Have you had your Joy Juice today? The joy of the Lord is fresh every day, but it is something that you can pass down from generation to generation.
One of my heart’s greatest passions is to leave a legacy of joy. To teach and speak and live a genuine life which radiates the joy of the Lord. I’m sure that many of you have that same desire. How do we leave this kind of legacy for our children and grandchildren? The kind of legacy that can be passed along to generations to come?
Dennis and Barbara Rainey wrote a beautiful article entitled “Five Essentials to Leaving a Legacy that will Outlive You”. Number one on their list is something that certainly should be our top priority:
· Fear the Lord and obey Him.
Your legacy begins in your heart, in your relationship with God. Psalm 112:1-2 reads: "How blessed is the man who fears the LORD, Who greatly delights in His commandments. His descendants will be mighty on earth; The generation of the upright will be blessed."
Many of us have wonderful memories of our grandparents. If you were blessed with Godly, Christian parents and grandparents, you need to thank the Lord daily for the example they lived out before you. Though none of us is perfect, the important thing is that the truths of scripture be taught and applied on a consistent basis. Lay a foundation of joy for future generations to build upon.
Be passionate about leaving your own personal legacy….a legacy of joy in the Lord!