Friday, October 17, 2014

PPF: My Inheritance, and Yours!

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 
who has blessed you and I in Christ 
with every spiritual blessing in the heavens, 
as He chose you and I in Him, 
before the foundation of the world, 
to be holy and without blemish before Him. 
In love, He destined you and I 
for adoption to Himself through Christ Jesus." 
Ephesians 1:3-5
Hetty Green was called "Americas Greatest Miser" 
because her stinginess was legendary. 
She wore one old black dress and 
had only the dirty hem washed. 
She ate cheap pies and cold oatmeal 
because she hated spending for heating it. 
Even if she had millions from her success in real estate and investments, 
when he son broke his leg as a child, 
she tried to get him treated in a free clinic. 
Because of delay and years of poor treatment, 
his leg had to be amputated. 
When she died in 1916, she left an estate of $100 million.

We don't want to be like Hetty Green, do we? 
So let's not wait to discover how rich we are! 
God has blessed us with EVERY spiritual blessing! 
That's more valuable than any earthy blessing! 
More valuable than $100 milllion! 
And the best part is, He chose us to be adopted into His family! 
I am super excited about that! Are you?

 "In Him you...were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit, 
which is the first installment of our inheritance..." 
Ephesians 1:13-14
First installment. Downpayment. Earnest money. 
Guarantee. Engagement ring. Pledge. 
When we buy a condominium, lot or a car, 
the seller usually asks us to give a deposit 
to show we really have the intention of 
going through with the purchase.
In 1 Peter 1:4, Peter talks of our inheritance 
which is incorruptible, undefiled and unfading. 
It is beyond the reach of decay, and it is kept in heaven for us. 
We don't have to worry about termites 
eating away our inheritance, 
or that it will lose its value because of inflation, 
or that it will disappear because of a natural calamity.

Although that inheritance is in heaven, 
we can have a foretaste of it here on earth, 
because of the Holy Spirit. 
We're heirs! 
The Holy Spirit will work in us and through us, 
to make sure we get our inheritance, starting right now. 
We just have to accept Jesus, 
love and believe in Him, and most importantly obey Him!

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17 comments:

  1. Thank you this is beautiful.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  2. hi patsy, i'm your neighbor at fellowship friday:) i think i have been to your blog before, but it has been awhile. the Scripture for today is beautiful...as well as the art:) thank you so much.

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  3. Lovely! glad I dropped in this week :)

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  4. Really lovely post,thank you.

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  5. Great post Patsy and love the pages. Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  6. Your work and postings are always a blessings. I love the girls expression. Happy PPF and Blessings!

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  7. I loved this post, and your artwork as always, is stunning. I had heard of ms. Green before--what a sad existence.

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  8. Wonderful and true words. I'm having issues with money worship. Needed this, thanks for sharing! Happy Paint Party Friday :)
    Tam Hess
    cardmakingartists.com

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  9. This inheritance fills my heart with great joy! Your artwork is beautiful!

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  10. The inclusion of Ms Green story is such a great comparison of how we can go through our spiritual lives not really experiencing the full benefit of our life in Christ. Love your art pieces.

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  11. Visiting from Sandy's. So glad I came by!!

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  12. I am super-excited about that, Patsy! Blessed to be your sister in Christ!

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  13. Very pretty!!! Thanks for linking! Come back Monday! XO

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  14. I wanted a peaceful little break in my day and so I came to visit you because your words and your art are peace giving.

    I love all of your paintings, but oh my heart, your painting with the girl and the dove just takes my breath away. I have a pet dove and she cuddles with me like that.

    Many blessings on your day, Dear One.

    Hugs,
    Teresa

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  15. That's amazing pictures!

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  16. I love the words you used to describe our inheritance. We don't have to worry about it, it is there waiting for us. The bird is so beautiful. Blessings, Janet PPF

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I am so glad you dropped by! You are a blessing!
:^) Patsy