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How will they remember me?
Did I choose to love?
Did I point to You enough
To make a mark on things
I want to leave an offering
A child of mercy and grace
Who blessed Your name unapologetically
And leave that kind of legacy
Such a beautiful song and great words that we should all ponder. And I love this quote from an article Jim Burns wrote on CBN. He talks about leaving a legacy of memories, faith, life, and love. When he talks about leaving a legacy of faith, he says:
"The greatest legacy you can leave your grandchildren is the gift of faith. Model your faith to your grandkids, letting them see what the Christian life looks like in real life. Talk about what faith in Jesus Christ means to you. Engage your grandchildren in discussion about spiritual issues. If you’ve been a believer for a long time, express to your grandchildren the ways your faith has changed, been challenged and has deepened over the years. Throughout the years, as your grandchildren mature in faith, they will develop an increasing gratitude of the heritage of faith that you have contributed!"
To see the entire article, click here. I know the above things are what I share with my girls. They know my past. They know how God has changed me and that I continue to be a "work in progress." They have experienced some of the challenges with us and seen us lean on our faith and give Him all of the glory. They too have had to rely on their own faith to get them through some of our recent family struggles. We talk about spiritual issues daily because living for Christ and following Him daily is why we are here.
Luke 9:23 "Then He said to them all: 'Whoever wants to be My disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow Me."
So, how will my family remember me? Will they remember that I loved the Lord God with all of my heart, soul, strength, and mind? Did I point to Him enough each day? Did I share Him with others? Did I bless His name unapologetically? How about you? How will your family answer those questions about you? How will you be remembered?
Psalm 112:1-2 (NLT) "Praise the Lord! How joyful are those who fear the Lord and delight in obeying His commands. Their children will be successful everywhere; an entire generation of godly people will be blessed."