Sunday, July 20, 2014

LEGACIES

My dear friend lost their sweet mother recently.  They told me this about her,


"Her Bible was her testimony and all she wrote in it
and the prayers she sent up for so many.
A true prayer warrior!"



Their mother was also a friend of another dear friend.  This friend when asking me to pray for this family said this about her,



"One of my most favorite little ladies in the world.."





What a WONDERFUL LEGACY!


How I wish I could explain the intricacies of God's revelations to me. This one
included. 



I was put on the track this week of writing my last will and testament by an email I received. Premature?--we never know--only The Father knows our exact number of days. As evidenced by the tragic loss of a young mother in Ruston last night, we need to be prepared.


The scripture I read today while reading through Paul's letters addressed this very same thing. Co-incidences--I think not - -I believe in God-incidences---His works can be complex and intriguing --as He reveals His truths to us.
II Corinthians chapters 4 & 5 are filled with profound truths which God chose to inscribe upon my heart.






All this began the process of mulling over the question of the legacy I will leave someday. Material inheritances--are certainly great---but fleeting---never lasting.The only lasting legacy is intertwined with the relationships we have. I began thinking of my loved ones and the legacy they left. Sadly some legacies were shallow at best.  



What will be my legacy? My perception of truth is not the same as those I love and call family and friends. Will my life leave a legacy pointing to The Truth? What will be said when I leave this realm and travel to the next?  Time to self-evaluate based upon the truths contained in The Word. As I live out my final chapters---I am praying redemption will shine through as my lasting legacy--I pray my final portrait will show God's redemption of my brokenness-His  all encompassing love, and faithful provision as He walked by my side, with abundant and sufficient grace which showered over me day after day,  A legacy of being His Beloved and He being My All in All.

"So we make it our goal to please Him,
whether we are at home in the body,
or away from it."

II Corinthians 5:9

4 comments:

  1. Keeping your friends in prayer..legacy..I don't know..I often wonder about that..we have last wills/testaments as well. I once had a lady ask me why I mark up my Bible. I highlight the verses as I read them and take notes..didn't realize I was "marking" up my Bible. Great questions/post to ponder on. Blessings

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  2. OH Linda, my Bible is full of marks/underlines/words I wrote---I LOVE going back and looking at them. Hopefully my legacy will not be the family gene for OCD!

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  3. Hi Lulu! I don't think it's too early to write a will, I think it's a good idea.
    Legacy...I was just talking to my friend about this. She seemed to know what each of her kids would say about her. I'm really not sure at all about mine. I hope my faith has inspired them. I love the way you worded living our your final chapters. We don't know how long we'll be here, so any of us could be on our final few pages.
    I guess all I can do is keep trying. Keep reflecting on his word, and helping his people. We can only pray that it's enough. I am very comforted by the fact that he is a Father!

    Blessings,
    Ceil

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    1. I have NO idea what my three would say, Ceil. Occasionally they give me glimpses of how they have laughed at/about me---but my legacy--I am NOT sure!
      Blessings, Friend!

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