I believe that God uses each one of our current life situations to teach us things. One-way God always speaks to me is through my children. For instance, one morning I was feeding my girls breakfast and I had just sat down to eat the oatmeal I had prepared for myself. Yay, a warm meal! But, before I could even sit down my oldest child, Emersyn, was eating MY FOOD. What in the world? I mean, I had given her perfectly good cheerios and milk and she was eating my food? I turned to her and said “Em, why are you eating mommy’s oatmeal?” And as fast as I could ask she answered, “Mommy, this is MY oatmeal.”
God spoke to me in that moment and said “I’d love if my kids would act like that, like everything that is mine is theirs. “
Wow. I couldn’t even process that statement because it was so powerful. I just kept thinking, I’m supposed to be taking what my father left me. I mean, that’s what Jesus did right? He walked around with full confidence in the fact that what was his Father’s, was also his. He walked around healing the sick, casting out demons and walking on water. Aren’t we the daughters of Christ too?
The Bible says:
And I will be your Father, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the LORD Almighty.
2 Corinthians 6:18
Since we are daughters of God, and he’s our father that means His legacy is our legacy. We no longer must walk in the inheritance of sickness, disease, worry, fear, guilt or shame. Because our father has something different for us!
In Hebrews 9: 15 it states that:
“all who are called can receive the eternal inheritance God has promised them.”
Did you know that you have an eternal inheritance that’s waiting for you? When Jesus died on the cross He died and offered himself so that once and for all we could be free from sin and sickness.
Hebrews 9:16 ‘Now a person’s last will and testament can only take effect after one has been proven to have died; otherwise the will cannot be in force while the person who made it is still alive. Now a person’s last will and testament can only take effect after one has been proven to have died; otherwise the will cannot be in force while the person who made it is still alive. ‘
Because of Jesus’ death we are no longer bound by sin but are FREE to walk in our Father’s inheritance.
Come on somebody! If this doesn’t get you pumped I don’t know what will.
That means daily, I don’t have to walk in fear, worry or stress. I can walk in peace because that’s what my father left here for me. He didn’t leave the peace the world gives, He left His peace that surpasses all understanding.
That means tomorrow I don’t have to walk in sickness. God’s desire is that all His children are healthy and whole. AND I’M GONNA WALK IN IT.
My challenge for you and me is that we start walking in all that God has for us. Start taking ownership of the amazing gifts God has left here for us because we are daughters of the King. We don’t have to strive for peace, He left it here for us. We don’t have to strive for favor, He left it here for us. So today, stop and think about what all it means to be a daughter of God the father.
Featured photo by: Allison Mims