Ps Michael Brown spoke about Legacy.
Its not what you leave for others that matters its what we leave in them that matters most.
BIG IDEA: What we aim to leave behind after we die, sets the course for how we intend to live.
5 Ways to accomplish this:
1. Support the people and causes that are important to you.
Matt 22:34 – 40, Jesus tells us to Love God first and then second to Love our neighbour.
Matt 28:16 – 20, Jesus said to go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything He has told us.
2. Reflect and decide what is most important in your life.
How do you spend your time? That is what is important to you.
1 Peter 2:9-10, We are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praise of him who called you out of darkness into his wonder lights. You can show others the goodness of God.
3. Share our blessings with others.
You cant always choose what happens to you in life but you can choose how you react. Its what we do with what we have.
Prov 11:27 says, He who seeks good finds goodwill… We carry the blessing of God.
St Francis of Assisi said, “For it is in giving we receive”.
4. Be a mentor to others.
Young people want to see that our faith is alive and that we love each other. Reach down to a generation younger than you.
Gen 1:26 – 27, 31, God created us in His likeness and said it was very good.
Your legacy is to reflect that goodness.
5. Pursue your passions because they are infectious.
God is on the journey with us. So where do you feel God’s pleasure in what you do?
How are you running your race for God? 2 Tim 4:7, I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Do you want to stand before God and have Him say, “Well done, good and faithful servant?”
Bless – its what comes out of you
Eat – show hospitality
Show – look for a nudging from the Holy Spirit to see the needs of people around you
Tell – what Jesus has done for you
Jesus is the Waymaker, Promise Keeper, Miracle Worker, Light in the Darkness.