Day 290

Acts 17:28 for in Him we live and move and have our being…

This morning I woke up with that verse in my head.  I chewed on it for a while and while I was chewing I couldn’t help but think about the little 11 week old baby that is growing in my womb.  He (or she) knows exactly what that verse means, because he or she is living, moving, and being in ME!

For approximately 40 weeks babies live, and move, and have their being in the confines of their mothers womb.  When a baby makes his entrance into the world, one of the first things to happen is the cutting of the umbilical cord.

The umbilical cord is what connects the baby to the placenta and it is how the baby receives respiratory gases and nutrients from the mother and it also gets rids of waste.  It’s vital to a fetus while he is in utero, but once he pops out he no longer needs the cord.  Thus the belly button!

Once the cord is cut the baby does not have to have his mother to survive.  He needs someone to take care of him and make sure he’s fed and changed and has a safe place to grow up, but he no longer lives, moves, and has his being in his mother.

Have you ever heard someone talking about a grown “mamma’s boy”?  The kind of guy that still goes to his mother for every little thing even after he’s married and has kids of his own.  “That dude needs to cut the cord” they might say sarcastically, meaning that guy needs to stop depending on his mom for everything!

I think sometimes we think we need to cut the cord between us and God.  We are adults now, we don’t have to depend on Him for everything.  We can figure some stuff out on our own. We don’t need to ask his opinion about this or that.  We can take care of our own family, etc. etc.  But Acts 17:28 says we are to always live, move and have our being in Him, because we are his offspring!

We are children of God and no matter how old we get, we need to stay His children.  We need to depend on Him for everything!  We need not ever sever the cord of faith that keeps us connected to our source.  That cord provides what we need to breath and what we need to grow.  That cord provides a way to eliminate harmful waste.  That cord is vital to our survival.

When we stay connected with God, when we purpose to live and move and have our being in Him, when we are dependent on Him in all areas of our life, He will sustain, renew and love you through that cord of faith.

Let me leave you with this thought today:  Your spiritual self should never have a belly button.

  1. In Him we live and move and have our being because we are HIS offspring!
  2. I never have to cut the cord and make myself dependent on anything other than God.
  3. When we stay connected with God He sustains us, renews us and loves us.
  4. I have a little baby living and moving and being in me!
  5. “I Need You” by Deluge.
  6. The way a baby grows in utero.  Astonishing.
  7. My kids have cute little belly buttons.
  8. Play date with our friends Alex & Sayra.
  9. The new Hope Park at the Frisco Commons.  SO neat!
  10. Gus got to do a see-saw!
  11. Beau totally enjoyed exploring the new park.  She loved how everything was just her size.  She’s so happy and bouncy.
  12. Alex gave Gus a new Darth Vader towel set for his birthday.
  13. Alex brought Beau some adorable animal ice cream spoons.
  14. Palio’s king pizza.  Yum!
  15. Gus had some Smarties in the car that saved me from getting sick on the way to get pizza.
  16. Started Gus’ his new Pigeon activity book today.  He didn’t want to stop!  He’s so cute humming while he colors.
  17. I started to get a bad headache, prayed and it immediately left!  Thank you Jesus!
  18. Josh made dinner again tonight!  He’s a great cook!
  19. French fries at home. Yum!
  20. Greek Yogurt Bars.
  21. Josh taught Gus how to throw a real punch tonight.  Love my boys!
  22. Signed Gus up for Wacky Week today!!  He’s so excited he’s old enough to go this year.
  23. Date night at home with Josh!  Great movie, great company.
  24. Chili’s chips & salsa to go.
  25. Josh got me laughing so hard at something so stupid that I couldn’t breath for a few seconds.
  26. Josh got to share a story with Gus about how God protected him when He was little.  It’s amazing what an impact real life stories have on your kids.
  27. My sister in law Brooke got a job at her kid’s school!

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