Inheritance

What we receive through inheritance is more than just the physical. Our biological parents have contributed to our genetic makeup – for good and for bad, even our tendency towards certain illness as well as other physical or mental challenges. Our parents had no control over what we “received” – they just created a person.

And we inherited it all.

Some of what we “inherit” may not be the best but we learn to live with it and work through it.

When we inherit the “stuff” of someone when they die, it might be a favorite object, a sum of money, or a plot of land. It might be useful and usable. It might be something that takes a lot of work to “discover”. Sometimes the items of an inheritance are overwhelming. Unwanted. Misunderstood.

The concept of inheritance is mentioned quite a bit in Scripture. What God has provided for us can also can be overwhelming. Unwanted. Misunderstood.

Growing in my understanding of my spiritual inheritance helps keep me more centered in my daily life. I am here on this earth for such a short time and eternal considerations should have more of my focus!

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that can never perish, spoil or fade. This inheritance is kept in heaven for you,who through faith are shielded by God’s power until the coming of the salvation that is ready to be revealed in the last time. [1 Peter 1:3-5 NIV]

PrayerPrompt: FEAR

Blessings as you explore your inheritance!

Liz

Disclaimer: I am not a biblical scholar or a pastor. For more detailed understanding of the ways of God, please visit with your pastor or priest if you are a part of a church body. If you don’t have a church home, ask someone you know and trust if they have a Christian church they recommend and get connected.

 

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PrayerPoints by Liz

PrayerPoints is typically a Lenten project and a chronicle of God working on my heart and mind. It is always a process. Sometimes fun but sometimes hard. I am American born with Hungarian blood. I make plenty of mistakes but I am forgiven. Each day is an adventure.

6 thoughts on “Inheritance”

  1. I too had thought of the genetic aspect. some additional thoughts

    sometimes we need to wait (which is what we are experiencing right now with Eddy’s dad’s.) sometimes it comes with stipulations (age requirements…)

    There is death involved usually (unless early inheritance is given) However, God’s ways are not our ways. In order to get our full inheritance (heaven) WE need to die. Thank God He is so generous that He gives us some of it right away when we accept/receive (not sure which one is right) Him.

    Good word! Thanks for doing this *Esther Sander*

    *”A Person is a person no matter how small”*

    On Wed, Mar 6, 2019 at 7:38 AM prayerpointsbyliz wrote:

    > PrayerPoints by Liz posted: “What we receive through inheritance is more > than just the physical. Our biological parents have contributed to our > genetic makeup – for good and for bad, even our tendency towards certain > illness as well as other physical or mental challenges. Our parents” >

  2. Hi, friend! I am loving this format! Thank you for doing this.

    Here are my reflections from FEAR:

    I’ve contemplated faith, especially mine, a lot over the last few months. Doubts and discomfort have plagued me. Honestly, I wonder where I fit into God’s family since we do not attend church or feel connected to a body of believers.

    This scripture reminds me of my inheritance, though, and of my place in God’s eternal family. It reminds me that my faith – even a wavering faith – holds my place. it’s not based on anything I do or do not do. What a relief!

    I am loved and held dear by my Savior just because I am his. Fear does not need to keep my faith from flourishing. Fear of being rejected does not need to keep my from loving Jesus. Fear of being wrong does need to stagnate my growth.

    Praise God.

    💟 Kara

    On Wed, Mar 6, 2019 at 8:38 AM prayerpointsbyliz wrote:

    > PrayerPoints by Liz posted: “What we receive through inheritance is more > than just the physical. Our biological parents have contributed to our > genetic makeup – for good and for bad, even our tendency towards certain > illness as well as other physical or mental challenges. Our parents” >

  3. Thank you, Father, for the rich inheritance you gave me through Mon and Dad, warts and all. And thank you for the perfect, eternal inheritance of heaven you have given me by your grace through your Son. Help me to treasure your gifts, and to live this day joyfully praising you and inviting everyone to believe the Good News of your Son’s great salvation. In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen.

    On Wed, Mar 6, 2019 at 9:38 AM prayerpointsbyliz wrote:

    > PrayerPoints by Liz posted: “What we receive through inheritance is more > than just the physical. Our biological parents have contributed to our > genetic makeup – for good and for bad, even our tendency towards certain > illness as well as other physical or mental challenges. Our parents” >

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