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Possessions of a Prodigal
by DeAnna Brooks
04/20/05
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... wasted his possessions with prodigal living ...

Luke 15:13


I, by grace alone, am a daughter of my Father, a benevolent and loving Father who has bestowed upon me an inheritance. An inheritance that is mine, now. An inheritance that became mine, not upon the Father’s death, but upon my own death’s death. An inheritance flowing from the love of the Father’s Only Son, who laid down His own life that I might no longer be called Death’s progeny. Oh, the strangeness of Love’s mercy, the bounty of His blessings.

But I must ask myself, how have I wasted the possessions of my inheritance? And what has my own prodigal living looked like?

A fruit-laden table stands my portion. Heaped with love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. A storehouse filled with priceless treasures bequeathed and entrusted to my care. Treasures of meekness, humility, Christ-mindedness, patience, light, praise, thanksgiving, and so much more. An armory, fully equipped, each piece made to fit, lies waiting for my use. Where truth and righteousness, faith and salvation, and the spirit wait to cover me head to toe.

Yet prodigal living (failing to believe God for my inheritance) left me many times staring at pig-sties when a table in the presence lay awaiting me. My possessions wasted. Untouched. Un-used.


Oh, my gracious Father, Your open arms stretch out to me. Your table and Your storehouse remain my portion. Led me to walk a life ‘believing’ You, a life that chooses to access all Your love provides. Teach me to leave prodigal living behind, and run wildly and confidently into Your embrace.


If you died today, are you absolutely certain that you would go to heaven? You can be! TRUST JESUS NOW

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Joyce Poet 21 Apr 2005
Amen. Sister, I cannot imagine how many of His blessed treasures in this life I have missed out on by not believing Him for them. They are all mine... as long as I believe Him for them and draw nigh to Him to receive them. What a thought-provoking piece you've written for us all to stop and ponder why we might not be walking in the fullness that children of God surely have access to. And all I can pray is "Forgive me, Father, and teach me to walk in the full extent of grace... even extended grace. Teach me, Lord, to receive and more than receiving, teach me to give." Sis, my phone rang as I was typing this comment... "Ms. Tijerina, we have just credited to your account $75.00 because of mistakes that we made." I serve a glorious, loving, wondrous, mighty, merciful, graceful, and kind Father who would never give his child a stone when he (or she) asks for a fish! When I found out yesterday that my acct. was overdrawn, it just nearly devestated me. HOW AWESOME IS THE LORD, JEHOVAH JIREH!!!!! And He is our Provider, even when we act like selfish, prodigal children!
Nancy Hardy 20 Apr 2005
A most excellent expression - An inheritance that became mine, not upon the Father’s death, but upon my own death’s death.
I am so enjoying your mini Bible studies; I am using them as part of my daily (as you post them) devotionals. Thank you for sharing your wisdom with me! - Nancy
Debra Brand 20 Apr 2005
Such a soul comfort! Thanks and Amen
Mitzi Busby 20 Apr 2005
Thank you for helping us find those treasures in the Word.




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