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Leaving a Legacy Ministries with Codi Gandee

Using the Word to Encourage Others

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November 2016

Middle Of It


When David brought the ark of God into the tent he didn’t set it out front as a showpiece. He didn’t have it hid in the back. Instead, he sat it right in the midst of the tent. Directly in the middle of everything.
Let’s liken this to our relationship with God. Are you using him just as a front, to make yourself look good? Are you ashamed of him, denying his will for your life? Or is he in the middle of every decision you make, involved in every aspect of your life? 
Jesus didn’t come for you to just look good. He didn’t come for you to cause you embarrassment. He came to cleanse you of sin and to give you life eternal. He came to be your center, to be your reference. He came to be your comforter and your guide. Give him the place in your life that he deserves. 
Scripture taken from:

I Chronicles 16:1

It’s Worth It


Philip only met with the Ethiopian treasurer once. In that short amount of time Philip was able to lead him to accepting Jesus as his personal savior. 
The few minutes on earth had an eternal impact. 
How many times do we neglect to do the work of the Lord because we think our act of love is too small to make a difference? When you’re tempted to think that way remember that our God can outdo anything we can imagine. 

Power Through


“If thou faint in the day of adversity, thy strength is small.” Proverbs 24:10
When things get hard-don’t walk away-power through for the glory of Jesus. 

Keep Moving On


After Philip baptized the eunuch he vanished. The eunuch’s faith wasn’t shaken. He didn’t doubt the great miracle of salvation that he had experienced because the man that led him to Christ was no where to be found. Instead the eunuch went on his way rejoicing. 
It’s easy to be discouraged when those that were influential in you serving the Lord move out of your life. But just because they leave doesn’t mean we are left without our God or without reason to rejoice. Let’s be thankful for the positive impact they had on our lives and continue to find our joy rooted in Jesus. 
Scripture taken from:

Acts 8:37-39

Blame Game


The generation that made it through the 40 years in the wilderness were left with a decision: would they obediently follow after the Lord and reinstate the circumcision or would they continue down the path the previous generation had led them down and forsake God’s command?
They chose the leading of the Lord, rightfully so…even though they hadn’t been a left with a great legacy to follow after they realized that they were ultimately responsible for the decisions that were theirs to make.
There is no such thing as “the blame game” when it comes to the Lord. He has given each of us opportunity to serve him. We decide for ourselves how we will respond. 
Scripture taken from:

Joshua 5:2-9

Where Are You Leading


If someone sets out to follow after you would you be leading them to Jesus? 
Unsure? Ask the Lord to show you if there is anything that needs to be dealt with. Check to see how your life is lining up with the Word. 
Paul was able to boldly say “be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.” (I Corinthians 11:1) 
My prayer is that each person that claims Jesus as their Lord and Savior would be able to say the same thing. 

Empathize


Love ye therefore the stranger: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt. Deuteronomy 10:19
*Remember Egypt is a place that signifies bondage/captivity.
You, Christian, be patient, be kind, don’t think of yourself higher than a sinner, because you were once a sinner. You were bound by the chains of sin. But not anymore.
This scripture is great to remind us to be a humble people. It reminds us that we were once without a Savior. It teaches us to have compassion on the people still living in sin. To love them. To help lead them to freedom, the Light, Jesus.
Empathize.
Originally posted: November 18, 2014

He is Just


The Israelites were living according to their own standards all the while trying to say that they were living for God. Then they were shocked that they weren’t receiving his blessings. 
But here is the thing: the Lord won’t condone sin just because you want him to. He won’t bless unrighteousness to give you a pat on the back for “giving it a good try”. 
Always live according to his will and Word in spite of your flesh. Because our God is just. He is holy. Take comfort in knowing that he truly wants what is best for you. 
Scripture taken from: Isaiah 58

Ducks in a Row

The Ethiopian man passed by a pool of water in the middle of the dessert as the Lord was dealing with him about being baptized. 
Sometimes it is just that simple. The Lord says “here, do this” and then he places you in the right place with the right people and things have the potential of getting done.
Go after what he is telling you to pursue. Don’t let “it’s too good to be true” keep you from accomplishing the Lord’s will. 
Scripture taken from: Acts 8:36-38

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