Friday, March 02, 2012

Grandma’s Prayers

A friend of our daughter called saying that her Grandma died.  Her friend, through tears, said “Grandma prayed for me every day;  who is going to pray for me now?”  What a legacy Grandma left with her granddaughter – the legacy of a praying grandma.

I knew this Grandma; she was the wife of a World War II pilot, she lost a son in Viet Nam.  Her life was not easy but it was prayer dependent--dependent upon the Living God.
What legacy will we leave our family?  Is it a legacy of genuine love and caring displayed in God dependent intercessory prayer?  Or, are we leaving a legacy of feathering our own nest, building our own inflated reputation and status at the expense of demonstrating God’s genuine love to our families?

In Jeremiah 10:23 (NIV) it says, I know, O LORD, that a man's life is not his own; it is not for man to direct his steps.  Our life is not our own. 

God gives life and breath and everything else.  Acts 17:24-25 says:  "The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything, because he himself gives all men life and breath and everything else.

What legacy will our grandchildren have of us?  Will it be prayer warrior or that of a self-consumed person?  What a legacy; prayer warrior gone home to the arms of Jesus! 

May this be our legacy when it is all said and done.

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