God replied to Moses, “I am who i am.<sup data-fn="#fen-NLT-1594d" data-link="[d]”> Say this to the people of Israel: I amhas sent me to you.” God also said to Moses, “Say this to the people of Israel: Yahweh,<sup data-fn="#fen-NLT-1595e" data-link="[e]”> the God of your ancestors—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you. This is my eternal name, my name to remember for all generations. Exodus 3.14-15
“I AM WHO I AM.”
Not I WAS or I WILL BE, or I HOPE to BECOME . . . But, I AM.
Eternal. Everlasting. Infinite. Timeless. Limitless.
How do I get my head around a God like this when all I’ve ever known are beginnings and an endings? There was no beginning to Him and there is no end. We can search and discover all we can about our God but we will never come to the end of Him. He always was and always will be. The Alpha and Omega. The beginning and the end!
“To whom will you compare me? Who is my equal?” asks the Holy One. Have you never heard? Have you never understood? The LORD is the everlasting God, the creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or wear. No one can measure the depths of His understanding. Isaiah 40.25, 28 (NLT)
Because “I AM” is everlasting . . .
He is not limited by my problems or my choices.
He is not held captive by what I do.
He uses circumstances in my past to impact my future good.
His plans are not thwarted by what I or anyone else might do.
My pain doesn’t overwhelm Him.
My failure doesn’t discourage Him.
My anger doesn’t scare Him.
My questions don’t threaten Him.
My choices don’t leave Him at a loss as to what to do.
He is greater than my circumstances. He is bigger than my problems. He is larger than my fears. The question is . . . will I allow the everlastingness of God to change the way I live? Will I trust Him even though I don’t understand?
Yahweh . . . You have always been and You will always be I AM. May I always quest to understand You more and allow the truth of who You are transform the way I live. Amen!