Some of you might have noted the Bible reference in my tagline: Leaving a legacy that will last a thousand generations. God says he will:
“show love to a thousand generations who love him and keep His commandments.” Ex. 20:6 (NIV)
That implies that the legacy is his responsibility, right? My only responsibility is to love Him and be good, and He takes care of the rest.
But that’s an incomplete picture. Look at how Jesus restated the first three commandments concerning our duty to God:
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” Matt 22:37-40 (NIV)
And He went on to condense the last seven to:
“love your neighbor as yourself.”
Neither sounds as easy as the original ten commandments—no longer a check-off list. The new commandment amplifies the ten to reveal the spirit behind them. A spirit of love that will take all our energy, all of our creative mind, and all the willpower we can muster.
And that love can empower our legacy—the gifts of faith, family, and blessing that we leave to the next generations.
I’m a wife, mother, grandmother, and follower of Christ who would like to leave that legacy of faith foremost. And after that, a clearly marked trail of blessings.
Together, I hope we’ll find inspiration and practical ideas for spiritual encouragement, memory making, and service to others.