“Your spiritual inheritance is found by gazing into the eyes of God, knowing true love, and embracing the authenticity found only in that space. God is your inheritance, and the abundant life with him should never stop flowing. Sometimes, unfortunately, it does, when our perception overshadows how good God really is. . . . Without a true glimpse of Jesus, we can tolerate the inferior and counterfeit in our lives.”- Heath Adamson
As Heath Adamson continues Chapter 1 of The Sacred Chase, he presents his purpose in writing this book. First, Heath stresses, his intent is not to convince the reader to believe in God. Rather, the author wants to “convince you that God believes in you and there is a relationship with God that is beyond belief.” (emphasis author’s)
Furthermore, Mr. Adamson underscores:
“If you dare to believe God’s invitation to ‘have life and have it abundantly’ (John 10:10) and allow that belief to move you to a place apart from all excuses, all mistakes, all areas of shame, and all of the reasons you think you have to justify why your audacious pursuit of God’s goodness in your life won’t work, you’ll never regret it.”
Consequently, this sacred chase provides the reason we need to keep swimming through the struggles of life. However, Heath observes, it’s not necessary for us to wait for God to reach down and give us a reprieve from our swim. Because our great God lives within us, we find the rest we need right there. Like Tilly Smith, your God perfectly designed your current situation for truth and belief to converge in wholehearted devotion.
For example, the man called Legion (Mark 5:1-20), Mr. Adamson states, had a multitude of excuses. But he chose to allow his love for God to slay every one of them. And after Jesus cast out his demons, the man begged to go with Jesus. Instead, Jesus told the man to proclaim the Lord’s goodness to his own people. To offer them the powerful force of hope.
Today’s question: What Bible verses sustain your spiritual inheritance? Please share.
Tomorrow’s blog: “God looks at the heart”