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A New Song

God's Inheritance

Lord, you have been our dwelling place throughout all generations.  Before the mountains were born or you brought forth the earth and the world, from everlasting to everlasting you are God.  - Psalm 90:1-2 NIV

One of the things I hear on occasion while playing golf is the phrase: "Remember to hit the little ball, not the big ball", or something like that.  In case you aren't a golfer, the little ball is the golf ball and the big ball is the earth.  If you hit too much of the big ball before you hit the little golf ball, your shot won't go very far at all.  In my case, recently, the ball landed in a pond.  These things came to my mind this morning as I mulled over Psalm 90, a prayer of Moses.  As I read the words in the first few verses, I think about how insignificant I am in the whole scheme of things.  Individually, we are just tiny specks in God's creation. 

It is all about perspective, isn't it?  God is the creator of this whole world.  None of us have even seen the whole world, let alone can we fathom its creation.  And yet, God takes interest in you and me.  While that is incomprehensible to me, I'm so very thankful for it.  God created us for His pleasure and for His inheritance.   Did you know that you were an inheritance to God? The saints (Christians) are God's inheritance because we will be living in heaven with Him someday and all of our actions have an eternal impact one way or the other.  All that we do should be for Him, for the furtherance of His kingdom.  And the good thing is, God will enable us to do His work here on earth through the same power that He used when He raised Jesus Christ from the dead.  Paul prays for us to have the knowledge of that kind of power in his letter to the Ephesians:

I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe.  That power is like the working of his mighty strength, which he exerted in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly realms, -  Ephesians 1:18-20, NIV

Yes.  We are God's inheritance.  The God who created and who rules the entire universe has in inheritance in us.  Let's get to work for God here on earth so we can give Him the inheritance in us that he deserves, shall we?

May the favor of the Lord our God rest upon us; establish the work of our hands for us, - yes, establish the work of our hands. Psalm 90:17 NIV

Lord, I thank you for taking interest in me personally and considering me an inheritance even though you have the whole world at your disposal.  Show me exactly the work I am to do for you with my hands.  Enable me with your power to do that work you would have me to do and let your favor rest upon me so that I can live for your glory.  Amen.