Thursday, February 14, 2013

Preparing for Easter ~ Mark of a Successful Life


[God...made a lasting mark through the sacrifice of Jesus. Hebrews 13:20 MSG
During this season of reflection and renewal, join me, and let's explore the visible evidence that identifies us as faithful followers of Jesus. Can others see Jesus in our lives? ~ Donna Oswalt]

Then Moses went up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, which is opposite Jericho. And the LORD showed him all the land. . . And the LORD said to him, “This is the land of which I swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, ‘I will give it to your offspring.’ I have let you see it with your eyes, but you shall not go over there. So Moses the servant of the LORD died there in the land of Moab according to the word of the LORD, and he was buried . . . but no one knows the place of his burial to this day. . . And there has not arisen a prophet since in Israel like Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face, none like him for all the signs and the wonders that the LORD sent him to do. . .for all the mighty power and all the great deeds. . . Moses did in the sight of all Israel. Deuteronomy 34:1-12 ESV

During my study of Moses in Bible Study Fellowship, our teaching leader, Lora Barlow, said, “The mark of a successful life is faithfulness to God’s call.” She continued, “Blessings are used to mark important rites of passage like birth, marriage, and death. Moses’ death was not marked by monuments but by the memory of his life lived in glory to God.” Thousands of years later, we still read the words he recorded about God, still tell his God-story. This gives me reason to pause as I wonder what my legacy will be.

  • Will I be remembered at all?
  • Will I be remembered for a life lived in glory to God?
Lord, You give my life meaning and purpose. You call me to respond. I long to leave a memory of Your Glory in my fingerprints each day! Not etched in some monument but by sharing Your Glory-moments, let this be my mark of a successful life. ~dho

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