Leaving a Legacy Ministries with Codi Gandee

Using the Word to Encourage Others


December 2017

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Job was facing difficult times. He had lost his property, his children and he was sick. His wife’s advice? Kill yourself. End it all.

Job was taken aback that his wife would suggest this. She was supposed to be someone he could trust to give sound advice. Job immediately recognized that this wasn’t Godly counsel. He rebuked his wife and continued to praise God.

Sometimes people will fail us. They will give us bad advice. But God will never let us down. Be sure to confirm that the advice or opinions of others line up with the Word before you act on it.

Job 1:1-2:9

Our God is Reliable

The word of the Lord told Jeremiah to expect his cousin, Hanameel, to come to him offering him a piece of land to buy. Soon after Hanameel went to Jeremiah with the offer, just as God had said he would.

Our God is reliable. He is faithful. He is a promise keeper. If He says that something is going to happen, it will happen. Serve God confidently, knowing that if He has promised it you can count on it.

Jeremiah 32:6-9

Work While You Wait

One day Elijah, a prophet of God, made an announcement: “there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word.” Immediately after Elijah made this declaration he began waiting upon The Lord to give him the word to pray for rain.

Throughout the waiting period Elijah was a faithful, productive servant. He took part in the resurrection of a small boy, he disproved the prophets of Baal by the power of God and he lead an entire nation back to God. All of this happened as he waited on God for direction.

Don’t come to a halt as you wait for Jesus to answer a prayer. Instead work while you wait.

I Kings 17-18

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For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:6

Final Destination

Perhaps the wisemen were expecting to find Jesus in the king’s palace, after all they were searching for a king. Maybe they knew that they’d find Him in a small home. But regardless of where their journey ended, they were joyous when they reached their destination because Jesus was there.

You might find yourself in a completely unexpected place, but if Jesus is there you can still have joy.

Travel Through

After years of studying the sky the wise men noticed that the star in the East had appeared. They must have been overwhelmed with joy. I’m sure they were ready to hit the road running, allowing themselves no detours along the way. Imagine the joy and excitement that the wise men felt as they finally reached their destination. After roughly two years they came face to face with Jesus. Months of traveling had come to an end. Weeks upon weeks of anticipation became reality. These three men had traveled the road led by the star in the East and now they were being rewarded with the biggest blessing of all: worshipping at Jesus’ feet.

How long have you been walking the straight and narrow pathway that is leading to an eternity spent at the feet of Jesus? Did you start out your journey excited and eager only to find that now you are becoming a little road weary? I encourage you to remember why you chose the road you are on. Remember the joy you experienced when you first met Jesus as your savior because whether you’ve been traveling for hours or even decades the end goal is the same. Keep following The Light. Worshipping at Jesus’ feet will be worth the journey.

Hiding or Seeking

The Holy Ghost had revealed to Simeon that he wouldn’t see death until he saw the Christ the Lord. To put it plainly, he was guaranteed a next breath as long as he didn’t see Jesus.

Some would have fled any place that might have the potential of being visited by Christ just to live a little longer. But Simeon chose not to. He, being led by the Spirit, went to the temple: the very place babies went to be dedicated to the Lord. It was here that Simeon was given the honor of blessing the baby Jesus, his parents and prophesying about the wonders of Christ.

Simeon understood that running from the presence of Jesus wasn’t worth missing out on the glory of being part of His story.

It is my prayer that you and I will have that same frame of mind causing us to be willing to offer everything we have to be used to glorify Christ.

Luke 2:21-32

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