God’s Spirit touches our spirits and confirms who we really are. We know who he is, and we know who we are: Father and children. And we know we are going to get what’s coming to us—an unbelievable inheritance!
Romans 8:16-17 MSG
As God’s children, we are co-heirs with Christ. We share in the blessings and inheritance of Jesus! I recently started working with an estate planner, so I’ve been thinking a lot about this idea of inheritance. One of the things I’ve realized is that the inheritance my children receive is both what is set aside for a future time and the provision they receive now as my children. It’s the same way with God. The Bible tells us there is a priceless inheritance to come, and we live in eager expectation of the day we receive that inheritance. But we don’t have to wait to experience heaven’s blessings. The moment the Holy Spirit enters our lives, we have access to a portion of our inheritance. As we live in our inheritance here on earth, we want to remember that we represent Jesus to those around us. Being part of a family means you have a responsibility to live out that family’s core values and beliefs. We want to make sure how we live reflects that we are part of God’s family.
As you go through this week, read through these passages and let God’s word reveal new truths to you and let those truths set you free.
1 Peter 1
In your prayer time, take time to pray through these things…
-Ask God to show you areas in your life that don’t reflect being in the family of Christ. Spend time repenting and asking God to give you steps to take to make lasting changes in your life.
-Make a list of the blessings God has given you. Spend some time thanking God for the ways he has provided for you and the good gifts he has given you.
-Ask God for a greater portion of the heavenly blessings described in the verses above. Ask him to move in power and bring heaven to earth in your life.