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Saturday, January 22, 2011

Leaving Your Legacy

My wife's grandmother passed away this week and the service was today. Ina Bowlin was a woman who was a pillar of faith to her family and many others including my life. She was an encouragement to me and as I saw her overcome trials and adversities it strengthened my faith. The legacy she left was an eternal legacy of faith, hope in the lives of others, and most of all love. Faith. Hope. Love. It has made me think about the legacy that I want to leave. What do I want to be remembered for? What kind of person? What kind of memories? Then I've thought, do we think enough about the legacy we are leaving? Should we think about our legacy more? I know I need to be doing so and am inspired to strive to do so. A legacy of faith, hope, love. Imagine what kind of world we would live in if every believer strived to leave that kind of legacy? How the church would be if we focused our efforts on those three things. Faith. Hope. Love. So, what legacy my friends do you want to leave? What are you doing to leave that kind of legacy behind?

What do you think?
Share your thoughts.

12 Comments:

Blogger Kansas Bob said...

Please convey my sympathies to your wife and her family. Your post caused me to think about what a dying man once said:

"The most important thing in life is to learn how to give out love, and to let it come in."

More quotes from him here.

7:45 PM  
Blogger preacherman said...

Thank you very much...I will pass on your sympathies. I love your quotes. Powerful!

9:08 PM  
Blogger Paul G said...

If the Church would focus on faith, hope and love, then we would become lukewarm and be good for nothing.

I have seen people that bung on that 'lovi-dovi' stuff, called love and when you rattle that cage or fa├žade then that love turns to venom.

Love that is produced by our own effort is unacceptable to the Lord; since every adulterer loves the adulteress and every liar, murderer and thief etc. they all have hope and faith too. So what would that profit us?

A better way is to turn to Jesus Christ with all our heart so that Jesus might be manifested in our bodies, since God is LOVE and Jesus is God and apart from Jesus there is no love except the love of this world, which is not acceptable to the Lord.

The best legacy for any man of God is to leave Christ's legacy.

Also my sympathies to your wife's family, I'm sure her grandmother reached a ripe old age and for her it is better to be with the Lord than to stay in this rotten world.
Regards
Paul

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Blogger jel said...

I'm sympathies go out to your wife and family too.

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