If you look through YouTube, you are bound to come across some old video of aerobic workouts in the 1980s. The ladies are wearing headbands and leg warmers along with their bright spandex outfits and making funny motions with their arms and legs. These videos are popular because they are funny and ridiculous at the same time. We seem to be suckers for that kind of entertainment. As Christians, we are to live and move in Christ. That means our life is to spring forth from our relationship with Him.
For in Him we live and move and have our being, as even some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also His offspring.’”
Not Much Fruit
As Luke writes this, Paul is in Athens. This was the place where he was least effective with the Gospel. He argued with the philosophers and debated over the thousands of gods they worshipped. There was little fruit from his time there. The Athenians were impressed with their knowledge, and serving a god other than themselves was beneath them. Paul uses their poetry to convince them that they should follow Christ. Sadly, they didn’t listen, and Athen is still pagan to this day.
In Jesus, we have our being. That means everything we have is from Him, and He sustains our lives. The way we live should glorify Him. Our every movement should be a result of our devotion to Him. Why? Because we are His offspring. Just as a child mimics the actions and words of his parent, we are to mimic the actions of our savior. When we do, it glorifies Him but also changes us.
Live and Move in Christ
Live and move in Christ. Act like one of His children. We can’t live for ourselves during the week and then try to get right with God on Sundays. Let your life spring from your surrender to Christ instead of trying to add it to everything else you are doing. When you start with Jesus, you will find it easier to live for Him.