Saturday, August 10, 2013

A Godly Legacy

This year, I'm sharing my "Treasures" of my study of my "Ponder the Morsels" book. I've picked 31 Psalms to study throughout 2013. Today I studied Psalm 100. Here is what I learned.

For the Lord is good; His mercy and loving-kindness are everlasting, His faithfulness and truth endure to all generations. Psalm 100:5 (AMP)

The Lord is good. His ·love [loyalty] is forever, and his ·loyalty [faithfulness] ·goes on and on [for all generations]. Psalm 100:5 (EXB)

Legacy. God provides an everlasting legacy of faithfulness and love. Am I sharing that legacy? When my nieces and nephews look at my life, what legacy will they see? Will the focus of my legacy be honoring to God? 

What will my legacy be? My hope is that I’ll leave behind a legacy that centers on God’s love and mercy and His amazing blessings in my life. 

How do you create a legacy? 
Several books list these steps to creating a legacy: 
  1. Discover and understand the possibilities.
  2. Use the right resources and advisors, to build “it” using all the available tools.
  3. Make sure it operates easily—don’t over complicate it.
  4. Set it up so it's sustainable, and would benefit others for the long-term.
  5. Be involved in it—for the “long haul”; don’t abandon it. 
  6. To make your legacy have an enduring positive effect—involve others in your legacy. 

If I want my legacy to be focus on God and His goodness, I must strive to know Him and then reflect Him in my life. Each of the six steps above can and should be applied to living a godly life. If I apply each step each day, my legacy will be God honoring.

To create a positive day and build my legacy, I need to apply the steps of creating a godly legacy. 

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