Living My Legacy Part 2
I remember getting up in the mornings and seeing my mom snuggled on the couch, her Bible and prayer journal in her lap, a soft lamp the only light in the room. A warm mug of coffee cradled in her hands…I always knew she was praying for me. It gave me such security, even as an adult.
That’s the next part of living my legacy…spending time with the One who made me.
Last time we talked about Living our Legacy, I told you the first things I had to work on…my tongue and my tone! It’s almost impossibe for me to watch my tongue and my tone without getting face to face with Jesus.
I believe there are no hard and fast rules when it comes to time with God. Over the years my time with Him has taken on different personalities. I’ve kept a journal since I was 18 and much of what’s written in those journals are my prayers. My conversations with the One who made me. I can’t tell you how it’s built my faith to look back at those journals and see the hand print of God on my life…good or bad, He’s been with me.
When the kiddos were little some days I could only carve out maybe 15 minutes before they got up or right before I fell into bed. It’s just all I could do at the time.
I’ve had times of being in big women’s groups and doing in-depth Bible Studies. These are good for a lot of people but honestly, I’m not super social and big Bible study groups drain me beyond words. I prefer to meet with smaller groups.
Or all by myself! For awhile I did Beth Moore online studies. These were GREAT for me. I could pick the best time of day and sit in my pa-jay-jays and listen. And I love Beth Moore!(I also loved the homework she gave!)
There have been times when I need to talk (even out loud) to the Father almost all day long. Times when I’m nose to nose with Him. (I’ve told you, I’ve been known to hop in the car and pretend I’m on the cell phone and talk to Him till there are no more words. Then I listen.)
And there have been other times, dark times, when all I could do was recite The Lord’s Prayer. I made it a discipline to do it every morning and to concentrate on every word, but as short as the Lord’s Prayer is, that was all I could do for a season.
I truly believe, like it or not, we’re living our legacy. What we do day in day out matters. What we’re doing will in one way or another live on after we’re gone. I’m determined to live my legacy with focus and intention.
Love to you today and prayers for God to meet each one of you right where you are~