Friday, August 25, 2006

Your Spiritual Legacy

Bill Keller republished a devotional today that I
recommend to you for your consideration. It has food for
thought. He has given me permission to copy his e-mails,
and I'm sure he would be happy if
you would share this
with people you know as well.

What will be your legacy 20 years after you die? 200 years
later? 2000 years later?

Please read on.

(2 Timothy 1:5)

From Tuesday February 20, 2001:

The greatest legacy you can leave is in the lives you touch
for God. As I have gotten older, each passing year makes
me realize all the more how brief our journey here really
is. It is only natural that we think about how we might be
remembered after we are gone. I don't want to sound cold,
but the fact is, other than our family and possibly a few
close friends, the memory of our life will fade quickly.
Once we are gone from this life, there is very little left
to remind people we were even here.

Some people may be memorialized by having a building or
road named after them, others may have their memory
honored by having an event named after them. But for most,
there will be little evidence of this life once it is over.
My purpose today is not to discourage you, but to challenge
you in regard to how you CAN live on long after your life
is over.

I have often talked about leaving behind the temporal
things of this world when we die. How the only thing we
will take from this life into eternity is our relationship
with Christ. That our works will be tested and much of
what we do in this life will be burned up as wood, hay,
and stubble. The works that will stand the test of fire
are those eternal works. So it is with our legacy, what
we leave behind. We leave behind our name, which may or
may not continue. The most visible thing we leave is
our children, but they too will one day die.

What we do leave behind that will NOT pass away are
those souls who will live for eternity because we were
obedient. Understand that only the Holy Spirit can bring
a person to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
However, God uses human instruments to affect a person's
life and bring them to that point. Your prayers, your
kind words, your acts of charity, your unconditional love
for others during your life will live on in that person
for eternity!

The point I want you to understand today is that it is
never too early in life, or too late in life to impact
someone for eternity. It is after all our purpose in
this life. Our purpose is to serve and glorify God.
Our service to God comes in the service to others. Our
service to others has ETERNAL consequences. It is our
greatest legacy. It is the part of us that WILL live on
for eternity. We live on long after we leave this life,
in the lives of those we touch along our way.

I love you and care about you so much. I pray today that
you will take these words and meditate on them throughout
the day. This is one of those Devotionals that you should
print out and keep with you. We all go through those
times in our life when we wonder what it is all about, if
it really matters. The answer is a resounding YES! We
need to be reminded from time to time that we are
significant because God uses us in His plan and purpose
to touch other lives at every step along our journey.

I am so appreciative to God that He has given me this
wonderful opportunity to share the love and hope we have
in Jesus Christ with hundreds of thousands worldwide each
day. I am clearly focused now more than ever, that the
best way I can make my life count, is in those the Lord
allows me to minister to along the way. It is the
greatest way I can imagine to live my life. My challenge
to you today is to make sure you leave an eternal legacy,
that you live on after your death in the lives of those
the Lord allows to cross your path.

Thank you for your love and for your prayers and for your
sacrifice to help me reach the lost and hurting masses
for Christ!
In His love and service,
Your friend and brother in Christ,
Bill Keller

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May God bless you as you learn from this message!

Donald W. Mitchell, Your Dream Concierge

Copyright 2006 Donald W. Mitchell


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