Romans 8:16-17 GW-The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children. If we are his children, we are also God’s heirs. If we share in Christ’s suffering in order to share his glory, we are heirs together with him.
So many people aren’t sure of anything. They’re not sure of the future. What’s going to happen to our nation, our rights. Will what we have be taken from me? But let me assure you of one thing; if you are a child of God and the Spirit of God lives in you, you are an heir of God and a joint heir with Christ. There’s a promise you can hold onto! You may share space in this world, but be assured, you are not of this world!
Let’s not forget what Christ suffered while he was on the earth. Rejection, ridicule, attempts on His life, betrayal, and misunderstandings. Religious leaders tried to trick and trap Him, laughed and mocked Him. He was spit on, slapped and beaten. Took 49 lashes that peeled the skin from His back. Suffered at the hands of the very ones He gave His life for. And this verse says that if you’ve suffered anything like this, you will also share in His glory.
Being an heir means you have access to the good stuff. You don’t have to live in poverty anymore. You don’t have to be sick anymore. You have access to everything Jesus has to give you, all you have to do is receive it. Come boldly to the throne of grace that you may obtain mercy and find grace or favor in your time of need (Hebrews 4:16).
Thank You Lord for saving me and setting me free from the curse. I submit myself to your Lordship. If I must suffer because You suffered, You will give me the strength I need to make the journey. I trust in You. You said You’d never leave me nor forsake me and You have not. My hope is in You. I wait patiently for You because what You started, You will finish. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.