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YAHWEH CHELQI

 In Lent 2018

Yahweh Chelqi

The Lord My Portion

Psalm 73:25-­26

Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

 

The idea of our “portion” is weird to us in America. But in the ancient Hebrew culture you knew what your “portion” of the inheritance was at birth. It depended upon your gender and your place in the birth order. As adopted children of God we have an inheritance that is given to us as soon as we are re­born. We are not just heirs of God, but we are co­heirs with Christ. We get the double­-portion of inheritance only available to the first­born son!!

God not only gives us our portion, but God is our portion! Not just the actions of God’s care: His grace, His love, His protection, and His provision. But God Himself is our inheritance. The person and presence of God. In His presence we find true happiness and satisfaction. We find a desire for Him as well as a delight in being with Him.

 

REFLECTION

Have you valued the things God can do for you more than His presence in your life?

Repent of anytime you dismissed God’s presence because you were more interested in His presents.

Pray and ask Yahweh Chelqi for more of His presence in your life.

Listen and think about where the Holy Spirit is showing you Yahweh Chelqi’s presence is in your life.

Meditate and imagine what Yahweh Chelqi means; what it might look like that God is our inheritance.

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