Monday, March 2, 2015
"I AM" Everything You Need
Here are two entries from my work in progress, a 365 daily devotional. I'd appreciate your input. Any suggestions or comments?
"And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you’” (Exodus 3:14).
When I spoke to Moses, I called Myself “I AM." Why? Because I am all; I am everything. I am existence. Think of what that means. I always was and will always be. I am all things good and wise. I am the essence of goodness. I am Alpha and Omega, Almighty God, King of Kings, the Everlasting Father, the Prince of Peace. Think on this. I can not only give you peace, I can be your peace.
I can be all things to you. "I AM everything you need.” I am your rock of protection in dangerous times, your provider in time of need, your healer when you hurt, your strong tower when you are troubled, your delight, your living water, your bread of life. And that is not all. I can be your love, your hope, your salvation, your everlasting joy. Stop and take notice. See what is happening around you; the burning bush is not consumed. Listen. I call you to discover who "I am."
“Therefore humble yourself under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time” (1 Peter 5:6).
Turn off the television, the radio, the noise and clamor of this world. Quiet your spirit. Focus on Me, your eternal Father. Put away those things that distract you from your purpose. Get down on your knees. Humble yourself before doing anything else. Be ready to listen. I cannot speak truth into a proud heart. It clouds the message. There is a dying world out there that needs to know the truth. You, My children, need to bring it to them in love. This is the challenge. All of you who are called by my name are to speak My truth, not your own. Listen and hear what I have to say. Be careful not to puff up yourself because I have spoken to you. Recognize I do this for the good of others and not just yourself.
Posted by Anita Estes at 3/02/2015