Or…friends say, “Wow you look great for 60!
Ready or not – here I come.
Choosing to “age gracefully” rather than fight it!
To accept the changes in my face as smile lines…
To treasure all the memories of a life well-lived…
To embrace the legacy that I hope to leave for others…
• How do we make it happen?
• How do we create it?
• How do we determine the mark our lives will leave?
Here’s my big “Aha”!
I am beginning to realize that legacy is not just our “life’s work”…the books written…the lives impacted or the ministry and outreach we pour our days into…
It is the simple things.
It is the time we take – even just a moment – to pour into the hearts of those we love.
When everything else is gone…there is only one thing that will remain.
The one thing people will remember is how we loved them.
That is what will last.
In one simple but profound way, I am having the chance to do that right now.
Together with my three daughters we are reading the devotional “Jesus Calling” and posting our comments in a private Facebook group.
As I have ministered into the hearts of these 3 young woman – that I love so very much – I can see the fruit of our time together when my youngest, Amanda, posted this reflection:
So today’s reading definitely spoke to this Mommy’s soul!
The devotion reads, ” I am pleased with your desire to create a quite space where you and I can meet. Don’t be discouraged by the difficulty of achieving this goal. I monitor all your efforts and am blessed by each of your ATTEMPTS to seek my face.”
Amanda goes on to say:
Oh my attempts are many but with these two toddlers running around – I honestly never get uninterrupted time with my Lord.
So good to remind myself that it’s not about the outcome of my attempts at time with Him…it’s my heart that he’s looking at…even when my attempts end up only being maybe 2 minutes in his word. HE is always faithful to let those few words I read bring Life to my life. (Isaiah 55:11 – ” my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it.) — Gods word never returns void! Even the two lines I’m able to read in-between my girls needing me will not go without developing/producing fruit in me!
Love allows this kind of transparent…real…beautiful kind of legacy to bloom and grow.
Time together in God’s Word…loving , supporting and encouraging one another…is there any better legacy?
Now…what about you?
What are your thoughts about legacy?
Could it be that this blog has caused you to think a little differently about what it really means?
Share your thoughts. I would love to hear from you!