Words from the Heart for Monday May 28th, 2018
For ‘In him we live and move and have our being’; as even some of your own poets have said, ‘For we too are his offspring.’
Acts 17:28 (NRSV)
We Live and Move and Have our Being
When the Gospel was preached to people who did not yet know the Lord, it was noted to them that even in their traditions there was a place for a Creator God. There was already an opening in their lives for the message of the Gospel. Who will you speak with today who is already prepared by the Lord to hear the good news?
According to a Statistics Canada report this past February, Canadians are not as willing as in the past to pull up stakes and move somewhere else in the country to find work. The annual rate of interprovincial migration has fallen by more than half since the early 1970s. Internal migration once exceeded international immigration to Canada by a huge margin; today, more people arrive from outside our borders each year than move between provinces. Canadians love home.
What role does the Lord Jesus play in your life? There are many who say they believe in Him, and even trust Him, but they live their lives like He doesn’t even exist. I call this practical atheism. We can say we are trusting Christ until we are blue in the face, but if we are always depending upon ourselves, our own goodness and intellect, we are playing games. What role does the Lord Jesus play in the life of someone who is a true follower? Acts 17:28 tells us “For ‘In him we live and move and have our being’; as even some of your own poets have said, ‘For we too are his offspring.’” Even the Athenian poets understood what it was to truly walk the walk of faith. What a beautiful picture of a true follower of Christ. He is our everything – the very life we live, we live in Him. Every step we take is a step of faith, and we don’t make a move without the assurance that we are in the centre of His will. We find our worth and value in Him alone. Does this describe your life in Christ?
These have been words from the heart.