In Him We Live

>> June 6, 2010

Today is Monday Manna, an opportunity for many of us to ponder a specific verse that Joanne has posted on her blog at Open Book.


Acts 17:28: In Him we live and move and have our being.

Ever since Joanne posted the verse for us to focus on for today's Monday Manna I have been singing the early '80's praise chorus:

In Him we live and move
And have our being
In Him we live and move
And have our being

Make a joyful noise (woo!)
Sing unto the Lord
Tell Him of your love
Dance before Him
Make a joyful noise (woo!)
Sing unto the Lord
Tell Him of your love
Hallelujah!
© 1981 Integrity Hosanna! Music


What comes to my mind is the fact that when I am in Him:
I follow His will, not my own.
I lean on His understanding, not my own.
I focus on Him, not myself
I have joy,
I have life,
I want to rejoice and worship Him.

And when I'm not in Him?
I don't even want to move.
I am nobody
no joy
no life
I want to only dwell on the situations and not the solution.

He is the solution to my situations and I will gladly yield myself to be in Him.

3 comments so far...Care to leave your thoughts?:

Debbie 6/07/2010  

I love what you wrote especially--

"I follow His will, not my own.
I lean on His understanding, not my own.
I focus on Him, not myself" Good reminder of what my focus should be each day. God bless, deb

Karlene 6/07/2010  

While pondering this scripture, I had that song dancing through my brain. I nearly used it for my post. ^_^

The contrasts you made are so right on! When I know I'm not in Him, I cry out for the shift. With that shift comes the switch in focus, from me to others.

BTW, I love the Mari Heart theme.

Rita's Random Ramblings 6/07/2010  

Your words were sweet music to my soul today!

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