Such a wonderful devotion today! I will be reading this one again and again. Have a Magnificent Monday ladies!
"God is the Great I AM"
CBN Ministries, Nina Keegan
God said unto Moses, "I AM THAT I AM" (Exodus 3:14)
Two small words, three simple letters, "I AM."
The Lord tells us repeatedly in His Word that He is the great "I AM." I wondered why He never added anything else to the statement. I felt like God was being vague and leaving out all the important details and awe-inspiring adjectives He could have used to enhance His own resume or curriculum vitae. Yet, He chose not to. At no better time do the words "less is more" or "simple abundance," hold more truth. God's unvarnished, powerfully simplistic, two small words say more about this most awesome God than a whole novel ever could. They assure us no traits defining our God could ever be left out. "I AM," says it all. The magnitude of that is amazing - HE JUST IS!
If the scriptures had added the enormous sum of greatness necessary to define those two impactful words, the Bible would have tripled in size. The possibilities are infinite. You simply cannot list everything that God is!
Those two words are profoundly meant to be followed by whatever we need. We get to continuously fill in the blanks. There's no limit on how many chances we get to fill in those voids. We can unceasingly call on Him. God is what we need when we need it. He is never on vacation, never asleep on the job. He is not too busy with more important things. He is never too tired, too angry, too frustrated, or too overwhelmed to be whatever it is we need. His customer service ranks the highest of all. He never puts us on hold or lets our message go to voice mail. What do you need God to be today?
"... His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." (Isaiah 9:6, NKJV)
When we are sad, depressed or lonesome, God is our loving, kind, edifying, friend, savior, and counselor. He is our bountiful provider when we fall on hard times. God is our divine healer when we are sick. He is our mighty protector who guards us and keeps us safe and free from harm. He is the teacher who fills us with knowledge and wisdom and orders our steps. He is the architect who draws plans for our lives. He anoints us with talents, abilities, ease, and purpose. God is the prince and author of peace. He will go to battle for us and fight for us. He is our deliverer. He is our dwelling place, our secret safe haven of hidden security. He is our unbridled joy. He is our towering strength. He is our restored energy when we are exhausted. He is our motivator when we need encouragement. He is a shoulder to cry on and our stoic voice of reason. God is the master of miracles and the supernatural creator of everything.
He fulfills our dreams. He validates us. He is our hope and our future. God is our infallible guide on this path of life. He is the very essence of our being and He is the definition of pure love. He is, after all, our Father, the great "I AM."
Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM." (John 8:58, NKJV)
In Hebrews 13, The Word says that God will NEVER leave you nor forsake you. So I like to follow the words I AM with the word Here. God is here, now. Always. God is everything and anything we will ever need and He is always with us. He will never leave, never!
Imagine God being with us wherever we go, through thick and thin, through the good, the bad, the blessings, and the storms. No matter what, He is there. He is a shield of armor in the face of adversity, hovering over us providing safety and His masterful protection. He follows us everywhere. He will not forsake us. That is God's sweet promise. The Word of God does not lie. It is our personal guarantee and every word is gloriously still alive today.
God is The Great I AM.
"Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go." (Joshua 1:9, NIV)