My mom had a bumper sticker on her car that read “I’m spending my children’s inheritance”. It was funny because mother never had a whole lot of money. But she thoroughly enjoyed what she had. Actually what I inherited from her that I am most thankful for were things that money cannot buy. Stick-to-itiveness, work ethic, forgiving heart, laughter. Those things she taught me from early on. I remember the great heritage of faith I received from her as well. She trusted God through “many dangers, toils and snares…”
We have an inheritance as women of faith. (men too) We were all daughters (and sons) of Eve. As such we inherited a fallen nature, born and bred into us. We inherited insecurities, pain, sorrow and brokenness. But once we are born again we become daughters (and sons) of Christ. As such we inherit the surety of wholeness. Everything in Christ is ours by inheritance. We don’t have to hope someone doesn’t spend it all – because God’s bounty is everlasting and overflowing. Whatever we have need of to make it in this world, we now inherit it all! Nothing is left out of the will of God for us.
Oh beloved, you are so blessed! You are a child of the Most High God! Your inheritance of faith and blessing is secure. You will never come up short in favor. It’s as though you are the Lord’s favored child. You have gifts of the richest kind – love, joy, peace! You have the promise of eternal life and no one can take that from you. You have the promise of Holy Help from the Spirit Himself. You walk in favor because of whose you are!
Things may have been going wrong for you. You may feel that God has forgotten about you. You may see with your eyes trouble and sorrow, but look into God’s Word and see what the Scriptures say about you and what God says on your behalf. You may feel insecure and unable to make it, but God says wholeness over your life. Step into what God has for you and leave the lies of the enemy behind. Jesus secured the entire inheritance for you for eternity. Your bumper sticker should say “I am walking in My Savior’s Inheritance!”
God loves you and He’s for you. Run to His Word this morning and read about your inheritance. Take that sure Word in and live it out. Shout for joy and raise the roof with praise as you walk in the Light of His Glory and Grace!
I Peter 1:18 For you know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors. And the ransom He paid was not mere gold or silver.
Galatians 3:29 And now that you belong to Christ, you are the true children of Abraham. You are His heirs, and God’s promise to Abraham belongs to you.
Acts 20:32 And now I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified.
Philippians 4:19 And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from His glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.
Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ.