Friday, April 3, 2009

Our Inheritance

Eph. 1

A girl whom I mentor had asked me,” What is faith?” As I began to explain to her what faith was I realized something crucial was missing in our conversation. I realized that she had not accepted Jesus as her savior. I stopped dead in my tracks and asked her, “Have you prayed and asked God to forgive you and accept Jesus into your heart?” She said “No” . I then asked her if she would like to? She had a resounding, YES!!!! So we prayed that ever joyful and very heartfelt prayer together, and with tears in my eyes I realized God was teaching me a thing or two about faith. I was then able to teach her the exact faith I have in God.
The Holy Spirit was there in my heart prompting me to say what was placed in my heart for that exact moment. I was blessed beyond anything I could imagine as I had put my faith and trust in God many years ago about this girls salvation. God allowed me to be a part in it and to see Him glorified was nothing but exceptional.
I believe that is part of our inheritance. Our faith and seeing Him be glorified goes beyond anything we will ever experience on our own..

Eph 1: 1-12 says this:Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, To the saints who are in Ephesus, and faithful in Christ Jesus: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love, having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will, to the praise of the glory of His grace, by which He has made us accepted in the Beloved. In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace which He made to abound toward us in all wisdom and prudence, having made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His good pleasure which He purposed in Himself, that in the dispensation of the fullness of the times He might gather together in one all things in Christ, both which are in heaven and which are on earth--in Him. In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will, that we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory.

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