by Tammy Phillips
February 11, 2021
For in Him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring. Acts 17:28 (KJV)
I receive a “word for the year,” but sometimes I receive a word for a day, a week, a month or a season. Recently, my focus word has been “move.” I prayed that God would move us or move in a particular situation to bring resolve. I shared my word and need with my prayer warriors at church, AFTER each individual used the word MOVE to express that they also needed God to MOVE: in a relationship, a loved one, in their body and one need was actually to move a troubling neighbor. Needless to say, I have been meditating on the move.
I helped my Mom and her husband downsize in preparation to move to a new home. We purged 40 years’ worth of ——!!! I have been chewing on this verse. Acts 17:28—hit me last night, when my mom was murmuring a little bit. “In Him we move.” IN HIM WE MOVE! We can do all things in Him and nothing without Him.
For in Him, we live.
For in Him, we MOVE.
For in Him, we have our being.
Live. What does it mean to live? The Greeks translation of the word live is the word zao. It means to enjoy life; to have true life and worthy of the name; active, blessed, endless; vital power.
In Him, we live.
In Him, we enjoy life, not just live it.
In Him, we enjoy life, even in the moves of life.
In Him, we enjoy life, even when we have to purge.
In Him, we have true life.
In Him, live a blessed life.
In Him, we have an endless life.
In Him, we have a vital, powerful life that helps us purge forty years of memories.
Move. what does it mean to “move”? The Greek word for move is kineo. It means to go; to move from a place; to stir; to excite; to throw into commotion.
In Him, we go
In Him, we are stirred
In Him, we are excited
In Him, we MOVE from place to place.
In Him, we are thrown into commotion, particularly when we must purge seventy-six years of life’s memories and forty years of accumulation.
In Him, we donated to charity and disposed of approximately fifty thirty-three-gallon garbage bags of clothes, shoes, blankets, books, dishes and assorted other things. What do you need to purge to so that you can enjoy life and just BE in HIM?
I enCOURAGE you to enjoy every second of life in Him. I encourage you to move in Him. Take out the trash in your body, mind, and spirit. Clean your house. Why? so In Him you can just be.