In writing this post I want you to know that the points below are my goals not my arrived state. I am not perfect in any on these things but I pray that God will help me on my journey.
A life well lived is what I want to be remembered for. Not a life well lived for myself, but a life well lived for God and others.
I want to be remembered as a wife who honoured her husband. A wife who cared for his needs and loved him with all her heart. I want to be remembered as a submissive wife, one who put her husbands needs before her own.
Ephesians 5:22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things
I want to be remembered as a women who loved her children, but more than that I want to be remembered as a women who trained her children in the ways of the Lord.
Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it.
I want to be remembered for my love for others and my care for those in need. I want my children to remember and follow in that care.
Hebrews 13:16 Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.
I want to be remembered for my ability to love my enemies and my willingness to pray for those who don’t like me or don’t like my ways.
Matthew 5:44 But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
I want to be remembered as a women who walked worthy of the Lord, pleasing Him both in my work and my knowledge.
Colossians 1:10 that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;
I want to be remembered as a women who was anxious for nothing, we knew that God was taking care of her and her family.
Matthew 6:25-34 Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? And why are you anxious about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin, yet I tell you, even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. …
But most of all I want to be remembered as a women after God’s own heart.
1 Peter 3:8-12 Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous; not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing. For “He who would love life And see good days, Let him refrain his tongue from evil, And his lips from speaking deceit. Let him turn away from evil and do good; Let him seek peace and pursue it. For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their prayers; But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”
So when I die, please remember me, not for the great meals that I cooked or the blog posts that I wrote, these are all a part of who I was but, please remember me as a woman after God’s own heart, with her eyes on her Heavenly prize.
Philippians 3:14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
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