“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the door frames of your houses and on your gates.” –Deuteronomy 6:5-9
Towards the end of Mr. Myer’s memorial service the other day, the family had an open mic so that people could come up and share ways that Mr. Myers had impacted them. It was incredible to hear all of the stories that these people had. The take home point for me was that even though he was never someone really “big” in the world’s eyes, he left such a legacy through his actions and the family he led.
Throughout the open mic time, countless people said that Mr. Myers had touched them by just being an encouragement, while others said the thing that stood out to them was how he was always willing to help. However, he was most often described as “overflowing with Christ.” Over and over again, people got up front and said how full of the Spirit Mr. Myers was. His love for Christ was contagious, and the Spirit truly flowed out of Him.
What a great characteristic to have once you’re gone. When we die, the thing that we will leave behind is our legacy. Will your legacy be centered around earthly possessions, or will it be centered around living for Christ?
We don’t have to be the President or even a pastor to leave a Godly legacy. Leave a Godly legacy by following Christ wherever He calls. Leave a legacy by spending time in the Word of God. Leave a legacy by being unashamed of the Gospel.