Through the centuries, our world has seen the rise and fall of many dynasties. The royal family of England is one of the last remaining monarchies. As Queen Elizabeth II continues to reign, Prince Charles, Prince William and now Prince George wait in line to assume the throne. They anticipate this position of honor and power for one reason – it’s their birthright. Though the full realization of their inheritance has not transpired, their royal status affords them numerous privileges today.
As the descendants of the house of Windsor have a royal inheritance, we, as Christians, have been blessed with a glorious inheritance. We are citizens of a kingdom that will never fall. We have a King whose reign will never end. We have an inheritance beyond anything this world has ever seen: “Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when He appears, we shall be like Him” (1 John 3:2).
Though we’ve not yet received our full inheritance, we have access to everything we need to live an abundant and godly life on this earth. We receive it by going to the One who sits on the throne:
“Let us fearlessly and confidently and boldly draw near to God’s throne of grace; that we may receive mercy [for our failures] and find grace to help in good time for every need — appropriate and well-timed help, coming just when we need it” (Hebrews 4:16).
Your God-given inheritance is guaranteed. You lack nothing, but to receive it, you must believe it:
“We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised” (Hebrews 6:12).
Our times of greatest need provide God the opportunity to bestow His greatest supply. There’s no reason for you to live as a spiritual pauper when the riches of heaven are available to you today. Do you need to claim part of your inheritance? Go to God’s throne of grace, asking and believing for all you need.
“My God will supply all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.”