It’s your heritage!

The gift has been offered.

It’s your heritage!

Have you received it yet?

Some of you have read about my heritage – the amazing heritage left by my parents, a godly man and a godly woman, who, together, honored the Lord and prayed for their family – their children, grandchildren, great grandchildren . . .1946 AZ June 23

Perhaps you didn’t have godly parents. You might feel left out.

Well, don’t!

Consider the extent of your “family tree”

 

Gr and Gr. Lockeyour parents (2)

 

 

 

your grandparents (4)Gr and Gr. Nutt

your great grandparents (8)

your great-great grandparents (16)

. . .

Most of us only really know (or knew) our parents. Some of us know (or knew) our grandparents. Very few of us know anything about our great-grandparents or our great-great-grandparents or . . . (you get the picture).

Farmhouse 2How do you know they weren’t down on their knees, day after day, praying for YOU! Praying for their children and grandchildren. You are one of those grandchildren! Your godly heritage, if not from your own parents or grandparents, might have come from your great (or great-great) grandparents! Take it and claim it! Then pass it on to your children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. It’s not coincidental that you are reading about your heritage right now. God planned it that way! Your grandparent might have prayed God’s Word for YOU. Can’t you just picture him (Grandpa)? or her (Grandma)? Sitting at the old kitchen table, Bible opened – or kneeling on that hard wooden floor, pleading for YOU:

I  ask you, God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, to give my family the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that they may know you better. I pray also that the eyes of their hearts may be enlightened in order that they may know the hope to which you have called each of them, the riches of your glorious inheritance in the saints, and your incomparably great power for us who believe. (Ephesians 1:17-19a) Jesus, please save my family.

God planned it. He chose you! (Ephesians 1:4) Even if your grandparents didn’t pray this heritage upon you, God planned it for you! He wants to adopt you! (1:5)

He wants you and your sons and daughters to be taught by the Lord.

He wants your children’s peace to be great.

He wants you to be established in righteousness.

Farmhouse 3This is your heritage! (Isaiah 54: 13-18)  And your family’s heritage! But those parents, grandparents, or great-grandparents can’t claim your heritage for you. They can’t accept your gift. You have to accept that gift yourself (The gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ. Romans 6:23)

194- B Grandma Locke Dad, MomHonor the prayers of your grandparents: Read about the Word that is near you – It is in your mouth and in your heart. Confess with your mouth “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, and you will be saved . . . ” Read about it in Romans, chapter 10.

Claim your prize – your gift – your heritage!

Study the Word: Romans 3:23; Romans 6:23; Romans 10:9-13; Isaiah 54: 13-18; Ephesians 1:4,5, 17-19

Speak the Word: Lord, thank you for revealing my heritage to me! I know I’m a sinner, but you’ve given me the gift of God  – eternal life in Christ Jesus. I believe in my heart that Jesus is Lord and that God raised him from the dead. Thank you for saving me!

2 Replies to “It’s your heritage!”

  1. Very nice, Kathi. Good to remind us to think into our future family and their knowledge and relationship with the Lord. We get so busy caring for today and our family’s immediate needs and timely demands that we often don’t consider the generations who’ll never know us. Thank you 🙂

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