I have to tell you – I LOVE this time of year! Cooler temps, crunching leaves, walks in the woods, harvesting the last of the garden bounty (and sharing it). God couldn’t make it any more beautiful. He could have made it last longer though! Isn’t that how it goes – we get a lot and we want more!
But God knows best. He knows when we need to work hard and when we need to rest. He knows what I need before I do and makes sure that I have it. Although, it may not be all that I asked for, it IS, however, exactly what I need. And if it is more than I need, He puts someone in my life to share it with. God is good at that – knowing it all!
Pastor Ken spoke of God’s legacy of relationships: His relationship with His son, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. The relationship He wants us to have with Jesus and the Holy Spirit. It is all about a spiritual legacy and not the worldly legacy we leave.
I will be forever grateful to the people that left a spiritual legacy of the Grand Rapids Evangelical Free Church. Those people who looked forward and built the relationships that built this church. A church that has become a light in the darkness that brought me here. A church that changed my heart and brought me into a relationship with Jesus. A relationship that I had never imagined could be mine.
Now it is my turn to leave a spiritual legacy: a legacy that is not about me and my worldly belongings but about God and His desire to build His Kingdom and to use me and all that is mine for His purpose. It is hard to realize that all that I have is just “stuff” and it isn’t really mine! God gave me the knowledge, skills, abilities, aptitude and work ethic to earn all that I have. He decided that we would be born in the USA where we would be rich in so many ways.
I invite you, too, to join in this spiritual journey that we are on in this church. God is using us to be a light in this community. He is opening doors for others to see that light. He is changing hearts and He is building relationships that we can leave behind for the future.
What will be your spiritual legacy?
~Marilyn Isaac, Making Space for Change Campaign Chair