Thursday, January 22, 2015

Living in Him

"The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by hands...From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live. God did this so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us" (Acts 17:24, 26-27 NIV).

Luke recorded these words by Paul as he spoke to the men of Athens. Paul was speaking to men who had idols of worship and were unfamiliar with God. He spoke of something they would understand, the world and heaven and earth. There are many around us that are unfamiliar with God today. Yet how can they not believe in a Creator of all mankind when there is no other complete and true explanation. Even some who profess to believe in God fail to know Him personally and understand His greatness in sending us the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ.

As we move about living our daily lives, God is with us, and in us when we follow Him with our hearts. No matter what the day holds, God is there giving us our being, our life. Whether we are busy working at a job that supports us, or happily enjoying time with family and friends, God lives in us as we move and have our being. The mundane tasks have meaning when we do them with God in us. For unto Him we are His offspring, His creation, His future. We were established by His hands and were given a life of purpose to seek Him and to know Him intimately. As you move through your day, accomplishing tasks and chores that seem of little importance, remember that God is in us making all that we do worthwhile and purposeful.

"For in him we live and move and have our being. As some of your own poets have said 'We are his offspring'" (Acts 17:28 NIV).

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