Friday, January 23, 2009

Four Confessions of an Heiress....

I have been intending all week to give my highlights from Tuesday night's bible study. However my intentions were stalled by the flu. SO - better late than never. I must preface this blog by noting this is simply my debrief of our Session Two of The Inheritance bible study (Beth Moore).

Our Four Confessions of an Heiress, thus far are:
1) God has made me an Heir.
2) I am a real, live heir of God and co-heir with Jesus Christ.
3) Because I am a woman, I am technically an HEIRESS (oh - i love that!).
4) The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance (ps 16:6)

Although I could write a couple of essays on what God spoke to me on Tuesday night, the MAIN thing He drove into my mind was this question: "Do I believe God is a giver or a taker? How do my actions say that I believe?" WHOA! Hit me like a ton of bricks.
My initial reaction was to say, well of course God is a giver. However, I don't necessarily think I live this way. Going back to the first temptation in the Garden of Eden, Satan led Eve to believe that God was keeping something from them (i.e. fruit from the Tree of Knowledge). Centuries and centuries later - am I still believing this lie? Do I think that I have to go my own way and do the things the way I want them done if they are to get accomplished? AND, don't I fear sometimes that in order to live God's way - I have to give up FUN things?

Bottom line: God is a GIVER!! He doesn't have to take from us to get glory -- He has to give of Himself to us to get glory! He LONGS to give to us. God wants us to get it through our sweet stubborn heads that if we would only cooperate with Him - - He would bless us beyond our wildest dreams! We don't have one inch of a clue what God has in store for those who give there lives to Him.
Do I really believe Him? Do I believe Him to the greatest lengths of depths of my life? Do I fully trust that He is Who He says He is? and that He can do what He says He can do? Do I? Do you?

I SO want my life to be a wild ride with Jesus. I want to KNOW Him, BELIEVE Him, and understand WHO He really is!

Father, make this a JESUS-YEAR. I pray that 2009 will be a year of renewal, restoration, revelation, and revival.....not just for me personally.....but for my family....for my friends....for my co-workers....for my church. Enlighten the eyes of our hearts so that we will know your glorious riches! Flame the fire in our souls! Tear down our walls and destroy our strongholds of fear, pride, and unbelief.

Let us REJOICE and HOPE and TRUST in You, the only true God.
In the name of the Beloved Jesus Christ, AMEN.
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Kelly Walker said...

woo-hoo! I know I'm a princess b/c my Father is the King! ;)