Wednesday, January 14 2009
What do you want your legacy to be? When your eulogy is delivered, what do you want to be said? This may sound a bit morbid, but I imagine all of us think about it at sometime. Do you want said that he (or she) was a nice person that made everyone smile or a when they entered the room they were the life of the party? Do you want to be remembered for giving or receiving? When you life is over, is it enough that you are remembered by the next generation or that you put some mark on society that will last for generations to come. Obviously, these are rhetorical questions that are only going to be answered at some point in the future.
In my studies today, I came across something that caught my attention. Of course, I have read this particular scripture before, but today it grabbed me. It is not a well known or often quoted scripture, but a compliment to a man that obviously stood tall in the ministry. He was a generous man with patience that helped restore a young minister that had made some mistakes. Luke, the writer of Acts, gave Barnabas a wonderful compliment that speaks to all generation when he wrote...
Acts 11:24 For he was a good man, and full of the Holy Ghost and of faith: and much people was added unto the Lord.
Barnabas' legacy will forever be set with a compliment from Luke. He has set the standard for the ministry to follow and I hope that someday that people will remember me as a good man, full of the Holy Ghost and that many people were added because God used me.