Here is what I wrote:
I am so humbled by the prospect of the spiritual inheritance reserved in heaven for me. Even going to heaven is so far above what I deserve!
You have given me so many blessings here in this life. It's truly beyond what I could ask or think to have an inheritance awaiting me in heaven. I am overwhelmed by Your goodness and generosity. I thank and praise You for reserving this amazing inheritance for me!
In Jesus' Name,
I mentioned before that I like to copy these prayers on pretty stationery and file them in the front of my prayer journal, where I have often prayed through them on a rotating basis.
The stationery I used for this simple prayer is one of my favorite designs, now long gone. The artwork is by the incomparable Shelly Reeves Smith and depicts blue flowers, a mini greenhouse, and lots of lovely greenery. It has a refreshing yet comforting look. The saying lettered around the edge reads:
🌿🌼🌿"The seeds of discouragement will not grow in the thankful heart."
And isn't that so true? I find that sometimes I do feel a bit discouraged, especially during this difficult time we are all coping with. Yet if I can pause and realize how very much I still have to be thankful for, the seeds of discouragement will not germinate and grow.
I have a quote in my prayer journal that goes something like this: "O Thou who hast given us so much, mercifully grant us one thing more — a grateful heart." The source I copied it from says the quote is by Thomas Merton. I have seen this quote, or words very similar, attributed to George Herbert, Author Unknown, and I think maybe even to George Washington, if I'm remembering correctly. Regardless of who said it, it's a good prayer and one that's important to keep in the forefront of our thinking.
God helping us, let's be sure that we are cultivating a thankful, grateful heart -- one in which the seeds of discouragement cannot get a foothold and take root.