Many scholars believe that Christ started His 3-year ministry, around the age of 30.
This year, I turned 30 years of age. I was caused to ponder “what will the next three years look like for me?” Perhaps, this is a strange thought, but that’s what came to mind. I just can’t help but to wonder, “why did God choose that age?
Is there any significance in choosing those three years of Christ’s life to change the world? Are these three years key to my ministry?” Again, perhaps it’s false logic, but since turning 30, I have thought about this from time-to-time.
Well, now that you have the background, I am brought to this morning. As I continue through Hebrews, I found myself concentrated on chapter eleven. My previous, abstract thoughts of a three-year legacy have been stretched slightly (to say the least).
Hebrews, chapter eleven begins with this statement: “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. This is what the ancients were commended for.” (Heb. 11:1-2)
Following this statement, the author uses an array of Old Testament fore-fathers to show the commendable faith that was shown during their lives. Might I add, that many of these men and women had a few more years than three!
So, as I allow you to get personally involved with the space between my ears, I can not always promise logical thinking. However, I am certain that God has allowed our minds to travel to these places, so that we question how we are living our lives.
If you desire some encouraging words on your legacy, try reading through Hebrews 11. Allow God to show you that being faithful is a long-standing, admirable character trait. Whether you are in need or have plenty, remain faithful and consider the years you have to serve God.
What legacy will you leave? Is it a commendable legacy? Is it a legacy of faith?
Originally posted at QuietMorningsWithHim.com by Jeremy Norton.