Legacy is all about who are you fathering!

My Life Journal today…

Scripture:

“During his lifetime Absalom had taken a pillar and erected it in the King’s Valley as a monument to himself, for he thought, “I have no son to carry on the memory of my name.” He named the pillar after himself, and it is called Absalom’s Monument to this day.”  2 Samuel‬ ‭18:18‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Observation:

Absolom had no sons, so he builds a monument to himself – thinking I have no son to carry on the memory of my name. I want people to remember me.

Application:

Absolum was the son that took the kingdom from his father and then dies at the hand of Joan and is harried in a pit covered with rocks.  Legacy is all about who you Fathr. There are people in ministry that do not have a son to sow into, a son to carry on the ministry or a son to follow in their footsteps. We must be vigiallant about fathering sons that can not simply carry on our legacy, but carry ministry. Legacy is about multiplication…we need to multiply and invest ourselves in who’s next.

Prayer:

Lord help me to recognize my sons in the ministry and help me to invest in them so they can carry the mantle of ministry. Legacy is not what I do it’s what I choose to invest in.

Living by faith…is not living by a set of rules!

Scripture

“I was put to death on the cross with Christ, and I do not live anymore—it is Christ who lives in me. I still live in my body, but I live by faith in the Son of God who loved me and gave himself to save me.”‭‭Galatians‬ ‭2:20‬ ‭NCV‬‬


Observation

A life of faith is not a life that continually presses to abide by a set of rules. We need to be people that live by faith and in order it live we have to crucify our sinful nature! Our sinful flesh hung on the cross so that the life we now live is by faith.  Christ lives in us! 

Application

True living for me is living for Jesus. I have to crucify my flesh, crucify my desires…I am crucified, I do not live anymore. Real living is understanding that Jesus died so we can live, but he did so that h could live in us. 

Prayer
Lord help me to daily live by faith…and truly live for you! I do not life I anymore….