February 18, 2015

Today you should read: 1 Chronicles 7

What’s in a Legacy?

What is a legacy? It’s what we leave behind for our kids to follow. It’s the good and the bad things that people remember – that represent us in their minds.

What are you leaving behind for others to follow? Let me suggest a few ideas…

1. An obvious commitment to Christ.
The most important thing for others to see in us and remember us for is our commitment to God. Would those who know you best remember you for that? Are you genuinely committed to God above all else? Does it show? Don’t hide it – let your little light shine.

2. Evident disciplines.
A man once said – show me your checkbook and your calendar and I’ll tell you what matters the most to you. Do you take time daily to read God’s Word and to pray? Do you make a regular effort to share the Gospel with others around you? Are you serving faithfully? These disciplines reflect what you believe. We teach through what we do…

3. Love for people.
The Bible underscores the importance of our love for others in many places. This is evident in how we treat people, what we do for those less fortunate than us, and the way we treat our neighbors. How we feel inside shows on the outside.

4. A heart for the world.
God loves the world – all of it. Our investment in giving, going, and sending show our love for the world we live in. Leveraging our wealth to advance the Gospel to places that have not heard.

What’s your legacy look like? What will you be remembered for? The good news is – you can change that and affect the outcome starting today…

After all our hopes and dreams have come and gone
And our children sift through all we’ve left behind
May the clues that they discover and the memories they uncover
Become the light that leads them to the road we each must find

May all who come behind us find us faithful
May the fire of our devotion light their way
May the footprints that we leave
Lead them to believe
And the lives we live inspire them to obey
Oh may all who come behind us find us faithful

Posted by: Tim Parsons

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Author: cpclexington

Lexington & Richmond KY

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