There is a rock that is in my parents driveway. It is the shape of a long bumpy oval that is split in half. It is a height of maybe 6 inches max. When I was little- I would stand on that rock, look out over the hill our house was at the top of onto the mountains and the valleys in front of me. I felt as though I could conquer the world. I tried many times to dig up this rock. My dad wouldn't be very happy to know that a majority of my time spent outside was digging up large rocks in our drive way (but if anyone tells him, I will insist the rain dug them up!) As you can imagine, digging up large rocks was not very good for our car. This rock was different- no matter how much I dug- there was simply no end to this rock... I eventually gave up.
Although that rock was not man made- it was created a long time ago- it is still serving its purpose today. I doubt when the rock exsisted 100 years ago, it was used as a speed bump for a Ford Explorer or an Oldsmobile.
In day 23 I talked about leaving a legacy for those who come after us. It is possible to leave a large legacy in money, wealth, and... stuff. But after you are gone- will anyone remember you for your stuff? I honestly think it is much more important to leave a legacy of faith. Money isn't forever, but a relationship with God IS.
But when we are thinking about creating a legacy of faith- the question arises... what are you doing about it? What are you physically DOING to show others about your faith?
Let me ask you a question?
How many hours this week have you :
spent on the internet? spent reading books, newspapers, or magazines? watching TV?
What about reading your Bible?
It is absolutely true that a relationship can only grow with time together. I know for myself- my answer is grim. I am not in the Word of God nearly as much as the others. What kind of legacy is growing there? That I love to read? That is not a bad legacy- but is it one that will last?
What about you- what legacy are you actively creating right now?