Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Day 37 (April 12): 4 Days Left to Live

If you had four days left to live, what would you do? Another way of asking this question is: How are you intentionally building your legacy? If you do nothing, your legacy reflected in your obituary may read: “He did nothing to help or influence the life of his family!”

I don’t want my eulogy to last five minutes because I did not leave behind a worthwhile legacy. I’m sure you feel the same way. Leaving a legacy behind has very little to do with money. Rather it has to do with your life being an influence to others even after your death.

Sadly, some people will not leave property or other material goods behind for their family. But, if they are smart they can still leave a legacy through their kind behavior and righteous lifestyle. There’s something to speak of a person whose heirs say: “I learned how to pray because I had a praying mother or a praying father.” I’ve often heard some people say: “I learned the value of a good education because of the environment created in my home.” When we really probe this statement, we’ll most likely learn that the value of education is a rich legacy handed down from a deceased loved one. These two examples of non-financial legacies embody the purpose of a legacy. A legacy should POINT an heir towards God and a better quality of life.

Whatever we value will become a part of our legacy!

Fortunately, from our 40-day Financial Empowerment Journey, we have all been instructed on how to live beneath our income. This practice will ensure that we leave a financial legacy for our family in addition to the other forms of legacies.

Solomon guides us in how to leave a legacy when he said: “The plans of the diligent lead to profit as surely as haste leads to poverty” (Prov. 21:5).

How has our Financial Journey helped you? We’d love to hear your testimony in order to prepare other practical kinds of 40-day journeys in the future. Post your answer.

1 comment:

  1. This 40 Day Financial Empowerment Journey is an answer to my prayer, directly from God. Last year I had experienced some financial challenges, thereafter I vowed to get out of debt and turn my financial life around in the next 3 years. So, through the Financial Empowerment Forum and this 40 Day Journey this was God's way of showing me that He heard my cry and also His way of showing me exactly how to annihilate my debt so that I can live a life of total freedom; having the ability to do what He has called me to do.
    I am very thankful to God for Christ Church and the leadership. This journey has been practical and extremely helpful--thank you!

    In addition, the Vision Warriors program has also been an answered prayer, from God. I remember attending the class several months ago and truly it was as if Pastor David had been sitting in eavesdropping on my prayer time with God--it's amazing how God moves!


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