Monday, September 29, 2008

what will they say about you [+] Monday E-Devotion

Week 3 of 30 Days to Live has flown by us, and yesterday we dug into the topic of legacy.  What will people say about us when we are gone?  That is a tough question.  Better and maybe tougher thought is this: I want people to say this ________________ ?

You see if what we want them to say doesn't match with how we live, how are we gonna bridge that gap and make that change?

The only way to to do that is to take some steps now.  Here are some thoughts from yesterday's message:

Psalms 39:4 (nlt) --- "LORD, remind me how brief my time on earth will be. Remind me that my days are numbered, and that my life is fleeting away.

Say to those that we love the things that are most important to us BUT most people don't say those things.  

If you only had a short time to live, what would you want to say and who would you want to say it to?

Regrets are a huge deal, and if we were to die today there are some things in our lives that we would regret not completing, or relationships we would regret not fixing.  What are those things?

Too many people call themselves believers who hear what God's Word says and then just says I'll do whatever I want.

James 1:22 (nlt) --- don't just listen to God's word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are only fooling yourselves.

Let it overtake you.  Let it speak to you, correct you, challenge you, comfort you, convict you, change you and when it does you will leave a legacy that will outlast you and will last for generations to come.  What happens when you start to live this Word?  You start to become different and everyone around you notices even nonbelievers will look on and say there's something special about that person.  

I challenge you and me THIS WEEK to live in such a way that people around us would speak about Jesus if we were gone!

NOTE: keep practicing ARK's (acts of random kindness), and share you story with me by e-mail .  Thanks!

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