Leaving a Legacy for Christ

In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: It is more blessed to give than to receive.” – Acts 20:35

When you have departed this earth, what do you want to be remembered for and what do you want to leave behind?

It should not the wealth you leave or how you scored by the standards of the glitter and glamour of the world, but the legacy you leave impacting future generations for Christ.

Have you thought about the legacy you want to leave and the impact you want to make on the lives of others?

Nobody who leaves a great life lives a selfish life. Jesus told us that it is more blessed to give than to receive. The world preaches a different message.

If you understand your eternal inheritance, you will be more generous with your earthly inheritance.

Recently I was doing some family research and I came across the will of my 8th great grandfather. In it he said he had few possessions of the world to leave behind, but one thing he did have to leave to future generations was his acceptance of Jesus and his confidence in the Gospel.

Jesus calls us to serve others with our time, talents and treasures. He wants us to make an impact on others for His sake.

At the beginning of a new year, people make all kinds of resolutions. What kinds of resolutions are you going to make? Perhaps yours could be to share the Gospel more boldly or to give more of your time with others in need or with the programs of your church.

Thought: Think of ways you can influence others for the cause of Christ in the coming year. Make a list of how you plan to grow spiritually and increase your hunger for God’s Word.

Lord, I want to leave an impact for Christ with the footprints of my life. Help me to glow and grow with your Word during the coming year. May the world I leave be a better place because I lived.

By John Grant
Used by Permission
John Grant is a former Florida State Senator and is a practicing attorney

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