Friday, March 6, 2009

For My Children...

"...if there is any legacy I want to leave you, it is not money or house or land; it is a vision of God--as great and glorious a God as one could ever see. But more than that, I want to leave the legacy of passion for this God. A passion far beyond what any human can produce. A passion for God flowing from the very heart of God.

Never forget that God is most glorified in you when you are most satisfied in him.

But even more--this is my prayer for you: In God's time, may your satisfaction in him be without measure, as it becomes the very pleasure of God in God."


This is a quote from John Piper in the preface of The Pleasures of God.

But I wept as I read it... for it speaks the desire of my heart for you...
-for my three children by birth: Julia, Jonathan and Jenifer
-for my three children-in-love: Ronnie, Brantley and Andy
-for my two "grands" : Aubrey and Barrett
-for my "many more to come"...

Read it again. And again. And again.

I love you all more than you can even imagine. But more than anything in this world, I desire this legacy for you.

4 comments:

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

Beautiful, DeeDee...

Tricia said...

That is beautiful... your children are so blessed to have such a legacy being left to them... so many do not have that type of legacy.

Thank you for sharing, and I am praying for you and yours today...

Blessings!

Laurie Ann said...

What a wonderful legacy to leave, DeeDee! Great post.

Michele Williams said...

A beautiful legacy... Great post...

When is your son leaving?