Ginrich's Devotional Blog

November 3, 2013

Inheritance

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Colossians 1:12. giving thanks to the Father who has qualified you to share in the saints inheritance in the light.

Qualified means being entitled to a particular benefit. God qualifies us to share with fellow saints (believers in and followers of Jesus) His inheritance in His light. One of the definitions of “light” is spiritual illumination or understanding. Our inheritance will be an understanding of Who God is. We cannot comprehend all God is through our physical understanding. Our finite minds have enough trouble with our 3 dimensional world. The 4th dimension, the spiritual world, is clouded by our obsession with the physical. As we grow in the Lord we gradually see some of our inheritance. Our question is how much are we willing to release in our physical world and increase in our spirits? We see the answer in the priorities we set. Let’s review our priorities with honesty and in communion with God

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January 19, 2012

Vision

Filed under: Bible,Christ,devotion,God's Word,Jesus — by ginrich @ 1:56 am
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Ephesians 1:18 I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, (The Holy Bible, New International Version)

Paul’s prayer is that the eyes of our hearts are enlightened. He states his reason for wanting that is for us to know the hope (the close relationship with God) that God has called us. God has called us to avail ourselves of the riches of inheritances we have through His Son, Jesus. How do we do this? First we must be believers and followers of Jesus Christ, God’s only Son. When we accept Jesus into our lives we receive His gift of His Holy Spirit. We need to be open to learn to use this gift. We learn to use this gift by studying and immersing ourselves in the written Word of God, the Holy Bible. As we learn more about God and learn to apply His principles to our lives our vision improves. As our vision improves we will see more and more of the glorious inheritance available to us through the grace of God. Our question is where are our eyes looking? Do we focus on God and His principles or do we focus on the world and culture around us? The choice is ours.

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