Enjoy Life, Enjoy God

Dale Patterson


October 13, 2011

This note is to inform you that you are the recipient of a most valuable inheritance.  That's right, you are an heir!

The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God's children. Now if we are children, then we are heirs--heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory.
--Romans 8:16,17 TNIV
Because we have been adopted as children of God, that gives us status as full heirs of our Father in heaven, and entitled to all the rights and privileges thereof.  Yet it also means we live not as slaves, not as the indulged, but consistent with, and doing honor to our status as the adopted children and heirs.
We are not slaves to sin, but we are heirs of the King of the Cosmos.  Now let us live this day with such noble and glorious status.
Dale Patterson