The Miriam – Webster’s Dictionary says a legacy is a gift by will especially of money or other personal property. It could also be something transmitted by or received from an ancestor or predecessor or from the past.
I am interested in the second more than the first believing what we do is more important than what we possess.
So – a legacy to me is looking at our lives and what we will pass from one generation to the next of value – real value. How about eternal value?
What legacy will you give the generations that come after you? Will you give them the legacy of loyalty?
Do you, sweet mother show yourself loyal and true to your husband. Can he be like the man who has the valuable wife worth more than jewels of Proverbs 31:11 and completely trust his wife knowing he will never receive evil from her hand? Can your husband completely trust you in all things? Can he send you to the store with the money or credit card and know that you will spend only what you have planned and prayed over and never more than is wise and acceptable to him? Does he know that you will only speak of his good qualities? Can he count on you to pray faithfully for him to be the man God created him to be? Can he bring someone home with him and know that you will receive him into your home as a friendly and gracious hostess?
Do you, dear mother share the load with your man and help with the house and chores? Do you take special attention to keep the home tidy and safe and healthy? Do you take time to spot the spot and mend the tare? Do you look for healthy recipes to change it up from time to time so that meals are prepared and pass the taste test but are also ones that nourish and satisfy?
Precious mom, do you take time to listen to the little ones when they talk, pay attention to their hearts, pray for their souls. Do not let the day get by without spending time in meaningful conversation with every member of your family. You, sweet mom are the queen of your home. You hold in your hands the power to create atmosphere and mood. If you have a sour expression it is likely that your little ones and your honey will become discouraged and disengaged.
There are multitudes of ways you can leave a legacy. You can leave a great one with God’s help. Do not neglect time alone with the Lord each day. Take notes on things that speak to you. Learn Bible verses that will challenge and encourage you in that direction. Ask your honey to pray with you that you will be able to be God’s chosen vessel. That’s a prayer that you know is God’s will for your life. Think of what the Lord will say when you are ushered into His heaven. This is my sweet daughter. I love her dearly and am so thankful for the legacy she gave to her children and grandchildren. Many will join her here in my kingdom because the life she lived.
If you have any questions – I’d love to hear from you.