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Leaving a Legacy Ministries with Codi Gandee

Using the Word to Encourage Others

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Leaders

People aren’t going to accept the Gospel of Jesus, if we, His followers are leading hypocritical lives.

Remember you really aren’t just living for yourself. You’re here to lead others to Jesus.

“Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.”

(1 Corinthians 15:34)

Shine Bright

We, as children of God, pray that we will be seen as followers of Jesus. We want our light to shine.

But sometimes we get discouraged, thinking that maybe it isn’t actually happening.

But it is! Isaiah 60:2 says “For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall rise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.”

Faithfulness

David looked out over the sheep that he had just saved from the bear and the lion. True, only he and his family would be directly affected by the victory, but they would all be grateful.

Now David stood on top of the giant, Goliath. God’s children, an entire nation, had been saved from slavery. David had once again taken care of the enemy.

Why had God chosen David to save his people from the giant? I’m guessing it was because he proved himself faithful when he saved his family’s flock of sheep.

After all, The Lord says “he that is faithful in that which is least is faithful also in much”.

Are you showing your faithfulness to The Lord in the work he has blessed you with now? He’s preparing you. Keep pressing on.

Luke 16:10

I Samuel 17:34-37

Freedom

Saul (a.k.a pre-Jesus Paul) had to constantly seek approval from his superiors on the way to live his life.

But once he surrendered to Christ the need for man’s approval vanished. Jesus became the One he answered to.

There is freedom in Jesus.

Recognize humans’ judgments for what they are: opinions. Jesus is the only one with authority in your life.

Your Weapon

“For the Word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword…”

With that piece of scripture we can feel confident enough to go up against the schemes of the devil anytime. We have the Word of God. What a powerful weapon to fight the enemy with!

But what about using the “weapon” to protect ourselves?

For example:

Proverbs 15:1 says, in part, “a soft answer turneth away wrath…” Most likely there have been many arguments fought with “I am going to kill them with kindness”. Answers are spoken quietly but turmoil rages within.

How about taking that same scripture and allowing it “to protect you” instead of “fight for you”? Truly speak a soft answer with a gentle spirit. Not to win an argument, but in obedience to the Word. In doing so you will find peace for yourself. The wrath within you vanishes. You can see more clearly, the heat of the moment passes and you are blessed by the overwhelming presence of your God.

Use your weapon wisely.

From Doubtful to Hopeful

Kingdom Growth

Leaven is a substance used to make bread rise. Once it is mixed in the flour it literally grows, transforming the dough.

Jesus said that the kingdom of God is likened to leaven.

So what does that mean?

It means that even though news reports are discouraging and that there are terrible things going on in this world, we can know and rest assured that souls are still yet being won over to Christ. The kingdom of God is not being snuffed out. It, like the leaven, is growing.

Keep working for Jesus. He’s using you to make a difference.

Luke 13:20-21

You Can!

Unlearned and ignorant. Those two words were used by the Sadducees to describe Peter and John.

Peter and John, the same men that were filled with the Holy Spirit. The men that were a huge influence on thousands of people in their day. The men that preached Jesus. The men that were successful in reaching others for Christ.

Aren’t you glad that God’s plan for us isn’t affected by other people’s opinion?

You are every bit qualified to be used by God. Don’t let the world tell you different.

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