What will the books say about us when we die? How will we be remembered?
There are a few things I’m observing in the reflection of King David’s death that inspire me:
1. he lived a nice, long life: my first thought is how I don’t take care of my physical body, I don’t exercise as I should, and stuff my body with unhealthy foods. How can I ask God to bless me with long life when I abuse the temple, my body?
2. riches: some will be offended that I’d like to die with riches. It’s very difficult to be a financial blessing to others when you’re broke. It’s very difficult to “leave an inheritance for your children’s children” when you’re broke. I believe in prosperity. Not in the “name it/claim it” excess that treats God like a cosmic vending machine, certainly not … but I do believe that He is willing to bless those who live by His principles of stewardship and who He can trust to be generous in return.
3. honor: more than riches, or even long life, I want to die with honor on my name. Not reproach. Not regret. Honor.
4. family legacy: I don’t care if my children take over a business I may own … but I do want to pass a legacy on to them … of reigning in the Kingdom. I want these same blessings to carry over into their life.
What about you?