I have decided to participate in Joanne's Monday Manna this week. Make sure and check out Joanne's blog "An Open Book" (see link above). You will be inspired.
Joanne's Monday Manna verse is Acts 17:28 and part of participating in it, we share our thoughts on this verse and link it up with her blog.
Acts 17:28 For in him we live and move and exist. As some of your own poets have said, ‘We are his offspring.’ NLT
My first thought was "WE are FAMILY" Meaning we are part of God's family. Just as we are a part of our own family. Our parents gave us life and because of that we are able to be alive. But even more amazing we are God's family and because of that we are ABLE to LIVE, ABLE to MOVE and WE EXIST!! Thank you Lord!!
But as with any family, there are those unwritten rules of being apart of that family. We are representatives of our parents, grandparents and all those who have gone before us. Have you ever had your parents say to you "Please don't embarrass me!"? For whether we like it or not, we are always going to be a representative of your family.
Some families have high and lofty images for their children to fulfill and represent. Other families have high expectations of academia or sporting abilities from their children. Christian families want their children to be a reflection of Christ in all they do and say.
I think most importantly, We should be concerned about our representing God in all do, say and live accordingly. Does our words sound like a child of God? How about our actions, are they like a son or daughter of God? For we are God's offspring and those around us should be able to see our HERITAGE belongs to our Heavenly Father!
Thanks Joanne for letting me participate !!
God bless ya, Debbie