Wednesday, July 10, 2013

What Message Will You Leave Behind?

I began reading Corrie ten Boom’sTramp for the Lord this week. The library card has my last read-date: 1996. I love it as much now as I did then. Her story is inspiring and timeless.

As I read I am taking note of the marvelous quotes that speak to me. Her legacy lives on through her penned words. Lives are being touched though she has been gone since 1983.

It is words like these that fill my sails with hope to continue on life’s journey:

I soon discovered that man’s importunity is God’s opportunity. He uses our problems as building materials for His miracles.   p. 35

God has plans—not problems—for our lives.  p. 10

Before she died in the concentration camp in Ravensbruck, my sister Betsie said to me, “Corrie, your whole life has been a training for the work you are doing here in prison—and for the work you will do afterward.”  p. 11

…whether I am walking in the bright light of His presence , or abiding under the shadow of the Almighty, I know that He is not only with me, He is in me.  p. 63

I’ve only begun reading, yet what a treasure trove of encouragement! Every believer, like Corrie, is leaving behind hope for the next generation. What will your message be?

Corrie ten Boom quotes on Goodreads:

Order Corrie's book : Tramp for the Lord

Quotes from
ten Boom, Corrie, with Jamie Buckingham,
Tramp for the Lord,
copyright 1974 Christian Literature Crusade and Fleming H. Revell Company

Day 10 - 31 Day Blog Challenge


  1. I hope the message I leave behind is hope, love and happiness. I hope that when people think of me they think to smile and embrace the little things in life that are our daily joys.

  2. SuttonsDaze,

    Thanks for stopping in and sharing your thoughts. I am sure you are an encouragement to those in your path :) and will leave a legacy that will echo

  3. The message I hope to leave behind is encouragement. That I treated everyone as if they are capable of being their best selves.

    Thanks for the thought provoking post!


  4. You're welcome, Lisa. To see the best in people--their potential is such a gift to bestow
    Thanks for stopping in and sharing your thoughts

  5. I love The Hiding Place, but I've never read this one. What powerful quotes!

    The message I want to leave is that through the blood of Jesus, our pasts don't dictate our futures. Freedom is in Him alone.

  6. Wonderful message, Vonda. So many places in His word tell us to pass on what we have learned to the next generation.
    God doesn't have any grandchildren so it is important that we share His offer.

  7. I love the idea of leaving hope behind - if I popped my clogs tomorrow, I'd hope people who knew me would think of me as a motivating person, looking to see positives, and would want jokes sequins galore at my funeral!
    Lovely post,

  8. Gordon,

    Sounds like a party!! It is something to think about the fingerprints we are leaving though, isn't it.
    Thanks for your post and for visiting my blog

  9. Great quotes. I especially like the one about problems being opportunities. We often forget that perspective.

  10. Thanks for stopping in, Gloria. I am enjoying jotting them down as I read her book. So precious! I just want to make them all into bookmarks :)


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