"If you write FOR a particular market or FOR a particular editor you will often miss the mark. But if you write because your fingers have danced across the keyboard, because a character has tapped you on the shoulder, because a story has settled in your heart, then even if you never sell it you have done the work you were meant to do. And sometime, dear readers, real magic happens." Jane Yolen

6/7/10

In God: Monday Manna

Welcome to Monday Manna. The purpose of this meme is to get together and get to know Christ more through His Word. On the first and third Monday of each month, anyone who wishes can post their thoughts on a verse I introduced at my blog the Thursday before. It doesn't have to be a long post -- just a few thoughts, a picture you feel helps express it, a poem, a short story, a devotional.

Anyone is welcome to participate. Just put a link to your Monday Manna blog entry in the Linky Tools gadget below, and check out others' thoughts.

Our verse for today is one that has so much depth in so few words. Don't you think?
For in Him [God] we live and move and have our being. Acts 17:28
Looking forward to hearing your thoughts. Mine are below.

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In God. What  a thought.

I have enough trouble grasping God within me - but me within God? Wow.

We LIVE in God. He is our abiding place. If we are His followers, everything we do  in life occurs within the bubble of his everlasting care. He is our home - our refuge. And we are never outside of the loving abode of His presence.

We MOVE in God. As we progress through life, from one activity, task, and/or life experience to the next, we are surrounded by our Savior. He is our "outer covering," if you will, as we travel from strength to strength; from trial to trial; from joy to joy.

We HAVE OUR BEING in God. Everything about us that makes us human - our strengths, our weaknesses, our nature, our desires, our hopes, our dreams - is in Him. We think that the Lord messed up - that that one physical flaw or weakness that drives us crazy is out of His control. But it isn't. He is sovereign over ALL of it. Our being - everything about us - is under His control.

And there is nowhere I can feel more secure than in my Heavenly Father.

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Thanks for reading. Be sure to link up your own thoughts on this verse below, and/or read others' contributions. Blessings!


 
Paving Rough Roads With God's Presence

3 comments:

  1. Good reminder Joanne that He never leaves us or forsakes us!! God bless ya, Deb

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  2. Gonna use this as my devotion today. Because it was awesome.

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  3. Great post Joanne, I just love that verse. In fact, I was thinking about it just yesterday, that it is so wonderful that I am in Him! Apart from Him, I have nothing, apart from Him, I am nothing.

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