Back in August (again, I know you are edified by my blogging procrastination), I went to a Beth Moore conference in San Antonio with some sweet girls from work. Aside from reigniting my passion for blogging (thank you siestas!) my passion for Christ was rekindled. I had only participated in one of Beth's Bible studies and I had never been to a conference and let me tell you, it was powerful.
The theme verse for the conference was Psalm 16 and I'll tell you, it was just what I needed to hear! We focused on verses 5 & 6. Here they are:
"LORD, you have assigned me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure.
The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance."
Here it is in the NASB translation:
"The LORD is the portion of my inheritance and my cup; You support my lot. The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places; Indeed, my heritage is beautiful to me."
We talked about how we are co-heirs with Christ because we are sons and daughters of God Almighty. Everything that belongs to God will soon be ours when Christ comes back in glory (Oh, Lord come quickly!). Wow, powerful right? Our God is so amazing.
Beth focused in on the fact that if we knew we were heiresses of God and if we told ourselves that everyday, would we live the same way we are living right now? We would give ourselves away so easily? Would we consider ourselves worthless and dispensible for the Kingdom of God. Certainly not! We are so important to Him that he has promised us a double portion of His inheritance.
You see, in Biblical times, the first born would receive a double portion of the father's inhertiance. So because Christ is God's only son, he receives a double portion from the Father. But God says that we are co-heirs with Christ and will therefore also receive a double portion! Our God is so generous.
Here's the cool part. Beth talked about how God Himself is also our inheritance because in the Psalm it says that He is our portion. But God's inheritance is His people . . . us! He loves us so much that all He wants is to have all of us fully devoted to Him. And when Christ comes back in glory, He will have that! Now there is no way you can say that you have no value. We are God's inheritance. Not only do we long for Him to come again, He looks longs for us! What a word from the Lord!