This morning as I was having my time alone in God’s Word, I was reading through Romans. It’s part of the Read the Bible For Life plan from Brentwood Baptist. Let me be honest and say Romans is heavy. It digs deep and Paul doesn’t hold back on them or me for that matter.
For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. 15 The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” 16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. 17 Now if we are children, then we are heirs—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 8:14-17
Right there in chapter eight Paul tells us we are His children, God’s very own. Not only that but we are co-heirs with Christ. I forget that most days, and in most moments. I forget I am a child of the King, a very princess of the Most High God. I don’t allow the realization of my inheritance to fully seep in to my daily life.
I believe and know I am His, know that Christ is co-heir in both suffering now and glory later. I think I often lose sight of that belief and knowledge.
How can I reflect my daughtership and inheritance within the kingdom today? Would my daily life be lived differently with this belief intentionally woven throughout my actions, words, thoughts, and relationships?