. We all are experiencing things in life that cause us to doubt. The scripture tells us to hold tightly to our faith and it will be rewarded. In Hebrews 11:6 it is written, And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him." Then in verse 24-28 it's written, "By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh's daughter. 25He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a short time. 26He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward. 27By faith he left Egypt, not fearing the king's anger; he persevered because he saw him who is invisible. 28By faith he kept the Passover and the sprinkling of blood, so that the destroyer of the firstborn would not touch the firstborn of Israel." We often times want the scars produced by faith as if they were a badge of honor, but rarely do we want to go through the life that actually produces the scars. By constantly keeping God in his view, Moses learned he could trust God. There's so much more but that is a good start. Howard's Helpful Hint: Centered people learn to live their lives trusting God.