Friends, my original post was going to be about teaching our children the importance of service, but I’m going to change paths, and instead talking about the importance of spending time with Jesus. Today at the doctor’s office I received news that my cancer had returned to four spots on the bones. Three on my sternum and one on the upper part of my spine. Through all of this I still proclaim His goodness and glory. I know that He is in charge and He is Lord of all. It’s times like these, the hard, gritty, in your face, wish you could turn around and run times, where true lessons are learned. Through all of this I want my children to see my walk with God grow closer than ever. I want them to know in their hearts that the most important way they can spend their time is with God. The following words bellow set the tone for where I want my focus to be at, and where I want the legacy for my children to be rooted in.
“Relax in My healing, holy presence. Allow Me to transform you through this time alone with Me. As your thoughts center more and more on Me, trust displaces fear and worry. Your mind is somewhat like a seesaw. As your trust in Me goes up, fear and worry automatically go down...Time spent with me not only increases your trust, it also helps you discern what is important and what is not. Energy and time are precious, limited entities. Therefore, you need to use them wisely, focusing on what is truly important. As you walk close to Me, saturating your mind with scripture, I will show you how to spend your time and energy. My word is a lamp unto your feet; My presence is a light for your path.” ~ Jesus Calling (Sarah Young)
Where do your children see you focusing your time? Are you setting an example by focusing on what is truly important? Time with Jesus is never wasted time. It’s the times spent with Him that will change destinies.
~Now it’s time for a link up party !~
The purpose of Leaving A Legacy is three fold. It’s mission is to challenge it’s readers to work on leaving Godly legacies for their children, to be a place of encouragement for its readers, as well as sharing my journey as a cancer survivor. You can link up your posts that deal with leaving a legacy and ones that offer encouragement to the community.
This link up will be happening every Thursday at Leaving a Legacy. Please tell your friends, and join us on this journey of leaving a Godly legacy for future generations!
- To link up go to the sidebar and get the code for the Legacy Leaver Thursdays button, right click and “save as” on the code and then upload it into your post. Or you can provide a direct link somewhere in your post linking back here. That way other bloggers can join in too!
- Then copy and paste the direct link from your post, (not your blog url), into the linky tool below.
- In order to create an encouraging community here, please take a moment to visit the person in front of you. As time permits, I will read as many of your posts as possible throughout the week. Thank you!
For those of you that link up throughout the month, I will be choosing a “featured blogger”, for the following month. The featured blogger will be someone who actively participates in the link up, and who’s posts have really touched the community. They will receive free advertising for their blog on my sidebar for that month, and also be allowed to submit one approved guest post during that month.
The featured blogger for August is Deidra from The Middle – Daily Devotion Blog. She has a way of writing that will really challenge you and grow your spirit. Please take a moment to stop by and visit her wonderful blog.
**Keep in mind that this link up is only for posts that share how to leave a legacy for your children, or posts that offer encouragement to the community. Any other posts that do not fall somewhat within these guidelines will be removed. Thank you.**
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