What will you leave as your legacy to your family, friends, even clients? Consider these popular people and say the first thing that comes to your mind:
- TIGER WOODS
- ANDY REID
- DAVID COOK
From golf to football to American Idol, these people will leave a legacy -- but will it be enough for eternity? No amount of money or fame on this earth can compare to leaving the one legacy God counts as most important. In 1 Corinthians 13:13, Paul speaks about it -- "And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love." NKJV
I choose love -- it looks great on me!
Think about it? When someone says your name do they automatically think of love or do they assume otherwise? Are our responses to people and circumstances done in love or are they fueled with anger and hostility? Do your children close their eyes at night remembering the fullness of the love you extended toward them that day or does the darkness of the night intensify fear and worthlessness they may feel from poorly chosen words or an unkind gesture?
As for me, I want to walk in love. It will be my legacy and my children, my family, my friends, and everyone in between will know it because that is what I choose to walk in -- LOVE. When we learn the love of God through intimacy with Him we become empowered to love others unconditionally. Choose love as your legacy -- it is the only thing you will need in heaven.
"Love covers everything and makes room for anything." Barbara Ries
Here is a poem I just wrote which sums up my choice to love.
My Legacy of Love
My time on earth will end one day,
Through friend and foe my hope I pray,
Not to be known for what I say,
But that by love I lived each day. Barbara Ries 5/25/08
GBY! Barbara :)
- This biog is an extension of HOPE Ministry and "The Secret Place" -- if it has sown a blessing into your life please consider sowing back into the ministry at the website link below: