DVO June 16, 2019

Title: Leaving a Legacy

Scripture: I Tim. 4:12-16 – Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity. 13 Till I come, give attention to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine. 14 Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you by prophecy with the laying on of the hands of the eldership. 15 Meditate on these things; give yourself entirely to them, that your progress may be evident to all. 16 Take heed to yourself and to the doctrine. Continue in them, for in doing this you will save both yourself and those who hear you.

Throughout scripture we see examples of those who recognized the necessity to pour into someone else. We see Jethro who encouraged Moses and then Moses who encouraged Joshua. Also, we see Naomi and Ruth, and we also see Paul’s relationship with Timothy.

The idea of mentoring and encouraging someone else is so necessary especially today. When we consider how much we have been given in teaching and instruction, the idea is that we in turn pour that into the life of someone else by teaching and example. God invests in us so that we can invest in someone else. Titus 2 instructs the older women to teach the younger woman. Every man should have a Timothy in their life. There should be someone we are encouraging and pouring into so that they can in turn do the same.

The idea of leaving a legacy means that I impacted someone and prayerfully more than one person. What God has shown me, I have shown someone else. If the Body of Christ could understand that, many young people could be encouraged, marriages could be encouraged and someone who may have fallen can be helped up. The idea of making disciples, Matt. 28:19-20, is done by investment. We share and we encourage.

When God says my time is done, there should be someone who says that person invested in me and I am where I am because of them. Seek God today to show you who you can invest in. It’s sooo important!!

Prayer – Father forgive us for not sharing what you have shared with us. Help us to get out of self and move toward someone else. There is a generation that needs our investment. Thank you for the privilege. In Jesus Name, Amen

(by Min. Rob Mosley)