“A good man leaves an inheritance.”
Pr 13:22 NIV
What Will You Leave Behind?
Paul probably didn’t leave any money or real estate when he died, but he did leave a legacy—a superior one! His legacy was his writings, those he won to Christ, those he mentored, and his enduring influence. Every day your life touches other lives in unseen ways. You don’t have to know someone personally in order to experience the blessing of their legacy. Like walking into an empty room and catching a whiff of someone’s perfume, your impact can continue to be felt long after you’re gone. Usually we associate legacies with dying, and we don’t particularly like the topic. Or we assume since our legacy won’t be revealed for years, we don’t need to start investing in it now. In some cases we feel like we’ve little or no control over what we leave behind anyway. Not so: “A good man leaves an inheritance.” What will yours be? More importantly, what’s it going to cost you? Since the best gifts aren’t always handed down in your will, why not try for something more meaningful—something that points to who you were? It’s one thing to measure success by the money in your bank account, the size of your real estate holdings, and the value of your stock portfolio. It’s entirely another to measure it by intangibles like being a faithful marriage partner, raising great kids, building God’s kingdom, and leaving your light burning brightly when you go. All great legacies come with a price tag. To move beyond mediocrity, you must invest every day in the accounts of those who follow you!
YOU ARE ON THE PATH of My choosing. There is no randomness about your life. Here and Now comprise the coordinates of your daily life. Most people let their moments slip through their fingers, half-lived. They avoid the present by worrying about the future or longing for a better time and place. They forget that they are creatures who are subject to the limitations of time and space. They forget their Creator, who walks with them only in the present.
Every moment is alive with My glorious Presence, to those whose hearts are intimately connected with Mine. As you give yourself more and more to a life of constant communion with Me, you will find that you simply have no time for worry. Thus, you are freed to let My Spirit direct your steps, enabling you to walk along the path of Peace .
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. ~Philippians 4:6
You will keep in perfect peace
those whose minds are steadfast,
because they trust in You. ~Isaiah 26:3
Happy New Month to you all. It’s May already. God has been good. I was blessed by this word from my devotion today, so i wanted to share it. I hope you too are blessed. There is no randomness in our lives. God has fixed the puzzles in our lives. It’s not in our hands to figure our what the future holds for us because God has it planned. The scripture reminds us that in Luke 12: 25-26 “Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?” Sadly, I can relate because as much as I don’t want to worry, I constantly find myself worrying. My mind is always on think mode. If I choose this, where would it lead me? Consistent thoughts of the future prevents us from actually living and enjoying the present. Blessings, favor & more goodness in this new month. May God help us all in our endeavors and in all things. Stay blessed. 🙂