When I Die

1 Chronicles 29:28

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? 

About the Author
Fred McKinnon, Worship Artist, Pianist, Producer. Husband to Joy, Father of Jon Michael, Will, Rebekah, and Andrew. Lives on St. Simons Island, GA.

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