“We make a living by what we get.  We make a life by what we give.”                   Winston Churchill

What is your legacy?  Do you have a great fortune to leave your children?  Will you be thought well of when you die? What will you be remembered for?  Have you accomplished great things in your life?  Did you make an impact on others by your good deeds?  Were you always thinking of others and putting them first?  Be honest now.  When that final day of judgment comes, what is your defense going to be?

Will you stand before the throne of God and say, “I deserve to go to heaven because I led a good life.” or “I thought of others and gave to charities when I had the money to do so.  Doesn’t that count for something?” The day of reckoning is coming soon.  Are we prepared for that day?

In Matthew 25, Jesus talks about that day and how to prepare for it.  His parable of the ten virgins showed the importance of being ready for the coming of the bridegroom.  The parable of the talents talks about using the master’s talents with wisdom.  He wraps it up by talking about the king who bases judgment on what his servants did for others without even knowing it.  Our deeds are a small part of our Christian walk, because they are result of what Christ has done for us.  We do for others, in gratitude for the blessings given us through Jesus’ death and resurrection.

When the sheep and goats are separated on that final day, God will make His  judgment based not on what we’ve accomplished – not our good deeds – not our charity towards others – not our pure hearts or minds – but on the price paid for our ransom.  That price was the holy precious blood of His only begotten Son.  This was God’s plan from the beginning.  His love endures forever and when we learn to trust in Him for everything, He gives us the gift of eternal life.  He will also make our life here on earth a blessing to others.  In the end, God wins and so do we.





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As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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11 Responses to WHAT WE LEAVE BEHIND

  1. fromianscorner says:

    Never thought of it like that, Kathy. Thank you 🙂

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  2. YoungKody says:

    Very nice article 🙂

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  3. Wally Fry says:

    There you have it folks. The Gospel. Nicely said my friend.

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  4. Salvageable says:

    Very well written. One thing about that parable that I hadn’t noticed until I heard it in a sermon: both the sheep and the goats are surprised. The sheep know that they are in the Kingdom only because of the grace of Christ, so they haven’t been keeping score of their good works. The goats, on the other hand, have been keeping score, and they think that they have done enough good works to enter the kingdom. J.

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  6. You always give us such nuggets of gold to ponder, dear Kathy! This is excellent! ❤️

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