Recent statistics claim that the average income in America is $65,000. Yet there is more discontent in America today than during the Great Depression of the 30’s! Pretty hard to believe when you see a low unemployment and the booming economy of the U.S. Why?
One of the greatest barriers to understanding the love of Jesus is shame.
You might want to call compassion the “wallpaper of Jesus’ soul” and the “contour of His heart”. Living the life in the Spirit that we share with our children is the most important Legacy we can leave, but explaining it is not easy.
Deep inside each of us, this feeling of shame affects all our words and actions in some way. If you deny it, your pride is getting in the way and you have only to go deeper to see the shame.site is true.
God never intended for any of us to be lonely or isolated from others. I know that the opposite is true.
Last Week I started a series of 7 questions you need to answer before you can leave a meaningful legacy to your children. Until you can answer these questions well, you will leave a paper-thin legacy that does not have the foundation to move through the generations.s to these seven questions:
I am in the process of writing another book on the seven secrets of a lasting Christian Legacy. Before any thought of leaving a legacy for your children, you might want to consider them because they are questions your children will want to know your answers for. Over the next 7 weeks, I am going to help you discover your answers to these seven questions:
Even the Roman historians talk about Jesus and his life on earth. The issue for most non-believers is the Resurrection. Is this important to our belief system? It is the most important fact of our faith! It is only the Christian God that became man and rose from the dead. Budda and Mohammed are dead. Joseph Smith is dead and the Jews are still waiting for a savior. So, the resurrection is the most pivotal event in history and source of all Christian belief.
Abe’s story is the story of God and his ownership of us. He created us and has bought us back at a heavy cost…the death of his son. This is the message of the Bible, but I want to share another message that might resonate more with our children, who in so many cases have rejected the first message.
One of the most challenging legacies to communicate to our children is how to model and share how God brings troubles in our lives to test our faith and build endurance and more joy. What an irony that is for someone who does not believe. Joy from trouble? Joy from pain? Children are prone to push back on that type of lesson unless they understand what Jesus is trying to teach us.