The Spirit himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs- heirs of God and fellow heirs with Christ. Romans 8:16-17
Heirlooms are valuable objects families pass down from generation to generation. An elaborate pocket watch. An irreplaceable wedding ring. A set of priceless porcelain.
In a sense, no one ever really “owns” an inherited heirloom. Rather, we are caretakers.
We have a responsibility, a duty entrusted to us by loved ones from past generations, to pass a specific piece of family history on down to the next generation.
The family heirlooms we have inherited as God’s children are unlike any other. For one thing, earthly heirlooms are given to just one person for safekeeping. They are basically one-in-a generation. But the riches that are ours in Christ Jesus belong to each and every member of the family of God. As heaven’s heirs, we share…
all the freedom – Jesus earned for us on his cross; all the honor that attends the title “child of God”; all the quiet satisfaction of belonging fully and without question to God’s family; all the confident hope and peace of heart that comes from knowing who we are and whose we are; and all the love of our heavenly Father!
By comparison, earthly heirlooms pale in significance. Combine the crown jewels of every kingdom on earth and all you have are mere trinkets, cheap toys, compared with the inheritance Jesus earned for us and shares with us.
But there’s more! Few of God’s children seem to realize it, and fewer still take advantage of it.
Nevertheless, many of these treasures are available for our use right now; we need not wait for heaven to enjoy them!
Romans 8:16-17 makes it clear, and the Holy Spirit testifies to it! We are children of God right now.
And therefore. We are heirs of God, co-heirs with Christ.
Prayer starter: Lord Jesus, keep whispering your assurance to my heart. Let your promises work strong and quiet confidence in my heart. Teach me how to begin using all I have inherited, especially…
Taken from the book, Whispers of Love
Submitted by Karen Julian
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