Monday, July 14, 2008

“In Him we Live, Move, and Have our Being.”


Read the title again from the first part of Acts 17:28. Within the title sentence is great meaning. When you read it, turn your attention inward as taking in a breath of air.

“In Him we Live, Move and Have our Being.”

Our first order of business is to get some of the details out of the way. This statement is made by the Apostle Paul when speaking to the Athenians, who were very religious in practicing the worship of various man-made idols (not unlike how we do now). Now the full verse states, “In Him we live move and have our being, as even some of our own poets have said, “For we are His offspring”.” Therefore, when referring to “Him,” this is not necessarily applying a gender to God, which may turn some off to the statement. The people of this time and place could perhaps relate to God being referred to as “Him.” This approach was especially effective as Paul is connecting their culture’s strong poetic and philosophic roots to this statement.

“In Him we Live, Move and Have our Being.”

Have you discovered the hidden power behind the sentence yet? Power only comes to those who are conscious of power. There was once a man who was down on his luck having lost his job, his wife, and his family. In his last resort he goes to a fortuneteller to see if there is any hope left in the future. The fortuneteller tells him he belongs to the lineage of the great Napoleon! At once the man begins to hold himself with great poise and strength. Soon he has his job back, a new wife, and a new reservoir from which to draw power. Later, he discovered through research that most likely he was not of Napoleon’s lineage. However, the inner power he found from identification stayed with him throughout his years.

“In Him we Live, Move and Have our Being.”

Here we recognize that true power comes from understanding that through identification of the Spirit one actually experiences true “being”. True power comes from the inside from our connection to the infinite. Everything we experience on the inside will come into manifestation on the outside. Seek the power within and you will find the ultimate realization of power and life in the world around you.

Beautiful Picture by Strudelmonkey

15 comments:

HEALTH NUT WANNABEE MOM said...

okay, I had to read this twice because it was so powerful and true! When I am connected with my spirit I am so much more. Sometimes I lose that and I am just not myself. Beautifully put!

Sherer said...

Hey healthnut - thanks for the comment - and a great point you make. When you are connected with the spirit you are so much more. Indeed I believe that is one of the key elements to living a fulfilled life. Thanks Again

Caroline said...

Thank you for stopping by...I am not sure I would have found you... So beautifully written and correlates with my death fears. The power of our mind is remarkable...but nothing compared to that of our spirit. Our connection to the divine is vital to obtain true grace and peace.

A quote I love is:

"I am a hole in a flute that Christ's breath moves through. Listen to this music".
~ Hafiz

Sherer said...

Indeed - well said caroline. And I love that quote!

Bob Johnson said...

That is a very beautiful image Jesse. Love your analogy with Napoleon's lineage, how what we believe in, on the inside will manifest itself on the outside is so true, You put it so well, getting in touch with and following the spirit will open up the world around us.

JDR Beaudoin said...

“In Him we Live, Move and Have our Being.”

Simply said and powerful ... words I try to amplify in my poetry at times. Excellent post Jesse.

~JD

Sherer said...

Bob! Thanks for coming by. I appreciate it. You inspired me to take my first astrophotograph - it was terrible - but hey it was fun. Thanks for stopping by

Sherer said...

Bob! Thanks for coming by. I appreciate it. You inspired me to take my first astrophotograph - it was terrible - but hey it was fun. Thanks for stopping by

Sherer said...

JD, Thanks for stoping by. I believe your poetry must come from a place - beyond anything science can understand. True beautiful - like music

mermaid said...

Opening to the love within us takes a lot of faith. We live in a world where the outside life gets all the attention, and the inner life can become a wasteland if neglected long enough.

Beautiful post.

Sherer said...

Thank you mermaid and beautifully put. I think the world is coming to an age were we need to start looking for more answers on the inside. Thank you

Swubird said...

Sherer:

You summed it up for me when you said, "Seek the power within and you will find the ultimate realization of power and life in the world around you." I believe that we all can do anything we want to do. The secret is belief in yourself, determination and hard work. If that has been imported to us from Him - so be it.

Happy trails.

Sherer said...

SWU bird! A pleaure to see you. "Imported to us from Him" I like that. Thanks for stopping by

jzholloway said...

Wonderful post.

Sidharth said...

The entire man-kind was created from a single person. Woman was within him.

Now in hebrew, every word has a gender. However, there is one word that is both masculine and feminine and that is the word "YHWH"(YaHWeH), which is the name used for God. This was how man was initially. Even after God took out the woman out of Adam, they were to operate as one unit. It is a completion of YHWH.

Though what you say is true, however, it's important you stress that Abba is a separate Being from His creation. We earthly beings find purpose in living only when we connect to this Eternal Being through His Son JESUS!

Sidharth