Have you ever thought about it, all of us leave a legacy? It's up to us what kind we leave behind. None of us have come from a perfect legacy, but we can choose whether to break the chains of the negative and live the life of the faithful. We can create a legacy of faithfulness for future generations, it's our choice.We can choose to be faithful in our marriage, in our relationship to God, with our kids, our boss, our church, and with our friends.We need to leave a legacy of faith that chooses to walk with God and follow Him. Soren Kierkegaard said, "Above all, do not lose your desire to walk..." Catherine Booth said, "The waters are rising, but so am I, I'm not under but over." We see so many examples in history, and throughout scripture, many who were considered faithful.
- Enoch-The Faith walker...walked with God daily (Genesis 5:21-24) Preached and called for change (Jude 14-15)
- Abraham-began with a faith journey (Hebrews 11:8-10) Stepped out in faith, not knowing where he was going (Genesis 12:1)
- Joseph-faithful, even when separated from his family and his heritage /faithful in difficult places (Genesis 39:1-6,20-23)
Dependant upon God (Genesis 41:16, 45:8)
No one from history or scripture was perfect in their walk of faith and ours won't be either. George Muller says,"Faith does not operate in the realm of the possible. There is no glory for God in that which is humanly possible. Faith begins where man's power ends." We are faced with choices everyday. We make the choice to be faithful or not with each situation. Sometimes we base our decision only on what we see and experience. However, decision-making needs to go deeper, and allow our faith to kick in and God's power to take control. Part of God's plan was for us to live, work and worship in this world and it's up to us how we choose to carry it out. What kind of legacy are you leaving for your family?