Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Leave a Legacy of Faith


How do you hope to be remembered someday? Whether it’s your children, family, co-workers, or the person you met one time, what would you like them to remember about you?
I know I’ll be remembered differently depending on how close I was to that person. For example, my daughter will remember me in personal ways from our time spent together, while a co-worker might only remember me from the office environment.
As I’ve thought about this, I’ve realized that the greatest legacy I can leave my family, friends, or someone I meet once in my lifetime is my faith.
Legacy, by definition, is something handed down or received, often from an ancestor or predecessor. Among the synonyms for legacy is gift. (dictionary.com)
The greatest legacy or gift I can leave to others is the way in which I live out my faitheveryday, with everyone.

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In Christ,
Laura 

[This post originally appeared at 5 Minutes for Faith in 2012. Photo credit: FreeImages.com]

5 comments:

  1. We have more people watching us than we think we do and sometimes we are the only Jesus they will see. Thanks for the encouragement to keep leaving a legacy filled with faith. Found you at Winsome Wednesday.

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  2. I think that a lot of the rash decisions that are made today would be rethought if this idea was considered. How will we be remembered many years from now is determined by how we live right now. every decision matters. faithfulness counts. as Ephesians says "make the most of your time for the days are evil."

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  3. I really loved your thoughts here Laura. Actions speak louder than our words I think regarding our faith. Visiting from women with intention

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  4. Hi Laura, this is a great way to look at things in terms of how we behave and what "aroma" we leave. How will people remember us? As someone who served the Lord? I hope so, though I fail miserably often :)
    God bless and thanks for linking up
    Tracy

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Thank you for sharing your thoughts!