Legacy

Deuteronomy 6: 6-7

“These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.”

There’s a lot of talk of legacy during an election year.  What will this administration want people to remember?  In a family, what do I as a mother want my children to remember about me when I am gone?  What do I want them to carry on in their families?  What do I want to pass along to the following generations?

God’s intention for “legacy” is to carry on a love for His Word, and a commitment to follow His ways.  But how will I “talk about them” (His Word and His ways) if I don’t have a personal, insatiable hunger for His Word?  I MUST have His Word in me before I can give it out.  My relationship with my Father must be so constant, so much a part of my being, that passing along His Word, passing along a love for Him, passing along the necessity of obedience is as natural as breathing.  Otherwise it will be just words — just traditions — just empty habits — and the “legacy” is lost.

How will my children remember me?

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