God's Invitation Awaits

Living the Home Run Life ultimately gives the glory to God.
A few years ago, singer songwriter Nichole Nordeman wrote a popular song titled “Legacy”. She sings about how nice it is to hear people say good things about her songs and goes on to say that everyone needs to hear an “atta boy or atta girl”, but that she wanted to hang her hat on more than the “temporary trappings of this world”. In the next verse, she writes about the questions we think about when it comes to the impact that we want to leave on the world.  Do 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.

A true legacy that lasts is one that points people to Jesus. “That’s our calling– to be a force for God and for good.” While baseball was the analogy, it’s just a way to see the behavior and plans of our loving God, and how to live for Him each day. The tragedy is that we could get all the way around the bases and actually miss the point—the glory to Him with every step! The truth is that after we’ve made it around every base, our foot needs to hit the bag at home base again to give Him thanks, praise and glory (Psalm 106:1). Then we do it again, and again, and again and again. That’s winning the diamond life.

So, what are we waiting for? We have all that we need to score big, to bring lives to Christ and to do it all to bring glory to God’s name.

READ, THINK and LIVE… Read and apply the Bible.
The apostle Paul told us how to achieve a life with eternal significance.
Question: What are the do’s and don’ts contained in this verse? What does Paul say will be the result of following this advice?

Romans 12:2 (New Living Translation)

Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.

Answer:
This verse inspired Kevin Myers to find God’s pattern for living and then eventually write the book Home Run. Think back over the series—what is one lesson that inspired you or helped you to know and better understand God’s will for you? What will you do as a result?

PRAY… God, what do you want me to know and do?

Ask God to show you how your time, energies, gifts and talents could be used to make a bigger impact on His kingdom than you ever thought they could.
Jan Tanis
Jan Tanis

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3 comments:

  1. Hi Jan, this is very timely and a great lesson. Thank you for sharing. Hope you are doing well and enjoying your time off. Miss you and hope you have a nice weekend.
    Prayers for you. Hugs, CM

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  2. Morning, Jan! Love these lessons! I've been thinking of you and hoping you're doing well and life is making a little more sense. Take care, sweet friend.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  3. Hello Jan. Wonderful lessons for all. I hope you are feeling well and are happy. Take care....Hugs, Linda

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