A LIFE WELL LIVED…

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.

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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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26 thoughts on “A LIFE WELL LIVED…”

  1. You spoke what is in my heart as well. My desire is for others to see Jesus in me. It is my life long work. I thank Him for His forgiveness when I fail and I thank Him for the victories He blesses me with.

  2. Such wonderful, precious thoughts! Yes, this is the noble desires of a Godly woman’s heart. I see so much of the Lord in you and your writings, and while you may not see that you have attained these things, I believe it shows that you indeed HAVE. You are such a blessing and shining light! So thankful to walk this Christian journey with you, my friend. 🙂

    1. You have blessed me with this comment Cheryl. Sometimes I feel such a fake, a writer but not a doer and this saddens me. I so want to walk the talk. I am so glad to have friends like you and that we can encourage each other in our journey. Blessings to you this week.xxxx

  3. Terri, This is such an absolutely beautiful post. I read your words and aspirations, meditating on them, wanting them to become a part of my legacy. You shared from your heart, a heart after God, as evidenced in your desires that come from His Word.

    I am always thinking that I want to leave a good legacy for my children. Thank you for this outline that shares the practical showcased by the God’s Word and His will for our lives.

    I have been blessed by my visit here today. 🙂

    1. Thank you Karen for your kind and encouraging comment. I am blessed today that you stopped by and shared your legacy desires. It seems we all strive to leave behind the same Godly heritage. Blessings to you and yours. xxxx

  4. I think it is really wise to write down what we really want to be remembered for and as. Keeping a list where I can readily and easily see it might really help me with my priorities when they start to stray…Great post.

  5. This is beautiful. These prayer requests that you are journaling here are small pieces of the quilt that He is weaving in you. I want to be a known as a woman after His heart, too. 😉 You have inspired me to jot down a few of these goal myself!
    Blessings,
    Dawn

    1. Oh Dawn thank you so much for your kind comment, I am glad to have inspired you. Writing it down definitely inspired me too. thank you for stopping by and have a great week. Blessings

  6. This is simply beautiful. And more-so because you so humbly state at the beginning these are goals-not things you have achieved yet. I have these same things, but haven’t written them so eloquently. It’s time for me to do this for myself. Thank you for the inspiration.

    1. Oh thank you so much Debbie for your kind words, you have encouraged me. Writing these words for myself, was convicting but in a good way, they made me actually focus on how I want to live daily. Thank you so much for stopping by. Have a great weekend. Blessings

  7. So good.
    I like the first paragraph best of all, because we are all on a journey, and it is all grace to remind ourselves that we have not arrived!
    I always enjoy your blog!

    1. Thank you so much Michele for sharing your thoughts with us. We are all definitely on a journey and the destination is the best places. Thanks for stopping by and have a great week. Blessings

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