“…an heir of God through Christ“. – Galatians 4:7
Lots of people are thinking about what they want, but perhaps it would be better for us to think about what we have. Better yet, think about who you are—a child of God and an heir of God. Meditating on who you are and what you have in Christ affects how you view everything else in life. It makes life one big “Wow moment”, giving us joy unspeakable and full of glory. And as we view our past, present, and prospect from this vantage point life becomes a blessing rather than a burden. J. R. Miller wrote:
“By nature we are children of wrath; but union to Jesus exalts us to the highest pitch of honour and happiness. All our mercies flow through Jesus; we must ever look to Him as the medium of access to God, and of union to God.
If we are one with Jesus, we are heirs of God; to us He has willed all the riches of grace, and all the riches of glory. The testament is made and sealed, and all is secured to us by the oath of God, and the blood of our dear Saviour.
Oh, what an honour! To be the heirs of God! To possess and enjoy throughout eternity all that God can impart! Unutterable grace! We have enough secured to us while on earth; and we shall be put in full possession at the resurrection.
Let us then ascertain beyond a doubt, that we are the sons of God; that we have received the spirit of adoption; that we are united to Jesus; and daily walk with God. Let us live expecting the day when we shall be put in possession, and preparing for that glorious event. Let us walk worthy of the vocation wherewith we are called, with all lowliness and meekness, watching unto prayer.”
Let earth no more my heart divide;
With Christ may I be crucified:
To Thee with my whole soul aspire;
Dead to the world and all its toys,
To idle pomp, and fading joys,
Be Thou alone my one desire!