Oct 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 

16 comments:

  1. I never got to know Nanny Conner but I know of her...through her legacy of her love for Jesus. I've thought of her so much this past few weeks and have stopped and asked myself several times......What will my legacy be? Prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. Johnna

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  2. So sorry for your loss.
    Connie Royals

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  3. What a legacy you are leaving. Prayers for you and your family!!

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  4. So sorry to hear of the loss of a wonderful Saint! But how wonderful she left so much of herself with you all!

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  5. I'm thinking more and more these days about the legacy that I will leave.

    I heard a pastor say yesterday that this about someone who passed, "I never heard her say a negative word about anyone." I wish I could say that would be my legacy. Maybe some won't remember the bad as I grow in grace.

    Prayers for you and your family and you face the says ahead and remember the legacy she left.

    Bonnie

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  6. I thought I left a comment but I have problems when on my phone. You are leaving just as awesome a legacy, my friend! Praying for you and your family.

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  7. That is my prayer as well,I am so sorry for the loss of your moter in love

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  8. You are so right, Cindy, so sorry about your MIL, may she rest in eternal peace. What a beautiful legacy she left!....Christine

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  9. So sorry for the loss of your loved one. Your post is a beautiful tribute to her and I can tell her 'legacy' has already touched many lives.

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  10. Beautiful legacy for your mother in law! And it's easy to see that you are striving hard to reach yours! I pray to leave a legacy of love, for my Heavenly Father, family, and friends!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  11. Oh, Cindy! What a timely post for me to read. I've been thinking about "legacies" all day. Thank you for your kind words in the loss of our young friend. So tragic - and yet - he never understood the influence - the legacy - he left behind. I hope I can compile some of his writings someday. Truly - we must spend our lives investing in God and pouring out into others. And, if possible . . . write it down for posterity!
    Joy!
    Kathy

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  12. What a beautiful tribute to your Motherinlove! Sorry to hear of her passing. It sounds like she had a wonderful blessed life.
    Hugs,
    Donna

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  13. Hi Cindy, I am so sorry for the loss of your mother in love. Her legacy is beautiful and your tribute to her is special. Prayers for your family in the days ahead. God give you all comfort.
    Blessings to you my friend.
    XO

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  14. Oh, I love Christ and follow His teachings, I try to be a good Christian person. My Mil also left a legacy such as your dear one and we are so lucky and blessed to have had known her.
    Thanks for sharing and for your kind visit and wishes.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    FABBY

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  15. So true - our legacy in terms of how we have lived for Christ is the most important. Sorry for your loss, Cindy.

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  16. What a beautiful tribute to your dear one! I am still praying for you and your family.
    ~Adrienne~

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Hugs and blessings, Cindy