It's All Grace

Amazing things can happen when you allow the Lord to work in your life.

It’s All Grace!

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As I reflect back over the ones who’ve had the greatest impact on my life, I remember my precious Grandma Grace.  Her life began to make the greatest difference AFTER she died.  It was THEN that I realized JUST HOW MUCH she loved the Lord.  Not only did I see HIM in the things she did and said each day, but moreso in the things she DID NOT SAY, OR COULD HAVE SAID.

Grandma Grace set up a memorial stone for me and the generations to come.  Joshua 4 explains exactly what she did for me!  I know the Lord “was well pleased with HIS good and faithful servant”.

Soon after she died, I begged God to make me 1/2 the woman my Grandma was.  Through that request HE began to turn up the heat.  Life seemed more difficult than it had ever been. What The Lord showed me through my trials, was that my Grandma didn’t get to where she was by traveling the easy road, yet it was the difficulties that REFINED her AND made her to look more like HIM.

I had asked my dad about my Grandma Grace (his mother-in-law) and how she affected his life.  After he told me that it was my grandma who led him to Christ, he said this thought provoking statement that I have never forgotten.  “When you met Grace . . . you never forgot her.”  I realized that this is exactly how it is with God’s grace.  His grace has grown more precious to me each passing day on this journey.

“And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee:  for my strength is made perfect in weakness.  Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”  II Corinthians 12:9

So, when you’re struggling and going through adversities, remember that what you’ve asked God for sometimes may not look like the way YOU THOUGHT it ought to look.  My Grandmothers life AND death were significant in my walk with Christ.  Her legacy lives on!

Does your life honor God in such a way, that you would never be forgotten?  What kind of Memorial Stones are you leaving behind for others to learn from?

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The Church & its Legacy

How does a church or Christian lose it’s godly legacy?

Why do churches that are vibrant end up closed and doors shut? It is a slow digression as it was in the days of Joshua:

When Moses handed the reins to Joshua to lead the children of Israel into the Promised Land, Joshua did so with purpose and intent. He was a man of commitment and meditated daily on the Word of God. THEN, there were the tribes who followed Joshua half heartedly, who came through the river, saw the walls come down as well as other miracles, yet had no resolve just like many average church members today who are just “warming the pews”. The next generation who followed the ones with no resolve, were enticed by the gods of the land. These people KNEW NOT GOD.

When we are luke-warm, we are in danger of producing a generation who doesn’t know God. Joshua’s personal testimony was strong and consistent, ending his life with a “charge”, yet few chose to follow after him.

Who and how are you leading? Are you purposing with intent to pass the torch of faith so that your children’s children will KNOW GOD?

Judges 21:25 “In those days there was no king in Israel: every man did that which was right in his own eyes.”

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You Are A Linch Pin

Everyone is a hinge generation.  You’re the linch pin that attaches you to the generation in front of you and the one behind you! Your legacy will grow when you share the truth about God and your experience of God.  What are you leaving for the generation that’s coming behind you?

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