My Life Journal today…
“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
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.
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.
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.