I AM, a name describing His eternal power and unchangeable character

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DAILY DEVOTIONAL – Monday, November 7, 2016

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Today’s scripture reading:

The Egyptians had many gods by many different names. Moses wanted to know God’s name so the Hebrew people would know exactly who had sent him to them. God called himself I AM, a name describing His eternal power and unchangeable character. In a world where values, morals, and laws change constantly, we can find stability and security in our unchanging God. The God who appeared to Moses is the same God who can live in us today. Hebrews 13:8 says God is the same “yesterday, today, and forever.” Because God’s nature is stable and trustworthy, we are free to follow and enjoy him rather than spend our time trying to figure him out. (NLT)

Exodus 3:9-15 – The cries of the people of Israel have reached me, and I have seen how the Egyptians have oppressed them with heavy tasks. No go, for I am sending you to Pharaoh. You will lead my people, the Israelites, out of Egypt.”

“But who am I to appear before Pharaoh?” Moses asked God. “How can you expect me to lead the Israelites out of Egypt?”

Then God told him, “I will be with you. And this will serve as proof that I have sent you: When you have brought the Israelites out of Egypt, you will return here to worship God at this very mountain.”

But Moses protested, “If I go to the people of Israel and tell them, ‘The God of your ancestors has sent me to you,’ they won’t believe me. They will ask, ‘Which god are you talking about? What is his name?’ Then what should I tell them?”

God replied, “I AM THE ONE WHO ALWAYS IS. Just tell them, “I AM has sent me to you.’” God also said, “Tell them, ‘The Lord, the God of your ancestors—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you.’ This will be my name forever; it has always been my name, and it will be used throughout all generations.

God replied, “I AM THE ONE WHO ALWAYS IS.” Just tell them, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’” –Exodus 3:14 (NLT)

Christy Baily (Illinois) titled her story “I AM WHO I AM;” here is a portion of Christy’s story:

“. . . In the midst of life’s challenges, we sometimes wrestle with the hows and whats of a solution. We can be confident of God, that God is who God is. God is the “I AM,” who is present when we need God to be with us in our present circumstance.

“Whether we need a counselor, a comforter, a guide, or provider, God addresses us “I AM WHO I AM.” Even though we may not be aware that the Lord is present at the time, we can rest assured that God is actively working in our present situation.”

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY – I will trust God to be present in my circumstances.

Prayer: Dear God, we praise you for being ever-present, trusting you to be with us in all circumstances. We pray as Jesus taught us, saying, “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one” (Matt. 6:9-13, NIV). Amen

To read the rest of the story in The Upper Room, click on the following link: http://devotional.upperroom.org/

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