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On My Mind #33: What I Want Written on My Tomb

Recently our church hosted a marriage seminar.  It was called “Art of Marriage” and it was excellent.  The final session challenged couples to think about the legacy they will leave behind one day.  A sobering thought, yes, but it made me think about what I’d want on my tomb.

Here’s my best stab at it as of now:  “He had one identity.”

It is my sincere hope that in marriage, in relationships, in preaching, in every day life there would be little doubt left as to my identity.  I hope by the way I live, by the way I think, by the way decisions are made that little doubt would be left as to my identity.

We are told in the Bible that when we are in Christ we are a new creation.  The old has gone, the new has come.  I hope if my funeral were next week that there would be little doubt.  I hope if my funeral is at a natural time (say 50 years from now), that God would grow and mature me even more into a person who lived with sincere and single focus: to serve Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit.

That’s my prayer.  I can look back and be encouraged because God has grown me by leaps and bounds.  I hope and pray he’ll continue to do it.  And I pray everyone will continue to know for what purpose I live each and every day.

I don’t want any confusion about my identity.  What about you?

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