On that day Moses swore to me, “The land on which your feet have walked
will be your inheritance and that of your children forever,
because you have followed the Lord my God wholeheartedly.”
Joshua 14:9
Kelly and I went to a lawyer a few years ago and mapped out our will. It felt a little weird since I had yet to hit fifty. And we need to update it again already. We want to be prepared, because you never know what tomorrow holds.
We want to make it as easy for our kids as we can when we’re gone. We’ve seen too many families torn apart, squabbling over who gets what when Mom and Dad die, especially when it’s a second marriage. Step siblings who seem to love each other, feud over the stuff their parents meant to be a blessing, instead of leaning on each other in shared grief.
We want to provide for our children’s future, but even more than that, we want to leave a spiritual inheritance. If we live all out for the Lord, as Joshua did, that will be our greatest legacy.
If we model what it means to love our spouse through temptation, sickness, and financial woes, as well as when we’re healthy and secure, we hope it will give our children the determination to stay true to their marriages. If we give freely of our time and resources to help others, we hope our children will find it easier to be generous.
The people we love to the Lord will become their forever family. The neighbors we befriend will support and encourage our children when we’re gone. The authority we speak over demonic forces in the name of Jesus will clear away the oppression and defeat from previous generations.
The Promised Land was an irrevocable gift from God to the Israelites. He also has an inheritance in store for those who choose to be grafted into His family tree. Those who founded this country sought God wholeheartedly and set up laws to govern people in righteousness. But we have given way to idol worship and immorality, pursuing other things more zealously than our relationship with Jesus. How can we reclaim our land so it is worth passing on to the generations to come?
Daniel chapter 9 is an excellent example of repentance for the sins of a nation. I have personalized verses 17-19. I hope you will pray for our country today: “Now, our God, hear the prayers and petitions of your servant. For your sake, Lord, look with favor on your desolate [nation of the United States]. Give ear, our God, and hear; open your eyes and see the desolation of the [country] that bears your Name. We do not make requests of you because we are righteous, but because of your great mercy.  Lord, listen! Lord, forgive! Lord, hear and act! For your sake, my God, do not delay, because [this country] and your people bear your Name.”(NIV)
Let us never forget what made America great to begin with, and return to Him in wholehearted obedience. Only then will we leave an inheritance for future generations that is the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
Romans 12:21
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