Legacy, an inheritance, a gift bequeathed to others after a person's death.
There's an old adage that says, behind every great man there's a great woman. I know that's meant to be a complement, but quite honestly, I'm not buying it! Great women do not stand behind great men. They stand on the shoulders of other great women! And talking about great women...Tony Evans' family sure has a boat load. But if you look close enough you'll find some in your family too!
In week five's session, our study groups heard from First Lady, author, mother, and grandmother Dr. Lois Evans. She is the wife of Dr. Tony Evans and proud mother of Chrystal Evans Hurst the co-author of Kingdom Woman. She began with a poignant recollection of her mother and grandmother, great women in her life and encouraged us all to look deeply within ourselves to find that same greatness to pass on to others!
What an inspirational message! But wait a minute...did she really say there was greatness in me? Indeed she did because this greatness originated not in degrees, accomplishments or the accolades of man, not on circumstances but in a relationship! If you know Christ as Lord...You have an arranged, authorized, accrued, legal, literal, unconditional, everlasting, eternal official relationship with Greatness! You're already a Kingdom Woman! Christ's death bought it all for us. Our task is simply becoming more of who we already are positionally (Ephesians 2:10; I Peter 2:5; Galatians 3:26-29).
Take a look at this wonderful affirmation:
I KNOW WHO I AM!
I AM A KINGDOM WOMAN
I AM A CHILD OF THE KING
I AM ROYALTY
I HAVE ROYAL BLOOD FLOWING THROUGH MY VEINS
I KNOW WHO I AM!
Having a little trouble wearing that Kingdom crown? Encourage yourself with the blessings of Deuteronomy 28:1-10. You will find that fruitfulness and bountifulness is yours! Your enemies will be defeated and honor and respect for you will not be denied. There's but one condition...You must listen to and obey God's commands carefully. Trusting Him in total surrender! Not a bad deal is it?
Here's the point: When we die we're going to leave some kind of a legacy! Will it be heartache, turmoil, financial debts, some generational curse OR will it be faith, compassion, gratitude and perseverance? The choice is entirely up to you! (Prov. 13:22a)
Leaving a Legacy is simply this: To live today with Tomorrow in Mind! (From the book, Resolution for Women, by Priscilla Shirer)