Words to SPARK your Heart-Song from our co-founder Sherry Douglas.
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Hi everyone. I’m Sherry Douglas with Heart-Song. Heart-Song exists to prompt you to live the way you want to be remembered. Much of how we want to be remembered involves the character qualities we have chosen to be non-negotiables in our lives. There are many life-giving qualities – being loving, joyful, patient, persistent or kind. The qualities you choose as your non-negotiables are what makes you, you. These qualities are about how someone feels when they leave your presence. It’s about how they remember you.
Last week I was in a lab to get blood drawn. Even though I was told by my doctor’s office the orders would be faxed to the lab, I found out that hadn’t happened. It was early morning so the doctor’s office wasn’t open yet for the lab to call…so I had to wait. And wait some more. Sure, it was frustrating, but do you know what I remember most? I remember the receptionist who treated me with kindness, chose to keep communicating with me, smiled with her eyes, and spoke with a soft, calm voice. I saw and listened to her as she interacted with many people as they came and went. She exhibited those same traits with each person she interacted with. I’ll remember her.
So…how do you want to be remembered? A good place to begin sorting out this question is by reading Scripture. Ask the Lord to allow your heart to be open to gain insight as you read. Who is he calling you to be? How does he want you to act and treat others? In what ways can you, be you? In Psalm 119:105, David declares to the Lord, “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” David knew that Scripture casts clarity on how to live life in the way God desires, the way that is best. We can know and trust the same thing. God has not changed. Scripture has not changed. It illuminates the varied and many life paths we walk. Live the way you want to be remembered! This is the word of the Lord. Thanks for being here. See you next week.