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Leaving a Legacy Ministries with Codi Gandee

Using the Word to Encourage Others

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October 2016

Honor God 


Peter lived as a Gentile, under grace, in faith…unless the Jews were looking.
Then he would revert back to Judaism so that he wouldn’t catch any backlash from the Jews.
He was appeasing the flesh instead of crucifying it.
He was playing to the people instead of honoring God.
God is to be honored above everyone else in your life. Including yourself. Live daily for Jesus.

The Blood


David asked “what profit is there in my blood?”
None. 
But, thanks be to God that Jesus shed his blood. The blood that is worth the redemption of “whosoever will”. The blood that is capable of cleansing us of from all our sin. The blood that paid the debt that we could not pay. 
Scripture taken from:

Psalm 30:9

Part of the Plan


Jesus wanted to demonstrate the importance of baptism by being baptized. He needed someone willing to be part of his plan. He sought out John to baptize him. John complied. As a result Jesus was glorified. 
What has the Lord asked you to take on as part of his plan? Answer yes to glorify your God. 

Perception 


The psalmist began to compare his life with those around him. He looked at the people that seemed to be prospering and became jealous, angry and short-changed. 
His response was to go to the sanctuary of God and meet with him. His perception was changed.
How often are we discouraged because we begin looking in the wrong places? Or when we begin to drift away from God?
The writer summed up what he learned with this scripture: But it is good for me to draw near to God: I have put my trust in the Lord God, that I may declare all that works. (Psalm 73:28)
If you are feeling down, draw near to God. Trust in him. He will remind you of his goodness. 
Scripture taken from: Psalm 73:1-28

No Respector of Persons


Jesus’ biological mother and brother thought that they should have privileges that would outweigh the others that served him. 
But Jesus took this opportunity to make known that he didn’t favor some more than others. He stood in the crowd and declared the entire group of disciples as his family. 
You are just as important to Christ as the next person. He lived and died for you–just like he did for others. Jesus loves us all. 
Scripture taken from:

Matthew 12:46-50

Mentor 


David had just dodged death. His father-in-law, King Saul had just thrown a javelin at him.
David knew he needed to get to a safe place. He went to Samuel: his mentor, guide, the Godly man that he knew. 
Samuel encouraged David. David returned to his home and came up with a plan to move forward. 
Do you have a person that you can call upon for strength and guidance? Someone to help you navigate difficult situations? For David it was Samuel. Who is it for you? 
It’s best to figure this out now so that you’ll be prepared should you need advice rather than to find yourself in a heated situation taking the advice of anyone willing to give it. If you can’t come up with someone pray that the Lord will send you a person. 
Originally posted: October 28, 2015

Inside and Out


An attribute of the virtuous woman is that she lives a consistent life-meaning she acts the same way behind closed doors with only her family watching as she does out in public for anyone to see. 
If we liken the virtuous woman to the bride of Christ, the church, we are reminded that we aren’t to be a people that serve Jesus only inside of the church walls but that we should take His love out into the world. 
The husband praised his virtuous wife just as Jesus will honor your work for him. 
Scripture taken from: Proverbs 31:28

Against Common Sense


‘Humble yourself and you will be exalted.’ This statement goes against common sense. However, if we study the Word, we see that this truth plays out again and again. 
“Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time.” I Peter 5:6

In His Footsteps


The Lord provided manna from heaven for the Israelites hunger & water from a rock to quench their thirst. That helped them through their wilderness, their journey that they had chosen. 
But Jesus isn’t just a survival mode supplier. 
He wants to give you a life full of abundance. This life of abundance isn’t measured by worldly success. Instead it is comes to pass when we are feasting on the Word of God. It is measured by things such as hope, peace, and love. Jesus says “man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.” We begin living as Christ would have us to when we dedicate ourselves to following in his footsteps:to extend grace, mercy, and forgiveness. When we learn to love unconditionally and to find our identity in Christ. 
Scripture taken from:

Nehemiah 9:15

Luke 4:4

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