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Leaving a Legacy Ministries with Codi Gandee

Using the Word to Encourage Others

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Years Later

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I remember praying Take My Life by Chris Tomlin as my husband and I traveled home with our firstborn seven years ago.

I wanted nothing more in my life than for her to live completely for Jesus. In fact, mine and my husband’s verse is 3 John 4: “I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.”

You can imagine how we felt when she accepted Jesus as her personal Savior a couple of years ago.

We were overwhelmed. And very thankful to our Jesus. He gave us exactly what we had been asking Him to do for years.

We’re praying for our youngest children to accept Christ when He calls them.

But until then we will go on praising and thanking Jesus for the opportunity to come before Him on His throne.

And for answered prayers, no matter how long it takes.

Let your requests be made known to God. He’s wanting to bless you.

The Word

Matthew 7:8

What does the Word of God mean to you?

Is it the basis of all your decisions?

Is it the foundation that you’re standing on it?

Is it your hope, comfort and strength?

Or is it just another book to you? One that you read just because you feel obligated?

The Psalmist depended on the Word for answers, guidance and vision. To him it was a lamp unto his feet, a light unto his path.

The psalmist desired a relationship with The Lord. We can see that he spoke to Him often pouring out his heart, giving everything to God. And The Lord would speak to him through the Word.

Pray to have your relationship with Christ be strengthened. Ask The Lord to put that desire on your heart. Then be prepared and willing to grow in your dependence on the Word, because that is one of the most tangible ways The Lord speaks to His children.

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