Pieces of Me

Saturday, July 24, 2010

A Legacy

On our way to Jacksonville yesterday, we listened to music from my iPod.  I have a very large variety of music on there.  That tells me that I really have “grown up” so to speak and become a pretty well rounded person.  The music that plays and is my driving source when I run are The Black Eyed Peas, I know every lyric to every Hannah Montana Song because I have a sweet little girl who adores her.  Lots of country and contemporary Christian music (which is my music of choice), and then other music that I just enjoy.

One of my favorite songs is Legacy by Nicole Noderman.  On our drive this song came on and I just stopped to listen to the words….

I don't mind if you've got something nice to say about me
And I enjoy an accolade like the rest
You could take my picture and hang it in a gallery
Of all who's who and so-n-so's that used to be the best
At such'n'such ... it wouldn't matter much

I won't lie, it feels alright to see your name in lights
We all need an 'Atta boy' or 'Atta girl'
But in the end I'd like to hang my hat on more besides
The temporary trappings of this world

I want to leave a legacy
How will they remember me?
Did I choose to love? Did I point to You enough
To make a mark on things?
I want to leave an offering
A child of mercy and grace who
blessed your name unapologetically
And leave that kind of legacy

I don't have to look too far or too long awhile
To make a lengthly list of all that I enjoy
It's an accumulating trinket and a treasure pile
Where moth and rust, thieves and such will soon enough destroy

I want to leave a legacy
How will they remember me?
Did I choose to love? Did I point to You enough
To make a mark on things?
I want to leave an offering
A child of mercy and grace who
blessed your name unapologetically
And leave that kind of legacy

Not well traveled, not well read, not well-to-do or well bred
Just want to hear instead, "Well Done" good and faithful one.

It is my pray that I live my life in this way.  I want those who meet me to know that I love Him and therefore accept them.  And I want my children to do the same.  I want to be genuine – all the time.  I want to be compassionate.  I want to live out the fruits of the spirit – love, joy, peace, patience, goodness, kindness, faithfulness and self-control.  I don’t always practice these all the time, but I think I’m doing a fairly good job at the moment. 

1 comments:

Traci said...

Very true ... and well-said! I had to giggle at the part of the lyrics talking about liking the names in the lights ...

We have been listening to "Billionaire" and one line in there "Every time I close my eyes ... I see my name in shiny lights" :-))

Anyway, it's very true that there's more to LIFE than those "things".