WOW!!! “THIS” was the message delivered during services at Anastasia Baptist Church in St. Augustine, FL, May 10-11, 2014. “Leaving a Lasting Legacy”… WOW!!! Think about that. REALLY THINK … think, Think, THINK. 😉
What kind of Legacy are “YOU” gonna leave behind? This weekend’s message was delivered by Rev. Rob Stone. WOW!!! HE IS AMAZING!!! AMAZING GRACE!!! Yep, and… HE WAS SPEAKING DIRECTLY TO “ME”!!! HA!!! DOUBLE HA, HA!!!
Seriously, Rev. Rob Stone is amazing!!! Very passionate!!! He will soon be leaving ABC’s College Ministry to become Minister at an area church, here in FL. Best wishes, Rev. Stone. YOU WILL BE MISSED!!!
Rev. Rob Stone made a statement that REALLY, REALLY struck me during service. He said that we shouldn’t wait to ask ourselves this question: “WHAT KIND OF A LEGACY AM I GONNA LEAVE?” Hhhmmm…folks, I can remember lying in bed as a child…my twin bed in the house on George St. in Fayette, OH… wondering if or how people would ever “remember” me. “This”… was my child-like mind wondering about… “MY LEGACY”. I guess I must have been somewhere between ages 5-10. Not real sure. My memory of childhood is… “FOGGY” …at best.
As soon as Rev. Stone posed that question, my mind went right back to that childhood memory of wondering how I was going to, SOMEHOW, leave a mark on this world. “THIS”…to me… WAS AMAZING!!! Do ALL young children think like that? I have no idea. I do know, however, that “THAT”… is the way I thought.
I am certain that my life had already been… “tarnished” … by then. Memories buried so deep within my soul, yet impacting EVERY choice I would EVER make. GOD… was with me. ALWAYS. I knew that. I “felt” that. Even though I didn’t have a “church” relationship with Him. GOD WAS ALWAYS PRESENT IN MY LIFE. MY HEART. MY SOUL. MY MIND. AND HE…NEVER GAVE UP ON ME!!! Folks, my Journey of Faith is so “clear” to me now… FINALLY! (pssttt…have I mentioned that I will be 50 this year?) Yep, I am finally sure that God has been right there with me, EVERY STEP OF THE WAY!!! In front… to lead me. Beside…to strengthen me. In back, to catch me. WOW!!! Powerful stuff, huh? Powerful??? GOD…IS ALMIGHTY!!!
MAY ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!! AMEN.