Tuesday, 29 July 2008

The daughter's inheritance

SY, I don't know what is happening to me o, since our last conversation He has been bombarding me with stuff for the girls!! It is well.

This one is for the DIVAs in the house!

in·her·it·ance /ɪnˈhɛrɪtəns/ noun 1. something that is or may be inherited; property passing at the owner's death to the heir or those entitled to succeed; legacy.
2. the genetic characters transmitted from parent to offspring, taken collectively.
3. something, as a quality, characteristic, or other immaterial possession, received from progenitors or predecessors as if by succession: an inheritance of family pride.
4. portion; birthright; heritage: Absolute rule was considered the inheritance of kings. (Dictionary.com)

One day when she came to Othniel, she urged him to ask her father for a field. When she got off her donkey, Caleb asked her, "What can I do for you?" She replied, "Do me a special favour. Since you have given me land in the Negev, give me also springs of water." So Caleb gave her the upper and lower springs.
Joshua 15:18-19

Why should our father's name disappear from his clan because he had no son? Give us property among our father's relatives." So Moses brought their case before the Lord and the Lord said to him, "What Zelophehad's daughters are saying is right. You must CERTAINLY give them PROPERTY as an INHERITANCE among their father's relatives and give their father's inheritance over to them". Numbers 27:4-7

The Lord dropped this into my spirit during my quiet time. He said as a daughter there is an inheritance for you. When I read about Joshua's daughter Acsah, I was surprised that she went to her father for property although she was married. I felt the Holy Spirit say..yes you may be married but your Father remains your source. Sisters, please I want to keep it real. Yes, the man may be the provider but He is not our source. Rachel told Jacob "Give me children or I die", Jacob's reply to her was "Am I in the place of God?" (Genesis 30:1). I had to ask myself where I had been going for the things I had required, who or what I had been putting in the place of God! He said, "Never look to a man, job or anyone to be your source or financial security. I am God who never sleeps or slumbers, who knows the end from the beginning, the one to whom the cattle on a thousand hills belongs to, the One who teaches you how to make wealth. It is my desire that you enjoy all that the 'earth' has to offer. It is my desire that you use what I have blessed you with to expand my Kingdom."

These days I get the general idea that quite a number of women refuse to put their financial lives in order because of this idea that when they get married all will be well and good. I know I'm not talking about you! Well, I have decided to be a good thing in the life of my husband not additional debt or financial worries so I'm learning to take money and money matters quite seriously! I recommend all women read Rich Woman by Kim Kiyosaki wife of Robert Kiyosaki author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad. It's a great read and is thought provoking. I think it's also interesting that when the Proverbs 31 woman was described, not much reference was made to her husband's contribution to her finances!

An inheritance is never totally about material things however, looking at the definition we see it is a quality or characteristic passed from parent to offspring. God is our father and He has an inheritance for us. When we gave our lives to Him, He reGENErated us. We basically got new genes, our spiritual genetic make up is like our father and that qualifies us for the inheritance. Why did Jesus die? Because, inheritance occurs at death. The great thing about Jesus death was that He died but He rose again so we could enjoy the inheritance together! I believe this inheritance consists of divine health and wealth, peace unspeakable, joy indescribable, the nothing broken, nothing missing blessing of God, that ability to stand through the storms of life.

It is well, these days I'm so glad that I am Woman. I secretly think sometimes that God loves us more o... It is well. Remain blessed and highly favoured. 2008 continues to remain our year of UNCOMMON TESTIMONIES.


30+ said...

I am a DIVA

I loved it and have longed practiced it.

OluwaDee said...

A timely word.

My Diva principles came in d post 2day.

isha said...

This post was spot on! In the past month of unemployment, that's really what i've been learning. God has shown me in more ways than one, that everything I could ever need comes from no other source but HIM. It may be manifest through different channels, but He's the origin of it all.

Thanks for sharing. Hope you're doing great.

ebony said...

My dear, very soon I will have to be referring to you as Dr., Minister Believer o. You give fresh manna with your posts....the Word in principle and practice. Don't stop the flow! This post hit the spot. BTW, we had a 5.8 earthquake today and in my 4th floor office I was just saying "Sweet Jesus" over and over as the building swayed to and fro for almost a minute. See me o, I even forgot to hide under my desk, just stood there calling the Lord till it stopped.

Rita Esuru Okoroafor said...

This is beautiful and refreshing...

God bless you and continue to inspire you.

Remi, United Kingdom said...

Hey Believer,
How are you? thanks for the comment on my page... xxx
I love this post.... you hit it on the head. Yes God is our source. Proverbs 31 woman says that " she will go out, see land and buy it" I did not read, the husband will give her money and then she will go out. lol... which means God blesses her as an INDIVIDUAL.. and then she uses her money to be a BLESSING to her family... now this is the part a whole lot of sisters miss! married or not, God is our source, that's why he is meant to be in the middle of the marriage union, he is the source of marriage, as a couple and as an individual. Furthermore as seeds of Abraham, we all (INDIVIDUALLY) have a covenant with God and I believe the headig on the covenant deed does not change to mrs when we get married.... awesome.. thanks for sharing... such an insight. I'm back from hols and conferences, fingers flexing... waiting for the holy spirit to do his thang! . much luvxxx

Believer said...

@30+: You don't need to tell me sista! I can see it. Keep on shining!

@oluwadee:Iyao, ba wo ni? I trust that the book will be a blessing

@isha: Amen and amen. He keeps surprising me everyday, blessings from where I least expect them

@ebony:Hope you got my email

@rita:Thanks for coming this way. That's a beautiful blog you have over there.

@remi: Welcome back, i'm expectant! Thanks for taking the message to a new dimension. It is well. I am so expectant and excited!

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

An important message for me, for such a time as this.

Debbie said...

This is a true awaking, being expectant and living in the light of God's provision is all we should and are required to do. Well thought out and written post.
Well done.

Lady A said...

GOd is so loving to his children. I felt how you do when you said u think God loves us more....however I must say that I believe He favors us more because we nurture like He does us....

Believer said...

@LOASCM:It is well


@ladya: True talk, how have you been?