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  • Betty A. Burnett

What Will Your 2022 Legacy Be?

Before going into today’s message, this is a testimony of an answered prayer. For years, my prayer partners and I have been praying regularly for my nephew whom most of the family has not seen in seven years.

• Two days ago, a prayer partner and I were praying for some people and my nephew was included. I asked the Lord to allow my nephew to show up so someone in the family would be able to see him.

• Lo and behold another nephew texted me with a picture of him and his brother. I was amazed how quickly it happened, although some of us were praying for years, but we did not give up.

Part of the message yesterday

• Knock and it will be opened to you. This means to be persistent in prayer. It has nothing to do with a lack of faith. There are different types of prayers and circumstances are different. We do not stop praying because the answer has not come. This was a desire, and it was God’s will.

Today’s Message

• This is something that needs to be seriously considered about our lives before the new year comes if we live to see it.

• What kind of impression (legacy) or long-lasting impact took place in your life in 2022? The way you lived made a difference in somebody’s life. The question is, did you allow your light to shine so bright (Matthew 5:16)? Or, when others saw you, they were not able to tell if you were – ‘Quote’ “On the Lord’s side or the devil’s side.”

• Were you trying to live a double life which is not possible? You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the Lord’s table and of the table of demons (1 Corinthians 10:21). Plus, a doubleminded person is unstable in all his ways (James 1:8).

• Will people say this about you? That person talked about the Lord, but the way they carried themselves was totally different. Will someone say like I too have said, “I’m not going to “Such and Such” church the way I see some of those people act.

• Back in the day they would say: “Every tub has to sit on its own bottom” or “Judgment day is coming”

• The bottom line is this, we cannot allow what someone does or doesn’t do affect our walk with Christ, because it is a personal relationship. Each of us has to stand before Christ for ourselves, not for someone else (2 Corinthians 5:10). No excuses! Our lives will be exposed and judged by Christ.

• Since God has a plan, why not allow His will to be fulfilled. The first step is repentance (1 John 1:8-9) for all of us; none of us are perfect and we live in these flesh bodies that are sinful (Romans 7:18).

Let’s purpose to start 2023 with a clean slate, if the Lord allows us to see it.

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