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Leaving a Legacy Ministries with Codi Gandee

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Building A Legacy

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John 15:16

II Kings 13:20-21

A lifeless body was thrown into Elisha’s tomb. When it touched Elisha’s bones it resurrected.

God was still working through Elisha…even after his death.

Our work, our life, in Christ isn’t an “one and done” sort of thing. The works we do in Jesus’ name, the life lived for Him will have an affect on people long after we reach our eternal home.

Because death isn’t an obstacle with our Lord.

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Proverbs 29:18

Matthew 6:22-23

We are going to leave a legacy behind when we die. What kind of legacy would you like yours to be?

One of a great faith, a life lived in dedication to Jesus? Or would you rather be remembered as successful in your career, having plenty of money and fame?

If we are looking to The Lord, looking to glorify Him, looking for His return then our lives are a beacon of light.

However, if we are only looking to get ahead in this world, to see ourselves lifted up we are full of darkness.

Our vision is the indicator of our walk with Christ.

Turn your eyes upon Jesus.

Lasting Impressions

Hebrews 11:1-2

“The Israelites are going to destroy the enemy. You have been chosen to lead them into battle.”

Barak took that information and chose not to hear what God was saying. God’s message told Barak that He would be with him. That He would fight and win the battle for him. Barak didn’t pay attention to that.

Instead he begged Deborah, the judge who had delivered the message, to go to war with him. He said he wouldn’t go without her. Deborah joined him; on the condition that he wouldn’t be the one to conquer the opposing captain. The battle was won but the captain of the opposing army fled. And just as Deborah had foretold, another person killed the enemy’s captain.

Barak lost out on so much. He missed out on an opportunity to serve God unwavering. His faith in God could’ve been strengthened, instead he relied on man. He could’ve accomplished the task he had been given but another person would have to step in and take over.

Barak’s reliance on others, instead of God, affected his life and the way we remember him. He could’ve been known as a man of great faith. Instead we see him as a person that was weak and unsure.

You are in complete control of the decisions you make to the opportunities that God gives you. Will you rely on others or will you rely on God alone? Your reputation and legacy are on the line. Choose wisely.

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