Our Ancestry

Have you joined in the latest craze to uncover the secrets of your family history? We all wonder if someone famous shares the same DNA as ours. Does my ancestry show how I might be related to a queen or king? Could I be of the same bloodline as a literary giant from long ago? I think we all search for significance in the mundane of our daily lives by looking to our past. Admittedly I have thought to myself; there must be more to my life than working, raising children, and chores.

Human Ancestry

These thoughts began again recently as I watch my parents’ generation start to depart this life. I helplessly watch as age takes a toll on their frail frames. Those once larger-than-life family members now confined to nursing homes or hospital beds. They guided my life with their wisdom, but now the mantle is passing to my generation. Who will oversee my steps into the future? Will I impact the lives of the next generation?

“In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps.”

Proverbs 16:9 (NIV) 

Faith Ancestry

I ponder these profound questions as I reflect on those who went before me. Soon, I hear the small whisper of Christ that reminds me that I am never alone in this world. My thoughts turn to my Christian ancestry. I remember all the spiritual giants of the Bible and how they guide my life through their words recorded in scripture. My heart lightens as I understand that Christ will never leave me or forsake me. He will guide my steps all of my life.

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 I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.

Psalm 121:1-2 (NIV) 

Child of God

I do not have to worry about my ancestry or worry about the significance of my life. I am a child of Christ. Christ paved the way and set the example for me to follow. Christ calls me to walk the path He has laid out for me. Nothing more, nothing less; He wants my obedience. When we follow God’s way, then He will make everything work out. The path may not be easy, and lives will not be perfect. But we are assured in Romans 8:28 that Christ will work out everything for our good.

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Romans 8:28 (NIV)

It is nice to know all about our human ancestry and how we fit into our family lineage. But, it is our Christian ancestry that provides us with a purpose and a future. You are a child of a King, and you are significant in His eyes.

Prayer

Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for accepting me into the family of God. Thank you for providing me a future and a purpose better than my human ancestry. Help me always remember that I am a child of the one true King. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Blessings,

Yvonne M Morgan, #Blogger, #Speaker, #Writer

Matthew 28:19 “Therefore, GO and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit.”

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18 thoughts on “Our Ancestry

  1. Ava Pennington – Bible study teacher, speaker, and author of Daily Reflections on the Names of God: A Devotional.
    Ava Pennington

    Thank you for this reminder to keep things in a right perspective.

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      You are very welcome Ava. Stay safe and God bless

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Me too! Hallelujah. Stay safe and God bless

  2. Nancy E. Head – United States – Writer and teacher Nancy E. Head was a single mother with five children under the age of 14 when she attended Penn State to earn a bachelor’s degree in English and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Her career took a journalistic turn from radio news to newspaper reporting, then education before she returned to the classroom to secure a master’s degree in English from Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Currently an instructor at Penn State Altoona and Great Commission Schools, she also spent two summers teaching English in Asia and is a Distinguished Toastmaster. When not teaching or writing, she restores antique quilts, crafts projects for her grandchildren, and helps her husband lead a small group at their church devoted to ministering to the needy in their community.
    Nancy E. Head

    Great reminders here! God bless!

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Thanks Nancy. Stay safe and God bless

  3. Ha, so timely. Your blog posted the very same day I got my ancestry.com DNA results back! But you are completely right: our heavenly family and God-DNA is far superior.

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      But I do hope you found some wonderful information about your family too. It is fun to research our family history. Stay safe and God bless

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      So very true Anne. Thanks for commenting. Stay safe and God bless.

  4. I love this perspective on our ancestry. You write it well when you say, “it is our Christian ancestry that provides us with a purpose and a future.” We walk in victory over sin an death because of the Son of God. We are his family – a family that comes from righteousness, perfection, and holiness. What more ancestry could we ever want? 🙂

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Best family ever . Thanks Marcie. Stay safe and God bless.

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      Me too! Thanks so much for visiting. Stay safe and God bless.

  5. Praise God that He calls us child! It’s certainly fun to look into family trees, I will admit. But I do love your point that at the end of the day, all that truly matters is our place in God’s family. Thanks for that reminder!

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      You are very welcome. Thanks Emily. Stay safe and God bless

  6. Melinda Viergever Inman – earth – Raised on the Oklahoma plains in a storytelling family, Melinda now spins tales from her writer's cave in the South. Her fiction illustrates our human story, wrestling with our brokenness and the storms that wreak havoc in our lives. Find her at http://melindainman.com.
    Melinda Viergever Inman

    These are comforting thoughts as I watch my father slowly fading away. We are never diminished in God’s eyes. We are never forgotten by him. We are never abandoned by God as our bodies decay and our memories fail. He is with us always and into eternity. These thoughts also give me great comfort, Yvonne.

    1. Yvonne – I am a wife, a mom of two grown daughters, and one son who lives with Jesus. I am also a grandmother. I am passionate about missions and writing about the amazing stories of seeing Christ in action on my journey. God led me to set up a charity, which cares for orphans in Nepal and Myanmar. I hope my stories inspire you to reach out and be the hands and feet of Christ to someone.
      Yvonne Morgan

      He is with us forever. Such comfort in those words. I hope you are feeling better soon. Thanks Melinda. Stay safe and God bless

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