Heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ

31 December 2014

He said to me: “It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life. Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children.Revelation 21:6-7

We are children of the living God and as sons and daughters of God, we are mandated and chosen to be the aroma of Jesus Christ. Our aim is not just to be holy and pure, but to be of service to God. The world will seek to tempt us to serve our own interests, but we must remember that our highest calling and satisfaction will come from learning to serve the kingdom of God.

Jesus said, the Kingdom of God is within you. I believe he referred to the kingdom of our heart. The secret place in each of us from which everything else flows. It’s a challenging journey to be a Christian. But it is also a privilege we should not take lightly. We are sons and daughters of the living Christ. Nothing else on earth and no other status in all creation can compare to what God has called us – “Heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ”. We have been chosen, mandated and given the responsibility and authority to carry out the good works that Christ prepared for us to accomplish.

Lord God, i receive and embrace this privilege to be called an heir of God and a co-heir with Christ. It is a title of no comparison and one that is everlasting. But it is one which comes with a solemn duty and responsibility. May you imbue me with resolve, ambition and passion for serving your kingdom. Generate within me these qualities Lord through your Holy Spirit.

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