Live to Leave a Legacy: A Letter from Ps Chad
Psalm 112.1-9 — Legacy [leg-uh-see]
The word legacy is fascinating to me. It not only speaks to the future, but to something beyond us, and that outlasts us. The American philosopher William James said, “The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.” Legacy is about life and living. It’s about learning from the past, living in the present, and building for a future that will last.
In Psalm 112, the psalmist paints a beautiful picture of how to LIVE a life worthy of a true legacy. Take a moment and read the psalm, and notice how we must LIVE our life in order to leave a legacy.
Verse one shows us HOW to live, and verses 2-9 show us a few of the blessings we will leave behind WHEN we live our life intentionally, today. Because the mark we leave on the present is the impression we will leave on the future. Children will be powerful in the land. Descendants will be blessed. And wealth, riches, happiness, security, and faith will be present in the home.
Have you ever thought about the kind of legacy you will leave? I do. And as I get older I think about it even more. What will Tosha say of me? What will my kids believe about the legacy I’m building? How will my friends remember me? Will I leave a mark on this world that will outlast my time on earth? Am I living a life worthy of the legacy Jesus has given me?
As 2018 comes to a close ask yourself, what kind of legacy will I leave, and am I living a life worthy of the legacy Jesus has given me? If not, then STOP living that way, and START living with your legacy in mind. Start living today how you want to be remembered tomorrow. Then define it… plan it, and execute it.
Have a safe and Happy New Year!
Living life on purpose,
Pastor Chad Blansit
Republic Campus: This past year has been a successful one! We launched our third service in September by adding a new Unplugged service at 8:30am.
Marshfield Campus: We've purchased property and are in the renovation process. The church has grown to an average of 250+ a week, and 480 people came to our Christmas pageant!
Destiny Youth: In Republic we re-launched our after school program which has been a great success. We are able to feed our youth every week through the donations of faithful members of the church. Our attendance is 100+ students at each Youth service. In Marshfield our youth enjoys meeting in our new building. We continue to grow and look forward to what 2019 will bring!
Destiny Kids: This past summer we had a great Kids Camp, and in the fall we had our Kids Bash which brought so many closer to God! Trunk-or-Treat on Halloween was a blast with an estimated 1,000 people in attendance.
Bus Ministry: We've purchased a bus and are making plans to launch and grow that ministry!
We are so thankful for our amazing Greeter Serve Team. Our team captains at DC Republic are Rob and Abbey Ashley and at DC Marshfield are Jeff and Jennifer Manning. Our greeters set the tone on Sundays by warmly welcoming our DC family and guests. If you are interested in joining this team, please sign up for our Next Steps class so we can help get you plugged in /connect/next-steps.
One Sole Purpose: We provided brand new Converse shoes to every student at four elementary schools this year. In Republic, students at McCulloch and Schofield received shoes, and in Marshfield students at Webster and Shook received shoes. We were able to serve so many thanks to the generosity our faithful members of Destiny Church. In Marshfield we served 873 kids, and in Republic we served 991 kids!