Siesta Fiesta: A Word on Inheritance
No doubt you girls have seen recaps of Siesta Mama’s message all over the place, but it would be neglectful, and lo even shameful, for me to post picture after picture of all the wonderful girls with whom I shared the weekend and not mention my Jesus who was the highlight of the whole thing.
Beth’s message was based on Psalm 16 and I can honestly say I will never read it the same way again. She spoke on boundaries and dwelling within the place God has portioned us. One idea that I’ve always been blown away by is the fact that I am God’s inheritance. That He is Mine and..what? I am His? That has always seemed like a pitiful exchange to me. I’ve always believed the only way God could ever be pleased with me as His portion was if I was lumped in with many, many others whose offerings were more significant than mine.
But, I can not ignore the entirety of Scripture which is full of God’s dealings with individuals. I can not forget that flawed David was the apple of His eye. That He stood near bold Paul in his moments of fear. That He spoke person-to-person with peasant girls and fisherman and kings. As God continues His work of preparing a plural people for His inheritance, we can never forget that people is made up of a singular you and me – each of us pieces that make up the collective treasure. And yet, mysteriously, if there was but one coin in the chest God would consider it just as valuable. I can barely take that in.
There is so much more I could say here but I have to be honest and tell you there are some things that God spoke to me that I want to hold and ponder in my own heart. Though I like to think I live my faith out in the open, there are some things that are tender, intimate and that I consider my personal, private treasures. He is mine, indeed. Fair trade or not…:)
I am reminded of one of my favorite songs. I hope these lyrics speak to your soul like they do mine.
You know, I’ve been struggling to get a post out on this weekend and you said it perfectly – some things ARE just too intimate to share.
A beautiful recap to a beautiful weekend.
So lovely to have met you!
I loved this post so much and needed to be reminded that I am HIS!
Blessings to you!
Thank you for sharing a taste of what the Lord poured over you. I’m so glad that He spoke to you and gave you some intimate gifts to treasure forever.
Thanks for the Word! I love hearing about the Siesta Fiesta and seeing the pics, but I am so glad when one of you shares about what HE SAID!
Lisa – thanks for sharing the pictures, the fun, and even the message from last weekend. Even though I live just a few hours from San Antonio I was unable to attend because I had just sent my oldest off to college and my husband left to go to an out-of-town meeting. Anyway, it’s been fun reading your blog about the big fiesta. I’ve even been a bit jealous, but don’t worry, I’ve confessed that!! LOL
Beth really spoke to my heart last week the message was really good !!
Jesus was the whole reason we where together last weekend was to Parise him !! and I am bless to have been there, marina
It is so hard to believe that God sees us as a treasure. And yet, if we love Scripture and believe what it says about other things, we must believe that too.
I realized today, while thinking about Beth's message and my kids that it is the flaws and failures that make the victories so precious.
I think maybe it is because of (rather than despite)our sinfulness and imperfection that God so treasures us when we turn to Him. He can see how far we've come and how far we have left to go.
Grace & Peace,
I miss you.
Let’s hang out soon.
Excellent! Yes, some things are to be treasured and pondered in our own hearts… it’s part of what makes intimacy so special. :)
I’d almost say that was a sermon.
Lisa – thanks for sharing the fun and even more so, thanks for sharing the message that the Lord poured out. What a blessing to read that.
BTW, how’s the book going? revisions, yet? I’m smack dab in the middle of them! Tough stuff, but I’m humbled to be doing it.
Lisa – great recap! And, you’re right, there are some things that He placed on my heart this weekend that I will treasure just between us!
Honestly, I pray that one day, I will meet you.