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Rethinking Family Week 4- Day 5

Lynn Bettes Rethinking Family Devotional

“This Jesus God raised up, and of that we all are witnesses. Being therefore exalted at the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured out this that you yourselves are seeing and hearing.” Acts [2:32]-33

God glorifies His Son through His Spirit.

Family legacy is the process of passing down certain characteristics, ways of life, and culture from generation to generation. In other words, your family legacy is the accomplishments, actions, beliefs, and guidance you demonstrate in your life that is carried over and lived out by future generations.

While important to our earthly families, this idea of legacy is just as important to our heavenly Father. God has given each of us who believe in His Son the same Holy Spirit, that we might continue to live out the same characteristics of Heaven as Jesus.

The Holy Spirit is working in us to spread the good news of the Gospel, preach with boldness, heal the sick, and cast out demons. He is empowering us as His people to carry on the legacy of Christ on earth.

Be confident in Christ, that He who sends us has gone before us! Be confident in your ability to carry on this legacy as His son or daughter!

Pray
Father, may the legacy of Your love continue to spread through me as I seek to represent You on a daily basis. Holy Spirit, fill me with a boldness like Peter and the disciples on that wonderful morning at Pentecost, that I, too, may step out from behind my comfort zone to introduce people to Your goodness. Amen.

For Further Reading
Acts [2:22]-36
Matthew 10:5-15