I am beginning to appreciate the quietness and alone time that I get to spend while editing. I am left alone with my thoughts, funny memories, smiley faces on the other side of the screen and the opportunity to exercise my creativity. I also love that I can listen to music, which perks me up and helps time pass by quickly. I LOVE music, and if you saw my playlist, it would include all the genres….everything from Black Eye Peas to Stevie Wonder (I love me my Stevie!). I just came across the song “Legacy” by Nichole Nordeman and it instantly struck a chord with my heart. Her lyrics completely spoke to my heart and the state that it is currently in. I’ve been through so much spiritually, emotionally and mentally this past year and I am so grateful for the grace God has shown me through all these hard times. My heart is at times overwhelmed by God’s grace, I can’t help but want to share it and be a reflection of it. I love that he changed a hurt heart, into one that is willing to love even when it is not reciprocated, forgive, even when it is undeserved, give, even when it is not received, and grow, even when there is suffering.
These words, “I want to leave a legacy, How will they remember me? Did I choose to love? Did I point to You enough, To make a mark on things? I want to leave an offering , A child of mercy and grace who blessed your name unapologetically, And leave that kind of legacy.” …are straight from the depths of my heart and reflect the way I choose to live my life….no matter if it is received or not. It’s the heart, it’s the intention, it’s the act of love, it’s the mercy, and the selflessness demonstrated that is important. It’s the little things that count, so cliche, but so true. This is the strength and will that God has given me, which I intend on being obedient to. I thirst to hear at the end of my legacy, “Well done, good and faithful servant.” (Matthew 25:21)
Please listen to these words....
I don't mind if you've got something nice to say about me
And I enjoy an accolade like the rest
You could take my picture and hang it in a gallery
Of all who's who and so-n-so's that used to be the best
At such'n'such ... it wouldn't matter much
I won't lie, it feels alright to see your name in lights
We all need an 'Atta boy' or 'Atta girl'
But in the end I'd like to hang my hat on more besides
The temporary trappings of this world
I want to leave a legacy
How will they remember me?
Did I choose to love? Did I point to You enough
To make a mark on things?
I want to leave an offering
A child of mercy and grace who
blessed your name unapologetically
And leave that kind of legacy
I don't have to look too far or too long awhile
To make a lengthly list of all that I enjoy
It's an accumulating trinket and a treasure pile
Where moth and rust, thieves and such will soon enough destroy
Not well traveled, not well read, not well-to-do or well bred
Just want to hear instead, "Well Done" good and faithful one...