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BEING WITH THE HEAVENLY FATHER -
......DEVOTIONS FOR LAMBS.  No. 241

Getting to know
God together.
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THE GREAT I AM..
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Once a man called Moses, long, long ago, asked the Lord God what His true Name was.
The Lord God answered with this strange title, I AM that I am.
We know in our day that Gods special Name is I AM. What an odd title!

Do you notice something about it?
It is as though it didnt end! If you said, I am, I would expect you to end the state-ment.
I would expect you to say, I am a girl, or I am a Chinese boy, or I am a person who goes to pastor Smiths church - or something to finish it off.
But God just said, I AM and finished there.
There is something wonderful we can learn about this glorious Name of Gods that does not end.

And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said,
Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.
( Exodus 3:14).

God is the wonderful, caring, loving One Who wants to be everything to you. He wants to so care for you that He looks after all that is you. Your spirit life, the things you own, the work or study you do, all the plans for the future, all that makes you sad or glad. God wants to care for everything about you. That I AM can be filled in, then, with any needs you have, for God will be the One Who will handle it all for you. He wants you depend on Him always, in every way. It is the best thing in the world to learn that the Lord is the Great I AM.

You might say,
I am so weak and little.
But God says:
I AM strong and mighty. I will be your strength and Protector.

You might say,
I am lonely, there seems to be no one who cares.
But God says,
I AM your Friend, I will never leave you or forsake you.

You might say,
I am afraid.
But God says,
I AM your Mighty God of power.
I AM like a shield around you. Nothing can harm you when I am near.

You might say,
I AM not very clever, how will I know what life is about?
But God says,
I AM your wisdom. I AM All-knowing.

You might say,
I am often sinful. I do wrong things.
But God,
I AM your God who saves you from sin. I love you.

You might say,
I am so ordinary. How could a mighty God care anything about plain old me.
Surely He doesnt even know me.
But God says,
I AM the Mighty Shepherd Who loves and cares for the tiniest lamb.
I know everything about you, and I love you so very much.

You might say,
I am not very popular. Other people dont like me much.
Why would God?
But God says,
I AM the One Who made you.
I AM the Holy One Who loves and cares for the sad, the needy, the weak,
the rejected, the poor, the failures and the little ones Who are lost and alone.
 

What a great Name I AM is indeed!
Because we can finish it with the very needs that we have -
for God wants to be ALL to you and me.
With God on our side, nothing can ever defeat us or smash up our lives.
I am so glad He is the Mighty  I AM!

What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us [ on our side ], who can be against us?  He that spared not his own Son [ God freely gave us Jesus Christ ], but delivered him up for us all [ gave Jesus to die on the Cross for us, to save us ], how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? ( Romans 8:31,32).

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