Leaving a Legacy Ministries with Codi Gandee

Using the Word to Encourage Others


October 2014

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award


Thank you to Light the Lie for nominating me for this award! Your encouraging words are very appreciated. I look forward to reading your posts. 🙂

The Rules:
1. Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site.
2. Put the award logo on your blog.
3. Answer the ten questions they have given you.
4. Nominate ten people.
5. Make up ten new questions for them to answer.

Her questions for me:

  1. What is it about your best friend that makes them so wonderful? His Godly leadership within our home.
  2. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Western Kentucky, where we live now. I am sure that this is where the Lord would have us to be.
  3. What helps you get through a long day?My sister.
  4. What is a topic on teens you would like to see written about? Grace.
  5. When you think about High School you feel _____? Satisfied.
  6. If you could get rid of one day of the week, which would it be and why?Monday. After the weekend I have to spend that day cleaning.
  7. What do you dream about for your future? Having our family grow strong together, in the Lord, having a positive affect on those that we come in contact with.
  8. What are you most passionate about? Teaching others about Jesus.
  9. What is the best present you ever received? My Bible that my husband bought for me when we were Juniors in High School.
  10. Who knows you better than anyone else? My husband.

My Nominees:

  1. I Have No Greater Joy
  2. Patti Ann Thompson
  3. Reflecting the Son
  4. Bit O’ Betty
  5. Restored Ministries Blog
  6. Doodles Invigorate
  7. Flourish
  8. Claire van Ryn
  9. Life Is A Beautiful Mess
  10. I Sing Because I’m Free

My Questions For You:

  1. Were you raised in a Chrisitan home?
  2. How long have you been living for Jesus?
  3. Which do you enjoy studying most: Old Testamant or New?
  4. What is your favorite song?
  5. What is your favorite scripture?
  6. Who led you to Jesus?
  7. What’s your favorite way to spend time with Jesus?
  8. What do you consider your biggest blessing?
  9. Based upon your personality, who do you relate to most within the Bible?
  10. Who is your biggest supporter?

Your Name


The Israelites were in the midst of a pagan nation, worshipping false gods. They weren’t living the life that God had planned for them.

God removed the children of Israel from the wickedness. He removed them from the sin they were in. He did this “for mine holy name’s sake”.

Do you take into consideration that if you are referring to yourself as a Christian you are representing the name of Jesus? In doing so your decisions don’t just reflect you but the Almighty God.

Next time you find yourself in a situation where you are tempted to sin or are in sin itself, remember who you are representing. Remember the name you carry.

Represent Jesus well.

Ezekiel 36:21-23

Great Gladness

Written in the Word was the detail of how the people were to “set under booths” during the feast.

The generation of people that were listening to Ezra expound on this scripture were unaware of this…until now.

So the people were faced with a decision: were they going to put forth effort and build booths or were they going to push it to the side, saying that it didn’t apply to them.

They chose to build the booths.

In their obedience they found “great gladness”.

That same gladness is available to us when we choose obedience to God’s plan.

I encourage you to do that very thing.

Nehemiah 8:13-17

Decision Maker


The Levites had to okay the food the people ate. They stood each morning and evening to praise God on the people’s behalf. They also offered their burnt sacrifices unto The Lord.

They were in charge of the congregation, the holy place, the tabernacle.

In the New Testament we are referred to as the temple of God.

How do you handle the responsibility of being in charge?

What do you choose to fill your mind, heart and soul with? In other words, is what you’re “eating” good?

Do you make a conscience effort to praise God daily?

Are you familiar with the benefits of sacrificing your fleshly desires for obedience to God’s truth?

You have free will. You get to choose how you serve. I encourage you to follow the Levites lead and be faithful to your God.

I Corinthians 3:16

I Chronicles 23:28-32

Still Blessed


The woman gathered vessels from her neighbors to be filled by God with oil. This was a public display of her faith.

Later, within her own home and her door shut she and her two sons filled every pot to the brim. They did so privately.

Sometimes we experience situations or trials that seem to be on display for the world to see. As a result The Lord blesses immensely. Occasionally those blessings come intimately, between only you and Him.

That doesn’t make them any less significant.

God loves you. Allow him to show you that even when no one else is looking.

Psalm 25:14

II Kings 4:1-7

Very Inspiring Blogger Award


Thank you to Light the Lie for nominating me for this award! (Check out her blog. She is so good at bringing the truth to light! May God continue to bless her ministry!)

Here are the Rules:

1.Thank and link to the person who nominated you.

2.List the rules and display the award.

3.Share seven facts about yourself

4.Nominate 15 other blogs and let them know they have been nominated.

5.Proudly display the logo on your blog and follow the bloggers who nominated you.

7 Facts About Myself

1. I am in the process of publishing a Bible study guide: Selfless in a Selfie World.

2. I am a pastor’s wife.

3. I was married at 19 and we are on our way to our 13th wedding anniversary.

4. I have three precious children, all under the age of 7.

5. I am a scrapbooker.

6. I just recently began drinking coffee and am now addicted.

7. I stand on the sides of my feet when I’m nervous, just like my mom. 🙂

15 Blogs I’ve Nominated (in no particular order)

1.   Patching Cracks

2.  Doodles Invigorate

3. Restored Ministries

4. I Have No Greater Joy

5. I Cook and Code

6. Love Life Ministries

7. Reflecting the Son

8. In Christ Alone Devotions

9. The Life Project

10. Tom Huff’s

11. Sam Holm

12. I Sing Because I’m Free

13. This Day With God

14. Bit O’ Betty

15.The Jordan Valley

Again thank you so much to Light the Lie. 🙂

Accept the Blessing


People in Jerusalem were in the midst of a famine.

Did God send them manna from above? No.

Did Jesus bless five loaves and two fishes to feed that multitude? No.

Instead the people were fed through the generosity of the church, God’s people.

The method wasn’t miraculous but it was sufficient.

Have you ever been in the place where you’ve rejected God’s blessing because you were wanting something “better”?

Whatever or however God sees fit to provide for you is best. Gratefully accept his loving-kindness, his provision, no matter how it may come.

Philippians 4:19

Acts 11:27-30

Life Guide


A solitary Levite roamed around the land looking for a place to fit in.

He found a home with Micah, a thief, a creator of graven images.

Later the Danites came along in need of a priest. Micah’s Levite met their qualifications. They convinced him to come along with them, to be their priest. He was happy to go and to steal the graven images of his former employer as he left.

There are so many people in the world that are like the Levite. They are looking for something, someone, anything to make them feel loved and wanted.

They are wandering around without direction in their life.

But we have The Way to offer them. We can point them to who they need to purposely follow after: Jesus.

May we always be bold in directing a searching soul to Christ.

John 14:6

Judges 17:1-18:21

Broader Vision

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My family and I went on a late night side by side ride. Of course there were headlights shining a light on the path we were taking. But they didn’t lighten the area around it.

I think that is the reason that my oldest daughter said “Daddy I’m afraid of the dark.”

She had vision for only what she could see.

This gets Christians into trouble sometimes. We focus only on what we can see, the here and now.

Trials tend to overcome us. Blessings seem to rule our lives. The broader picture, heaven, is forgotten.

I encourage you to remind yourself that you aren’t living for this life only. You are living to go meet a Heavenly Father.

The trials of the day or the blessings on earth won’t even compare to the glory that awaits us.

Psalm 27:1-4

Romans 8:18

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