As I shared here, there's a lot of junk in my past that I'm not proud of.
But when I walk in the grace of God's forgiveness
I'm free to dream about wonderful things:
like the fact that I will be a Grandma for the first time
around Mother's Day next year.
And I've begun to wonder
what kind of legacy will I leave for my children?
And now, my grandbaby?
The Holy Spirit reminds me that He is still at work in me,
that I am His beloved work-in-progress.
And He gives me this word of encouragement:
"Remember the faith of Timothy's mother and grandmother.
You, Karen, have that faith in Me.
Fan it to flame by spending time with Me."
I'm weak Lord!
He continues patiently,
"I did not give you a spirit of timidity,
but a spirit of power,
and of self-discipline."
[2 Timothy 1:5-7]
I want to be that kind of woman!
I want it to be said of me,
"She had faith in the Lord no matter what."
Nichole Nordeman's lyrics brought these thoughts to mind today:
I wanna leave a legacy.
How will they remember me?
Did I choose to love?
Did I point to You
enough to make a mark on things?
Wanna leave an offering.
Child of mercy and grace
who blessed Your name unapologetically
and leave that kind of legacy.
Just wanna hear, "Good and faithful servant!"
[the video is at the end of the post]
Thank You, Jesus, that You continue to draw me to Yourself.
Give me grace to grow in my faith today.
Grace and peace to you, friends!
Linking up with Iris & friends @ Thankful Thursday.