By Georgia (Jo) Kent
“The spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs of God and co- heirs with Christ’ if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory” Romans 8:16-17
We are Heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ. We are God’s heirs, not because of our own righteousness, but because of His grace. When we ask God to come into our lives he becomes our Heavenly Father. We become part of a royal family of heirs to the Kingdom of Heaven. This makes us children of a Royal Priesthood. As heirs of god, we have inherited riches and the promise of his blessings.
“Now we are no longer a slave, but a son; and since you are a son, God has also made you an Heir. Galatians 4:7
This great honor also comes with responsibilities. People are watching our behavior. What we do, what we say, how we act and how we live. This is a part of allowing others see Christ through us. Our Heavenlly Father is watching our behavior also. What does the world see within our behavior? Do we give honor to our Father in everything that we do and say? Do we show happiness and contentment? It is a big responsibility to represent our Father, who is perfect in every way. He leads by example and he gave us a book of instructions…the Bible. I pray that when I stand before my Father in Heaven that he will be able to say to me ‘Well done my child’! God is faithful, I shall be completely happy and unspeakably blessed.
“Then the King will say to those on his right, Come those who are blessed by my Father; “Take your inheritance, the kingdom, prepared for you since the creation of the world” Matthew 25:34