1 April 2014
The question – “how will i be remembered?'” motivates many of us.
You see famous tycoons having university halls and campuses named after them because they donated toward their construction. You hear of crazy stunts being achieved in the guinness world records. We watch athletes, actors, singers, musicians, all competing and hoping to be recognized and stand out from the rest – so that they will be remembered. Our sport idols, music idols and all will be immortalized because of what they did in their life time. Elvis Presley, Bruce Lee, Michael Jackson, to name a few. There is something exciting and fulfilling about the thought that something permanent and eternal to our names will live on past our lives on earth.
But in a sense, this will happen no matter how we choose to live our lives. Because we believe our spirits will live for eternity (whether or not we put our faith in Jesus), our actions now are recorded and permanently sealed in the books kept by God.
“And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books.” Revelation 20:12
These books contain every deed done by us and others and will out last every single earthly record created – whether on university walls or halls of fame. When this day comes, the question “how will i be remembered?” will take on a completely new dimensional significance. I pray that my name is found in the book of life.
For if we lose focus on the ultimate place of record that matters by focusing too much on what legacy we can create here on earth, the less prepared we will be on the day every book kept by God is opened.
Lord Jesus, you are the perfector and protector of my faith. I pray that i do not fall away but am constantly walking in the light. I pray for awareness in my waking hours that my destination and name is not entrenched in anything here on earth, but is kept in secret by my Father in heaven. Lord, may you protect and sanctify my name and may i be found in purity on the day through the blood of Jesus.