A Great Prayer to Start Your Workday

If you’re looking for a great prayer to start your workday, one that will set you up to be truly Spirit led all day long, you’ve come to the right blog post.

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Before we talk about that particular prayer, I thought I’d share 8 things I have learned and believe to be true about prayer.

Mark Richt Leaving a Legacy

Some men leave a legacy while they’re still on this earth.  Georgia Football Coach Mark Richt is one of those men.

For that reason I want to dedicate this “Legacy” post to him, but I really want to shine the light on Jesus, inspire you, and show you how you can live an amazing and meaningful life when you’re a “bulldog for Jesus”.

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Though I’m not a huge football fan, I’ve always admired Mark Richt.

I lived in Georgia for several years and knew of his success as a winning coach.

Live Long and Prosper

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I was saddened to hear of the passing of Leonard Nimoy, know by millions as “Spock” from the Star Trek TV series and movies.

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I’ve always been a fan of Star Trek and the Spock character in particular.  I’m not afraid to admit that I actually attended a Star Trek convention once in Minneapolis!

I wanted to write a “Legacy” post for Leonard Nimoy, but I wanted it to have spiritual relevance and not just talk about how cool Star Trek is or about the fact that Nimoy made several albums in the ’70’s including a song about Bilbo Baggins.

After a brief search online it appears that Nimoy was a practicing jew, which tells me that he knew part of God’s plan for humanity.  I hope that he came to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ before he died.

Famous People Who Are Christian

I thought I would share some videos and articles I’ve come across of famous people who have given themselves to Jesus.  Some you may already know are Christians, some may be a surprise.

I think you can tell listening to each one of them that the legacy they’re most concerned with is related to their relationship with Jesus, not their earthly fame.

Be inspired…

Brian Welch from Korn

Sylvester Stalone

Bono (I love the confidence he exhibits when the scoffing interviewer asks him questions about his faith)

Stephen Baldwin

The Robertsons

Josh Hamilton

Tony Dungy

Joe Gibbs

Scott Hamilton

Kathy Ireland

Darrell Waltrip

Aaron Rogers

Colt McCoy

Andre Iguodala

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Chuck Colson Born Again Leaves a Powerful Legacy

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Chuck Colson

Chuck Colson

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Do you want to leave a positive, powerul legacy but are disappointed with what you’ve done with your life so far?

The good news is that Jesus can do amazing things with one life no matter what He’s got to work with up to that point.

That was certainly true for my life, and I was reminded of another powerful example of this recently when I saw the story of Chuck Colson in the movie “Born Again” through ChristianCinema.com.

“How Will I Be Remembered?”

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Here’s the Answer to “Will I Be Remembered Well?” – Photo courtesy of Andy Newson/FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Have you ever asked yourself “Will I be remembered?” or “How will I be remembered?”

How will I be remembered by my friends, family, and coworkers?

When others think about me and my life, will they think of Jesus?

Will my life have directed others to myself, to Jesus, to someone or something else, or to nothing at all?

These are all questions I’ve thought about from time to time.

As I’ve written “Leaving a Legacy” posts about the passing of people I’ve known, warriors for the Lord; each time, I’ve personally reflected on these questions.

Last December, when I heard about the passing of Nelson Mandela, someone who’s life I’ve followed with interest over the years, I thought about these questions.

Recently, I left a job I’d been in for a number of years and thought about whether I would be remembered by my coworkers as well as how I would be remembered.

Not Dying Alone

Photo Courtesy of God taken by David Hilgendorf

Photo Courtesy of God taken by David Hilgendorf

This is a story about leaving a legacy and not dying alone.

Recently I asked a colleague how he was doing on a rare Sunday morning when I was required to work.

I certainly didn’t expect his response.  He said he was tired because his mother-in-law had died the night before.

Stirred to Action – First Entry in “Leaving a Legacy”

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Stirred to Action – First Entry in “Leaving a Legacy” – Lanner Falcon by Christo Kruger from 500px

Have you ever been stirred to action by the death of someone?

This happened to me in 2011 when someone close to me died.  At the time I had just started writing a blog and his death led to me writing this in the “About” page of my blog guysforjesus.com.  I can’t say that I followed up on everything I was feeling when I wrote these comments, but it has reminded me of how impactful death can be to us and how it can motivate us to make changes, important changes.  It can jar us from a state of complacency and turn  our eyes toward eternal things.

With the post I decided to create a new category on the blog called “Leaving a Legacy” to be focused on lessons we can learn from the death of others.  It’s not a light hearted topic, but I believe it’s an important one and also doesn’t necessarily have to be a cause for sadness.