How does truth fit into our deliberate action plan to reclaim our legacy? I believe that we live in a generation that is struggling to rediscover the timeless reality that we all pass on a legacy. The only real legacy we have to pass on to our children is a legacy of truth: Truth about life; truth about God; truth that we invest into their future to give them hope.
Rather than just living day to day for life’s fleeting pleasures, a legacy-minded man or woman deliberately considers life as a gift not to be wasted. Don’t you think that the really important things of life are deliberately developed and ‘invested’ in the light of a multi-generational perspective? This is what seems to be missing so often today. If you are investing for a future dividend, it has to be invested beyond your own limited vision of what you can do now and in the near future. It’s going to be invested in light of the next generation.
Looking at the culture of our generation, everywhere I turn I see dysfunction and distortion in all the areas of our legacy. When we think of the foundational things that constitute our legacy, what is more foundational than truth? This is basic to our character. But truth is thought by many to be ambiguous, variable or even irrelevant. So I’ll ask the timeless question: What is truth? (more…)
I wanted to write a personal little Christmas letter to all four of my dear kids and 10 grandkids.
Would you agree that Christmas ought to be far more exciting than the ‘tinsel-town’ fluff that’s typically merchandized so heavily in our desensitized, fast-paced society?
I wanted my own kids to get this clearly so they would help my grandkids to personally know the One for whom the original Santa Claus sacrificed his life… but you all might like to use it yourselves in sharing this Christmas season in a life-changing way. You could even gather your little ones around you to read this short review of how we got some of our Christmas traditions.
Today’s Western world is so monopolized by highly marketed big business and the secularized ‘lame-stream’ media that it’s completely understandable how the true origins of Christmas and many of its colorful traditions have been stolen and hijacked. (more…)
How to have delight in the Lord and experience His providential guidance
What really counts for achieving the success, the goals, aspirations and dreams that God has put in your heart for your life?
“Without passion, purpose and persistence, no amount of confidence talent and ability will lead to outstanding success.” (Hilton Johnson, business Trainer)
The only thing I might add to that statement is the phrase, “in anything.”
King Solomon wisely advised,
“Whatever you do, do it with thy might.” That means, put your strength into it. Put your passion and heart into it. My father taught me one of my most memorable impressions, saying: “If you’re going to do anything, do it well.”
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Remember that the Apostle Paul also said:
“Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men.”
Does that mean, “with all your heart?” Do you think that suggests we should do what we choose to do with ‘gusto’ and vitality as well as with vibrancy and energy? Where are you going to get that? It’s vital for us to identify what the deep-down desire in our heart from God really is. When you know there is something bubbling up from your inner most being, that God is giving you a passion to do, and if you pursue that, it will make all the difference in the world. And that’s the key to provide the energy that will make a difference in your daily work. Whatever it is that you do, find something in it that will give you delight in doing it. Even if you’re in a difficult situation, just think of others in the world you may have heard about who face difficulty. Is it possible for them to have Godly passion and delight in the midst of their trying circumstances? If it weren’t we would understandably tend to be hopeless. But I’m reminded of the story of Viktor Frankl. He reported after he was released from a Nazi concentration camp for Jewish people during World War II that he discovered there was one thing his captors could not take away from him – the freedom to exercise his own attitude. Here are some of his quotes. (more…)