Leaving a legacy – Part 2

Session 11 | Episode 2

Pursuing personal growth in Christ.

Building a legacy of destiny, in the first place, requires pursuing personal growth in Christ.

To raise a godly family, starts with my being a godly husband and father or a godly wife and mother.

Spiritual maturity does not come naturally. It takes a decision of the will to want to grow and then a lot of consistent dedication.

Teachability is crucial! A person’s teachability determines his capacity to learn!

A God honoring character should be our aim. D L Moody said: “If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of itself!”

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God - this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is - his good, pleasing and perfect will.

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God - this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is - his good, pleasing and perfect will.

In Rom 12:1 and 2 we are encouraged to be transformed by the renewing of our minds in order to know what God’s good and perfect will is. We have to read and study God’s Word!

As we pursue growing towards Christlikeness, we should be prepared to face a variety of obstacles and challenges.

You must be prepared to persist through discouragement when there is a lack of appreciation in spite of your efforts to do what is right. There is no worthwhile alternative for doing the right thing. There are always alternatives, but they come at an unacceptable price.

Remember, we don’t get the marriage we wish for. We get the marriage we work for!

Also remember, God will honor your faithfulness.

“His master said to him: ‘Well done, good and faithful slave; you were faithful with a few things, I will put you in charge of many things; enter into the joy of your master.”  – Matthew 25:23.

Faithfulness is a sign of good character – Godly character.

Next time we will consider the commitment to love one another.   

Presented by

Quintus Swanepoel

Quintus Swanepoel

Quintus Swanepoel practiced as an attorney for 12 years after graduating from the University of Pretoria. After attending a Campus Crusade for Christ conference he realised that God is the architect of marriage and that He has a plan for successful marriage. This led to the fact that he and Isolde joined Campus Crusade for Christ on a full-time basis to work with FamilyLife in order help raise the standard of marriage relationships.

Quintus Swanepoel

Quintus Swanepoel

Quintus Swanepoel practiced as an attorney for 12 years after graduating from the University of Pretoria. After attending a Campus Crusade for Christ conference he realised that God is the architect of marriage and that He has a plan for successful marriage. This led to the fact that he and Isolde joined Campus Crusade for Christ on a full-time basis to work with FamilyLife in order help raise the standard of marriage relationships.

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