In Max Lucado’s foreward of Christine Caine’s book Undaunted, he says “God has given our generation a Paul, Mary, and Esther. And her name is Christine Caine.” Can you imagine, being appointed to be this generation’s Paul, Mary and Esther? As I read that statement a few times over, I found myself pondering that I could not even fathom being appointed to be one of these incredible people of character, most less a vibrant and attractive version of all three of these wonderful people of God. What a mantle to carry. What an anointing. What an appointment.
If you have had the privilege of hearing, reading or knowing Christine Caine, you’d agree that she is truly anointed and her story is not only miraculous, but courageous. Christine Caine is a woman, appointed and anointed, walking out her calling, and truly living out The Great Commission.
In my last post I wrote about legacy and how it relates to love; “Our Life + Our Love = Our Legacy” – Pastor Chris Hanna, Church of the Highlands. Life, love and legacy are the common theme throughout scripture and in all we are and do. As Christians, if we can fix our eyes and focus on these three things, as God used, continues to use, and intends for us to use them, I am certain that when we meet Jesus face to face we will hear the words “well done, my good and faithful servant” and be welcomed into Heaven with open arms and embraced.
The key is to fix our eyes and stay focused, because the world dilutes and pollutes the Word of God and the very definition of life, love and legacy. The enemy attacks any and all efforts of life, love and legacy as God intended it to be. From the very beginning Satan sought to corrupt and destroy all good that God created. We have to be strategic if we are going to further The Great Commission or fulfill our purpose. We have to stay focused, aligned, prayed up and prayed for if we are going to do life, love and legacy well. We are all called to live an obedient life of love with a legacy that leaves an impact, like Paul, Mary, Esther, David, Joseph, Noah, Moses, saints of old, Mother Teresa, today’s Martin Luther King or Christine Caine.
We all are here, together, in this day and age, on purpose to live a life of love on purpose and leave a legacy of impact that points to Jesus. We have a job to do, and we do not have time to waste. We serve a good God, who like a good Father, extends grace, mercy and patience to us as we figure this thing out, but ultimately, time is ticking, and the key is to keep your eyes fixed on Him, stay pressed into Him, and do that thing that is weighing on your heart, because it’s yours, and only yours to do.