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00327 - What People Will Remember

When you die, people will not remember your expensive car or house. They won’t immediately think about how qualified you are or how rich or poor; what you look like, or what kind of well paid job you had.

They will, however, remember the integrity you had. How encouraging you were, how you supported, cared and prayed for them. Most of the people we connect with want to feel loved and want community. Let’s not invest our lives in temporal things; let's make sure we focus on disciplining people into God’s Kingdom for an eternal purpose.

John 15:12 says, ‘My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.’ (NIV) Make sure, where ever possible, to appreciate those around you. Encourage them, love them, and serve them, because, at the end of the day, all they will know in memory of us is how you treated them.


People won’t remember you for what you have, but for who you are.


Lord, show me how to help people, so that I can grow your Kingdom. Amen.

Action Point

You know who your friends are, why not send them all an encouraging message to appreciate them.

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