Sunday, March 8, 2009

I want what is mine

Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16, Psalm 22:23-31, Romans 4:13-25, Mark 8:31-38

The aforementioned Scriptures today remind us that we have an inheritance that we all should desire. God promised Abraham that he would be the father of many nations and that they would inherit the promised land if they remained faithful.

Jesus went further by asking the question which is more important, the riches of the world or your life? Our reward for our faithfulness is not earthly riches, but salvation. That may not pay your bills, but it will give you peace of mind to deal with the challenges you face on earth.

Because God is a provider, He will place at your feet the resources needed to take care of yourself and your loved ones. All it takes is our focus on Him. It is His promise, it is our inheritance.

Therefore, I want what is mine, what God promised me, and that desire alone will keep my enemies at bay and my troubles in check. I hope that those who read this make that commitment of faith as well. Joshua made the declaration a long time ago, "As for me and my House, we shall serve the Lord." It is an expression of faith that we should all emulate to get what it ours.