Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Wednesday in the Word-Legacy

Have you ever thought about what your Legacy will be someday? We will all leave a legacy of some sort – the question is what it will be. 

 For some the word "legacy" means what  ancestors leave a family in the form of wealth or material things. It also refers to the effect a person had on others while he or she was alive.For most the word "Legacy"  is something that remains after we leave this world – something that speaks of our lives.  For the Christian the word "Legacy" is actually much broader than wealth, personal items, kind words and deeds.

 God’s desire is that we invest our life in a way that glorifies Him—to leave a "Legacy" that is far beyond anything because it has eternal significance.

This week we laid to rest my motherinlove, also known as Mama, Nanny, 2-Nanny and simply Nanny Conner. The legacy she left for her 4 children and their spouses, her 12 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren will go on from generation to generation. The way she loved her family was evident to all that knew her. But the way she loved Jesus will reach beyond those yet to be born simply because she left a legacy of "Jesus is the way and the truth and the life. No one goes to the Father except through Him". 

I read this phrase once.....
 “What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.” 

My prayer is that I leave a legacy that will point others towards Christ. What kind of legacy will you leave?

Hugs and blessings, Cindy 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Wednesday in the Word-His Face is Towards Me

When we built our house years ago we decided to be sure that our three daughters each had their very own bedrooms. Prior to that our two youngest daughters shared a bedroom together. They had become so used to sleeping together that this transition was a little hard for them to grasp at first.  

I noticed one morning that the girls was each in their own bedroom but was laying half way in the hallway with heads pointing towards one another and holding hands.

As long as their faces were turned to one another and their hands touched they somehow knew everything would be okay. 

You know, sometimes it seems that God is so near but at other times we experience insecurity and uncertainty when we face challenges that seem to zap every ounce of strength that we have. Sometimes our faith is being tested through those moments, hours, or even years of life.

The Lord keeps me reminding me that my true security is found in Him regardless of my situation.  He is my strength when I am tired. He is my rock when the ground is unstable. He is my my life boat on troubled sea. He is MY EVERYTHING.

What a friend we have in Jesus! How comforting to know that His FACE is ALWAYS towards me and His HAND ALWAYS has mine! 

Hugs and blessings, Cindy

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Wednesday in the Word-Just enough Light...

Have you ever been in a position that when your lights went out that you found yourself searching for candles to light? You have candles on hand but needless to say you cannot remember where they have been placed. You finally find a candle for the living room and you light it. A few minutes later you decide you need to find your watch to keep up with the time and it's in the bedroom in the dark and you cannot see. So, you take your one candle and you slowly let that one little light lead your next step as you slowly walk to the bedroom.  The whole time you are taking baby steps in the dark and you are finding that the light from the candle IS JUST ENOUGH LIGHT FOR THE STEP YOU ARE ON.

In reading Stormie Omartian's book......"Just enough light for the step I'm on"  sure says a lot for us.

She says in one of her chapter's the following; Whenever we go through difficult times, we anticipate the coming moment when all the pressure is off, the worry has subsides, the healing has manifested, the sadness has lifted, and the pain is gone. We continuously look for God to take away the discomfort we are experiencing. But God wants us to know that even as we wait for those changes to happen, His light is there all the time shining into our darkness. He wants us to trust that, and open our eyes to see it.

The Bible says in Revelation 21:23; "The city had no need of the sun or of the moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is the light. 

 Just as we trust the light of that one candle to show us the way step by step we must trust Christ to show us the way, step by step. After all, He is our Light! And He is ENOUGH light for the step we're on regardless of how hard that next step may be.

Hugs and blessings, Cindy