Legacy Tip: Legacy Element of Forgiveness

To hear more about Forgiveness as a Legacy Element, listen to the Build Your Legacy Podcast (see link at bottom of post) Forgiveness is one of the life-changing elements that impact our legacy. If we do not build our legacy laced with quick and full forgiveness, we will end up "stuck." And if we are "stuck," we cannot build our legacy in that area of unforgiveness. Unforgiveness blinds us to what we should be grateful for in that area of life, and it hinders fruitfulness which is critical in building our legacy. John 19:26-30 But I say to you that everyone who continues to be angry with his brother or harbors malice against him shall be guilty before the court, and whoever speaks [contemptuously and insultingly] to his brother, ‘Raca (You empty-headed idiot)!’ shall be guilty before the supreme court (Sanhedrin); and whoever says, ‘You…

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Word for Today Ep#04 Spiritually Unflappable

In this episode of Dr. Aikens's podcast series "Word for Today," she gives us "understanding" on the need and impact of being "Spiritually Unflappable." Being unflappable in the natural is a gift and requires restraint, but being spiritually unflappable is a response to the power and calling God for all that are His. In this episode of "Word for Today," Dr. Aikens shares the life-changing truth that God will give us the power to be unflappable if we will rest in Him and not our own strength. ' This 2-minute podcast gives hope to all who know Him, for we will all have and experience perilous times. But, God!

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Legacy Tip: Legacy Element of Passion

To hear more about Passion as a Legacy Element, click here to listen to the Build Your Legacy Podcast. Passion is one of the four elements of change in our life and legacy. The root word for passion is the Latin word "Pati," meaning suffering. Yes, the root of passion is our willingness to suffer because passion is an act of suffering. Passion is key. We all have heard this, but do we understand what that means? Passion is key because if what is fueling us to go, do and be is passion, we will suffer what we need. We can suffer, but if we do not suffer leaning on God's grace, passion is not our motivation. The word passion is used so lightly, but originally the word passion meant "the burning inside us being so strong, that we would…

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Legacy Tip: Legacy Element of Bravery

The building of our legacy never stops because we do it daily, with or without intention, and with or without a plan. Building our legacy is part of our God-given nature and calling. Adam and Eve, when placed in the garden, God gave them instruction on their life and legacy. 'Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion. (Genesis 1:28 ESV)Noah, after the flood, God gave him a covenant: "And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth." (Genesis 9:1 KJV)God speaks to Joshua: Now it happened after the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, that the Lord spoke to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ servant (attendant), saying, “Moses My servant is dead; now, therefore, arise [to take his place], cross over this Jordan, you and…

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Legacy Tip: Elements of Change

One of the greatest turning points in our life is when we gain the knowledge and understanding that God has given us a purpose-designed life and the power to executed it under His watchful love and grace. This awareness also reveals how in every legacy, God embeds the responsibility and joy of bringing change to our life and the lives of others for our good and His glory. God does not change, but He is the author of the elements of change that will move and direct you as you build your legacy according to His purpose. There are many ways that God brings change, but these four elements of change are some of the most course transforming for us as we build our legacy. Elements impact, the impact causes change, and change makes room for growth and redirection. Different elements…

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Legacy Tip: What is Legacy?

Legacy has become almost a buzzword today. Over time the word legacy has had times and seasons of high and low use. If you look at the graph, you will see that since 1950 the use started to increase and then around 1970 it greatly increased. The use started to level off in 2019. The use of the word legacy became popular as the business of life, and the digital age grew. That is not blaming; it is just the confirmation that when we feel stress, we begin to ask, "what is it for ?". Knowing that we are crafting a legacy of fruit that remains helps us prioritize and maximize our individual legacies. We all want to know that what we are investing in will bear fruit and be something that lasts and stands after completing our course in…

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Walking with An Apostle-Ep.#20-Tarried and Waiting

Dr. Aikens taught how God spoke to His people to tarry somewhere and it was truly God that they did as He said.  As she went on to define what tarried meant it brought back to my memory the teaching she had done about waiting in God. The difference between tarried or waiting is what this podcast is about and it is a key that we know the difference.

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Walking with An Apostle-Ep.#19-Afterwards

What is God's answer to our question of when?  Sometimes He whispers to us, and other times He moves in a way that lets you know that our answer is “After”. This podcast is what I learned from Apostle about the stand of “But God”, even if it is in the Afterwards.

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