THE HERITAGE OF LOVE…
We are all familiar with the common form of heritage, called ancestry. This is what is passed down to us from our Parents, their parents and the ancestors who preceded them. There is a Heritage of Love, which was passed down from the Lord, through His Son, Jesus Christ. This heritage transcends our Human blood birthright. We are grafted into this bloodline through His birth, death & resurrection. As fellow believers & disciples in Christ, we have this Holy DNA sanctifying our life.
An earthly Father or Mother has a connection to their child through their physical blood. Paternity tests are used to show a parent as legitimately responsible for their offspring. How much more so is the Lord, legitimately responsible for us? We celebrate women, on Mother’s day; they are recognized for their unconditional love & the bond which formed that child in their womb is second to none on this earth. We celebrate men on Father’s day; they are recognized as the first sense of stability and protection in a young life, their influence upon the family and the welfare of it, is a responsibility as well as priveledge.
Parenthood shows the human how to make tough choices, to sacrifice and how to dispense difficult transitions for their child, out of love. It is kind, not cruel, to enforce rules and sometimes correction. As humans we are capable of making mistakes, but, they are most often not out of malice, when they concern our children, they are often based on lack of information, resources or ability.
With God, our ultimate parent, there are many AMAZING advantages. He is not unable, unadvised or incapable in any capacity. It is no accident what family we are born into. It is no coincidence what traits we share, what challenges we face, what our height and stature are! Our abilities, growth and even the ancestral heritage we are born into. How tremendous a Blessing (from Birth) for any child to be born into a family in the United States of America, let alone a God fearing, obedient one. Where we are free to pursue Christ, free to practice of our faith and free to evangelize as God says we ought.
God is our Father, seeking to gaze upon us, seeking to assist us. To laugh and play with us. To educate us, to raise us up, to commune with Him. I said to a friend recently, “ya know God is so much like a parent, our relationship with Him is so important. Going to church shouldn’t be viewed like a chore or a task. We ARE the church, we need to be the church by going and relating to our fellow believers our siblings. We aren’t passive ornaments in His life, we are His children, He doesn’t need us there, WE NEED HIM.”
Embrace and celebrate God in your Life. Grab hold of the Heritage of Love that you have been gifted with. Seek Him, bring yourself into fuller alignment. Forget about what you see others doing on the outside. Start from that place within, where only You and He observe. From there, that is where He wishes to meet with you. Bring that place forward in your life for others to witness. That is the Heritage of Love, it speaks volumes; for His ways are far above our ways. Make new traditions in your life centered around the best heritage you have been blessed with. The blessed assurances of a life devoted to the Lord Jesus Christ.
“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me” (Galatians 2:20).
* Celebrating your faith; Keeping Holy the Sabbath
* Close communion with the Lord; say grace before meals, pray openly for yourself and others
* Surrender and seek the Lord; Prayer and Bible study
* Godly obedience; repent, continually search your heart and actions.
* Exercising your spirit; be his hands and feets for others, acts of service.
* Imparting your contributions; tithing and discipling. Share your blessings & faith, lead someone to Christ
* Peaceful embodiment; reflect Christ in your life, with joy, patience and perseverance.
* Boldness of Integrity; accountability and truthful interactions.
* Motivated by Christ; actions entirely ordained and governed by Him (not our own ideas)
The Heritage of the Sons of God:
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Galatians 3: 29 And if you are Christ’s, then are you Abraham’s descendants, and heirs according to the promise.
Titus 2:1-6 But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine: 2 That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience. 3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; 4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, 5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. 6 Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded
1 Samuel 1:26-28 And she said, Oh my lord, as thy soul liveth, my lord, I am the woman that stood by thee here, praying unto the LORD. 27 For this child I prayed; and the LORD hath given me my petition which I asked of him: 28 Therefore also I have lent him to the LORD; as long as he liveth he shall be lent to the LORD. And he worshipped the LORD there.
Micah 7:18 Who is a God like unto thee, that pardoneth iniquity, and passeth by the transgression of the remnant of his heritage? he retaineth not his anger for ever, because he delighteth in mercy.
Isaiah 54:17 No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And their righteousness is from Me,” Says the Lord.
Isaiah 58:14 Then you shall delight yourself in the Lord; And I will cause you to ride on the high hills of the earth,And feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father. The mouth of the Lord has spoken.”
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Lord, please lead us to that place, deep within, where we come to truly know You, where You can then show us who we truly are! You are so magnificent and merciful, we are ever grateful for the Heritage of love provided to us through Our Lord Jesus Christ, Your Holy and precious Son. How blessed are we to have this gift! Thank you Lord for all you have provided for us!
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