Legacy – Legacy Dreaming

Pastor Jason Burns

January 19, 2020

Psalm 112:5-6  //  Good will come to him who is generous and lends freely, who conducts his affairs with justice. Surely he will never be shaken; 6 a righteous man will be remembered forever.

Legacy: Where my life lives on.

What will you do that will outlive you?

Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them. - William Shakespeare

Nehemiah 1:2-4  // Hanani, one of my brothers, came from Judah with some other men, and I questioned them about the Jewish remnant that had survived the exile, and also about Jerusalem. They said to me, “Those who survived the exile and are back in the province are in great trouble and disgrace. The wall of Jerusalem is broken down, and its gates have been burned with fire.” When I heard these things, I sat down and wept. For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven

Dreamers imagine what could be.

Visionaries picture what should be.

Pray as if it depends on God. Work as if it depends on you.

Waiting time isn’t wasted time when waiting on God.

Frustration is actually a gift from God.

Nehemiah 1:11  // Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of this your servant and to the prayer of your servants who delight in revering your name. Give your servant success today by granting him favor in the presence of this man.”

I was cupbearer to the king.

Nehemiah 6:1-3  // When word came to Sanballat, Tobiah, Geshem the Arab and the rest of our enemies that I had rebuilt the wall and not a gap was left in it—though up to that time I had not set the doors in the gates— Sanballat and Geshem sent me this message: “Come, let us meet together in one of the villages on the plain of Ono.” But they were scheming to harm me; so I sent messengers to them with this reply: “I am carrying on a great project and cannot go down. Why should the work stop while I leave it and go down to you?”