TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
I don’t just love you today. You are My forever love. That means I don’t just love you, but those who come after you. Your heritage is My heritage and your legacy is My family. Love them well. Bring them to My table and we will eat together.
EXTENDING A LASTING LEGACY
Other than John 3:16, I would say this is the most quoted verse in the Bible, and mostly because it’s all about us:
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” – Jeremiah 29:11
The word “thoughts” is interchangeable with the word “plans.” Yup, God has a plan for you.
He wants you to have great hope for where your life will end up. Not just great hope for Him showing up where you’re at right now, but God wants you to have great hope for where your life will finally finish.
Here’s what’s real: Paupers and people who are dirt poor only think about how they can survive. Rich people and kings worry about their legacy – what they will leave behind to enrich future generations.
Now, I’m not talking about money. I’m talking about identity. If you are a king, you are somebody who is supposed to constantly consider your bloodline and your legacy. Are your kids saved and walking with the Lord? Is your marriage a rock-solid example? Is your work ethic strong and your business dealings full of integrity? Are you a person known for kindness, truth and generosity?
And here’s the biggie: Are you a drop-dead, sold-out Jesus freak who is passionately in love with God? You should be.
The Kingdom should be better off because you are trusted with it, and you have to be intentional about that. You have to purpose yourself to be a lasting example of Jesus to others. It’s not easy, but it is worth it. Get with the plan. Be an influence that extends right thinking, hope, and a lasting legacy to the next generation.
His descendants will be mighty on earth; The generation of the upright will be blessed. – Psalm 112:2
FROM MY SERMON SERIES EPIC