Number 30 – List 10 things you hope to be remembered for.
Today is the last day in the series for my kids. It’s been so worthwhile for me to write these and I hope it’s been enjoyable to read. Tomorrow I will be starting a new series. I’ve learned that I really look forward to blogging when I have something structured to post, and I have really appreciated the comments and encouragement from some of my readers (verbally or written). So often I have no idea who reads this but I have been truly humbled to see that in the last month, I’ve had over 1,200 visitors and more than 2,500 page-views. I don’t know who you all are, but I would love to interact more with you!
This final question is a tough one, because I’d like to be remembered for a lot of things but I probably don’t possess half the qualities that I’d like to in order for that to happen. So the answer requires a lot of reflection. Well, without adieu, here it goes in no particular order:
- Faith in Jesus Christ. I hope that everyone I meet will be able to see how deeply I am grateful for being chosen by God to receive mercy and forgiveness (1 Peter 2:9). My prayer is that I would be remembered for living out my faith and imparting truth to others so they, too, may attain grace through faith alone. (Romans 3:21-26; Ephesians 2:8-10)
- A Wife of Respect and Submission. There’s such a controversy with this phrase but I desire to do what God has called me to do as a Christian wife, to respect, honor & love my husband by submitting to his headship in our family. Hopefully, my kids will see this as a clear example of the relationship between Christ and the church. (Ephesians 5:22-33; Colossians 3:18; 1 Peter 3:1-7)
- Raising Godly Children. May we leave a legacy of faith as we teach our children about the Lord. Lord-willing, they will follow Jesus in faith and do mighty things for the Kingdom! (Deuteronomy 6:4–9; Proverbs 22:6; Ephesians 6:4)
- Proclaiming Truth. May my life be marked by evidence of my faith through the retelling of the gospel to everyone I meet. May Jesus bring people to faith through words or actions that I display, not for my glory but for His and for their forgiveness. (Exodus 9:16; Psalm 40:5; 1 John 1:3-5)
- Love. Showing love toward everyone I meet, whether they are friends or not. May I grow in having a softened heart and in displaying character traits that mirror the love He’s shown to me. (Romans 12:9-21; Ephesians 5:1-21)
- Generosity. Giving of myself and my resources for the purpose of furthering the Kingdom of God and enabling others to praise Him for His faithfulness and providence. Thankfully, both Paul & I believe it is our responsibility to support ministries and missionaries to enable growth of the Church as well as to reach out into our communities ourselves. (2 Corinthians 8:1-5; 2 Corinthians 9:12-14)
- Walking in Freedom. Being free to be who I am, knowing that I am not perfect but that God is working on me & that His work will be complete someday. (Philippians 1:6; Galatians 5:1-14)
- Fruit of the Spirit. May I continue to learn to die to the flesh so I can display the fruit of the One whom I call my Lord: Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. I desire to grow in all of these. (Galatians 5:22-26)
- Strength in conviction. May I have wisdom and discernment in pursuits that I make so as to flee from temptation and walk in the way of the Light. (1 Thessalonians 1:2-10; 1 Timothy 6:11-12; 2 Timothy 2:21-23)
- Resilient in Suffering. May I show a trust in God and a strength in faith that all things, sufferings included, work for good even if I cannot see it. (Romans 8:16-18; 2 Corinthians 1:3-5; Philippians 3:7-11; 1 Peter 3:8-22 and 4:12-14)
Would you like to participate in the “30 Things” series?
There is a link party on the index page of this series, you can add your link at any time this month. I would truly enjoy reading about you!