Saturday, September 26, 2009

Saturday's Song - Legacy

I really need to do a regular blog post one of these days I do have a few things to catch up on.

I started reading the book "Crazy Love: Overwhelmed By A Relentless God" by Francis Chan to participate with the Bloom Book Club and since I started late I've been trying to catch up (which isn't too hard since they are only covering a chapter a week and I started 2 weeks late).

But this last week I did Chapter 2 and the title of it is "You Might Not Finish This Chapter" and the author is speaking about we don't know when it is our time to go. I may not finish reading the chapter before I pass on or he may not finish writing the chapter before he passes on. To quote a few sentences it states:
"'s easy to think about today as just another day. An average day where you go about life concerned with your to-do-list, preoccupied by appointments, focused on family, thinking about your desires and needs. On the average day, we live caught up on ourselves. On the average day, we don't consider God very much. On the average day, we forget that our life truly is a vapor."

James 4:14 "How do you know what your life will be like tomorrow? Your life is like the morning fog-it's here a little while, then it's gone."

I know the Lord is really working on me and my priorities lately and making me realize the absence of time I spend with Him. I know that this whole lay off/absence of a job at this time, was in His plan for a reason...I'm starting to see one of those reasons.

The book club blog talked about this song and I thought so fitting for this weeks song. I want to leave a legacy.

Nichole Nordeman

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 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 lengthly list of all that I enjoy
It's an accumulating trinket and a treasure pile
Where moth and rust, thieves and such will soon enough 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 think you may be interested in reading this book, I highly recommend it and I've heard that the first 5 chapters can be read online at

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