December 17, 2020
Hope you are having a wonderful day. This morning I got shopping and spent some Kohl’s dollars and also delivered a fruit basket from our church to a widow. This afternoon I also hope to shop a little more with Christopher and Banks dollars. Fun!
Devotions from Judy’s heart
I am very rich and so are you if you know the Lord…that’s because we have an inheritance that is beyond what we can even imagine. As Paul says in Romans 8:16-17 (God’s Word), “The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. If we are His children, we are also God’s heirs. If we share in Christ’s suffering in order to share His glory, we are heirs together with Him.” Many years ago, I inherited a cabin on lake property which was a gift to me because I was a member of the Seburg family. I didn’t earn it, I didn’t buy it, I simply received it from my parents with much gratitude. It was the same piece of land that we later built a retreat house, Canaan’s Rest. And then the day came when we gave it to our children and they inherited what we had been given at one time and I hope one day they will pass it on to their children. I remember often kneading bread on the counter at Canaan as I looked out over the trees and lake. I was always struck by the beauty before me and reminded of the gift given me… and this was just an earthly gift. Now even though it is a wonderful gift, there is one that is far greater and can’t even be compared and that is our inheritance of eternal life. We cannot earn it, we can’t buy it, we must simply receive Jesus by faith and the inheritance is ours. He makes it all possible because of His sacrifice for us. But as Paul said in Colossians three, we are to respond by doing everything whole heartedly, knowing we will one day be given our inheritance. Whatever we do in this life is really peanuts compared to the inheritance that is ours. There is no reason to see ourselves as paupers for we were chosen and given eternal glory with the Lord forever. Let us live whole-heartedly and gratefully, knowing how rich we are!
Challenge for today: Express your gratitude to the Lord for the inheritance you have been given as His child.
Blessings on your day and prayers and love, Judy