Friday, March 4, 2011

Leaving a legacy

Legacy (noun): a gift of property, especially personal property, as money, by will; a bequest.

I'm sure everyone has heard of a legacy. Well I'm not talking about the legacy with the definition above. I'm talking about a legacy that God wants you to leave.

What kind of legacy would you want to leave? How would you want people to remember you? Would you want people to remember you by how good you played a sport? Or how you dressed? Or how about how you treated an individual?

I want people to remember me by how I loved kids and showed my love to others through Christ. It isn't easy to show love all the time but God says, "Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love." 1 John 4:7-8

God wants everyone to show love to everyone we come in contact with. Even if it is our enemy. Matthew 5:44 says "But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you."

So leave a legacy that God wants you to leave.

Monday, February 28, 2011


In the morning , O Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait in expectation.
Psalm 5:3

Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when men succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes.
Psalm 37:7

Yes, Lord, walking in the way of your laws, we wait for you; your name and renown are the desire of our hearts.
Isaiah 26:8

But if we hope for what we do not yet have, we wait for it patiently.
Romans 8:25

And so after waiting patiently, Abraham received what was promised.
Hebrews 6:15

So Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him.
Hebrews 9:28

Waiting...That's what most people are doing. They are waiting on something to happen in their lives so they will change for the better. Or maybe they are waiting on something that won't change them, but the will change people around them.

John Piper ( an evangelical Calvinist Christian preacher and author) wrote:
"We are like farmers. They plow the field and plant the seed and cut away weeds and scare away crows, but they do not make the crop grow. God does. He sends rain and sunshine and brings to maturity and hidden life of the seed. We have our part. But it is not coercive or controlling. And there will be times when the crops fail. Even then God has his ways of feeding the farmer and bringing him through a lean season. We must learn to wait for the Lord."

While we are waiting on God, he will do two things in the process: 1. He will stengthen us and 2. He will bless us.

I have learned a lot in my Bible Study that I have been taking for a few weeks. I have learned that God will fulfill everything you ask and He will bless you in mysterious ways. Even if it is through the smallest things.
I believe everyone has something they are waiting for. It may be something small, or something huge. But whatever it is, God will help you through while you wait.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

God is great

I have been doing this Bible study called "When Wallflowers Dance" by Angela Thomas.  It has made me realize how great God is. 

O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set you glory in the Heavens!
Psalm 8:1

Praise be to the Lord, to God our Savior, who bears our burdens.
Psalm 68:19

You alone are the Lord.  You made the heavens, even the highest heavens, and all their starry host, the earth and all that is on it, the seas and all that is in them. You give life to everything, and the multitudes of heaven worship you.
Nehemiah 9:6