What will the books say about us when we die?Â Â 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.Â he lived a nice, long life:Â Â 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.Â How can I ask God to bless me with long life when I abuse the temple, my body?
2.Â riches:Â some will be offended that I’d like to die with riches.Â It’s very difficult to be a financial blessing to others when you’re broke.Â It’s very difficult to “leave an inheritance for your children’s children” when you’re broke.Â I believe in prosperity.Â 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.Â honor:Â more than riches, or even long life, I want to die with honor on my name.Â Not reproach.Â Not regret.Â Honor.
4.Â family legacy:Â 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.Â I want these same blessings to carry over into their life.
What about you?Â