"...and I will dwell in the House of the LORD forever!"

Monday, June 27, 2011

Inspired by Inheritance

It was a normal Saturday afternoon for Max Melitzer, a hopeless homeless man from Salt Lake City, Utah. Max was walking through the park pushing his shopping cart that held all of his posessions, and then it happened. David Lundberg, a private investigator hired by Melitzer's family, finally tracked Max down after weeks of searching for him. As they sat on the park bench together, Lundberg relayed the message that changed Max's life. One of Max's brothers had died, but before he passed, he left Max a "significant" sum of money; enough money to purchase clothing, food, a car, a home, and health care. When asked how Max reacted to the news, Lundberg said, "He's still in shock. This came out of nowhere."

In Ephesians chapter one, Paul relayed a message that changes our lives. He wrote, "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ." (Ephesians 1:3) These "spiritual" blessings are greater than anything money can buy. There's only one problem: We're not always in "shock." We forget the beauty of our inheritance, and we convince ourselves it's something we deserve.

Lundberg said Max was in "shock" because his inheritance "came out of nowhere." As Christians, our inheritance comes from a specific place. It travels to earth from God's porch in Heaven, but it's transferred to our lives from Calvary's Cross.

Live each day inspired by your inheritance. Remember, it changed your life!