This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life. It’s adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike “What’s next, Papa?” God’s Spirit touches our spirits and confirms who we really are. We know who he is, and we know who we are: Father and children. And we know we are going to get what’s coming to us—an unbelievable inheritance! We go through exactly what Christ goes through. If we go through the hard times with him, then we’re certainly going to go through the good times with him! (Romans 8:15-17 MSG)
There were mixed reactions when Queen Elizabeth II firstborn son and heir to the throne became King Charles III. Whether you’re pro-monarchy or anti-monarchy, you would agree that regardless of general opinion, an heir is entitled to their rights and privileges simply because they inherited them. The heir assumes their new roles and responsibilities with anticipation and excitement. God save the king and long may he reign.
I often think about the “unbelievable inheritance” we have as children of God, His heirs, and co-heirs with Christ not just in heaven, but right here on earth. Sadly, not many Christians are claiming the blessings and privileges that come from their association with Christ, and I’m not just talking about material blessings because, yes, God can and does bless us in those areas too when we depend on Him and are good stewards of the resources He has given us. I’m talking about the more important blessings that money can’t buy, such as love, joy, peace, perseverance, etc. Because without peace and perseverance in our lives, we won’t be able to cope with the hardships in life and won’t have joy while we go through them. I’m unapologetic about my blessings because they are my right as a child of God and co-heir with Christ. I encourage you to claim your inheritance too. It’s your right!