Leaving a Legacy Ministries with Codi Gandee

Using the Word to Encourage Others


March 2015

he is for you


 Simon of Cyrenne transformed from an onlooker in a crowd to a helper of our Lord.

At what point did the change come about?

Answer: when Jesus passed by.

How do you react when you’re called out for Christ? Do you try to blend into the crowd? Or do you step out to become identified as one that wants to be for Christ, not against him?

He is for you. Be a friend to Him.

Through the Fire

 Meshach, Shadrach and Abednego were publicly facing the biggest trial of their lives. They stood in the midst of the fiery furnace as onlookers and King Nebuchadnezzar stared in awe.

Instead of seeing three men bound and scorched they were watching four men walk through the fire, loosened and unharmed. 

The fourth man was likened unto the Son of God.

What type of a testimony do you live as you’re going through trials in your life? 

Are you viewed as a person that gets bound by the circumstances and falls apart under pressure? Or can people look at your situation and see Jesus walking right there beside you, strengthened by Him?

Jesus will gladly lead you through the fires of your life. Be willing to seek Him for guidance and support.


Let your light shine

Elijah called fire down from heaven to consume the burnt sacrifices. This act was used to remind the Israelites that God was the one to be reverenced, not Baal.

Fast forward to Jesus’ ministry on earth.
James and John were with Jesus as He was rejected by the Samaritans. Immediately they asked if they could call down fire to destroy the people for their rudeness, citing Elijah’s fire experience. 
Jesus said “I’m not here to destroy man. I’m here to save them.”
That was the difference between Elijah’s experience and James and John’s. Elijah wanted to save. James and John wanted to destroy. 
How do you react when your Jesus is rejected? Do you write those people off or is your reaction one that still points them to Christ?
Use the gifts you’ve been given to lead others to Jesus, not to condemn them. 



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Complete turnaround


 “Let him that stole steal no more: but rather let him labour, working with his hands the thing which is good, that he may have to give to him that needeth.” Ephesians 4:28

*Christ can change an egotistical person to one that is so compassionate that they share their self, their blessings with others.*

Jesus is fully capable of turning lives around…keep praying. 

Women’s Conference

I recently had the opportunity to speak in a Women’s Conference. 

Here is a clip. 🙂

Freely give 


My youngest daughter was insistent that I take her candy. I tried to refuse because I knew it was her last. She said “Mom! Take it! Janey will have more for me!”

She gave freely because she had freely received and as far as she knows the supply of candy will always be there. 

Do we love the same way? Do we share Jesus freely? Or do we become possessive of our gifts—forgiveness, grace and mercy to the point that we don’t want to share it with others because we want it only for ourselves? Because we deem only ourselves worthy of such great gifts? 

The gifts Jesus has bestowed upon you are abundant, endless. Don’t be stingy with what you have received. Freely give.

trickle effect


 To cover up an affair with Uriah’s wife David had Uriah sent to the front of the battle to be killed. 

Others had to be sent with Uriah so that the murder wouldn’t be so obvious.

Consequently, several innocent soldiers lost their lives because of one man’s sin. 

Sometimes when you choose to go against The Lord you aren’t the only one affected.

all in


 Not only did Mary pour the ointment on Jesus’ head, she then used it to wipe his feet.

We’re left with the impression that there wasn’t any ointment remaining in the box. 

I am fully persuaded that she sacrificed all of it to honor her Lord.

Paul teaches that we are to present ourselves to Christ as a living sacrifice.

I encourage you to follow Mary’s lead: hold nothing back for Jesus. Be completely devoted to Christ alone. 

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