Passion



Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)


Thursday, October 04, 2007

Love


I asked someone "What is the greatest thing about you, and why?"
Some people answer something about the way they look.

So, since I asked them, I asked myself, "What is the greatest thing about you, and why?"

I love big. That's the greatest thing about me. Even before I was saved, I loved big, but I had issues so I had a hard time forgiving, but once held tight (and hugging back) in the arms of God, my love got even bigger. And forgiveness got easier.

Then... I was listening to a song by Nichole Nordeman, Legacy. What's your legacy, Margie?

Here's the words (I wish I could Youtube it, but you'll have to do that yourself)

I don't mind if you've got something nice to say about me
And I enjoy an accolade like the rest
You could take my picture and hang it in a gallery
Of all the who's who and so-n-so's that used to be the best
At such 'n such...it wouldn't matter much

I won't lie, it feels alright to see your name in lights
We all need an "Atta boy" or "Atta girl"
But in the end I'd like to hang my hat on more besides
the temporary trappings of this world

I want to 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?
I want to leave an offering
A child of mercy and grace who blessed Your name unapologetically
And leave that kind of legacy

I don't have to look too far or too long awhile
To make a lengthy list of all that I enjoy
It's an accumulating trinket and a treasure pile
Where moth and rust, thieves and such will soon destroy

Not well traveled, not well read, not well-to-do or well bred
Just want to hear instead, "Well done" good and faithful one

If you knew me 5-10 years ago, my legacy was that I could kick your butt, take your name (not give it back) and maybe even eat your lunch. I could be so mean! And now, I wonder, for all those I left in the aftermath, if I could change their perception. I wish I could let them see The Light I live in. I wish they could feel God's love through me.

I think loving is so much better. I am so much happier, though I still have 'my' days, 'my' days are less and less, and those lived in 'Christ' days are more and more. It's not about what I get, though my prayers seem to be answered, big ones and even small ones like Diet Pepsi and ice cream when I turn corners after just saying "I really would like..." I wonder why people don't see the blessings I get and want to live a life in Christ. Sure, it may seem like I give a lot of my time to others but honestly, I feel like I get more blessings than I give.

Pastor J once said in a sermon that if we are living in the will of God, hell itself can't stop us. I've repeated that more times I can tell you. Pastor Clark last night said "some things, most things don't matter but living by the Word of God, is the most important thing, and if we don't we're in a heap of trouble". Can I get an 'Amen'?

James 1:25 But the man who looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues to do this, not forgetting what he has heard, but doing it—he will be blessed in what he does.

So... at the end of the day, I hope my legacy is that I love. I hope that when you (and others) think of me you see the legacy I live isn't about me, I hope it points high and bright to The Light I live in, the one given to me by a God who loves me more than I deserve, it's The Light of Christ.

Duet 11:13 So if you faithfully obey the commands I am giving you today—to love the LORD your God and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul-

P.S. If you look up the word 'love' in biblegateway it's mentioned 697 times.

2 comments:

KayMac said...

what a great legacy!

Sara said...

the greatest of all gifts is love; and all done in its absence is empty. xos