Leaving a Legacy Ministries with Codi Gandee

Using the Word to Encourage Others



Who You Are


II Peter 3:14

Acts 28:1-8

“He is a murderer.”

“Wait. He is a god.”

Two very different titles given to Paul within minutes of each other.

Paul’s reaction? He went on about God’s business. He didn’t allow the accusation of being a murderer keep him from preaching Jesus. Nor did he allow the statement of him being a god deter him from working miracles through Christ alone.

People will name you. They will try to figure you out. Sometimes they may be right. Sometimes they are way off. Even so we shouldn’t allow their perception of us dictate who we are or how we carry ourselves.

You are redeemed. You are a child of God. Your filthy rags have been traded in for righteousness. Live as such, regardless of others opinions.


What’s In A Name?

Acts 11:26

I was in the sixth grade on a field trip with my school. A few of us went to a booth to have someone tell us what the meaning of our names were.

Mine? Sofa. Couch. Cushion.

Are you kidding me?!?!

Whose name means couch? I was so embarrassed. I was mortified really. At age 12 that’s the stuff nightmares are made of.

(Since then I just tell people that my name means soft hearted. 😉)

Thankfully the meaning of my given name doesn’t have any influence on me.

But I do carry a name that should dictate my every move.


That name identifies me as a follower of Christ. But do I live up to its meaning? Can people watch what I do, listen to what I say and peg me for a Christian?

How about you? Will people scoff when you refer to yourself as a Christian? Or will they agree?

As followers of Christ we are representing a mighty God, an amazing savior. We need to be conscience of the fact that our name just doesn’t sound pretty but that it actually means something. We shouldn’t take that lightly.

If you’re referring to yourself as a Christian then I ask you to live like He did. Make choices that reflect His word. Handle situations as He would. And if you’re clueless as to how Jesus would respond to something pray. Get in the word. He’ll guide you. He wants nothing more than for you to follow after Him.

A New Name

Revelation 3:12

Rebellious children become Children of God.

The Ungodly become Sons of God.

Transgressors become The Righteous.

Fools become Vessels of Honor.

When Jesus steps in wonderful changes are made.

Praise The Lord for the new person you are in Him.

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