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Friday, September 29, 2006

I Am

moses had a problem or two.

he lacked credibility. he knew no one would listen to him...

first of all, he didn't speak well...he stuttered...or he had a lisp...or would mix his words up...? i don't know. but he didn't speak well.

he knew the israelites wouldn't listen to him. they already demonstrated that. "who made you a ruler over us?" in other words, "give me a break moses, you are a no body...we don't have to listen to you".

he knew pharoah wouldn't listen to him. in pharaoh's eyes, moses took all of his upbringing for granted and threw it away when he killed the egyptian. he chose to be allied with slaves over his place in the king's palace. he was a nobody...a nothing...he probably wouldn't even be able to have an audience with him, never mind have a real influence on him.

so, moses asked an understandable question..."uhm...i believe You are real... but they wont believe me...so, who shall i say sent me?"

"I am".

in hebrew thought, names reveal character.

for instance, Jacob means something like "grabs at the heal" because while he was being birthed he grabbed at the heal of his twin, esau. this name/phrase also had the connotation of "supplanter"...or cheater, and it eventually characterized his life...now, whether it was a case of correctly identified character or "self fulfilled prophecy", i don't know. some years later, jacob wrestles the "Angel of the LORD" and the Angel changes his name from "cheater" to "prince of God"...jacob becomes israel...once a cheater...now a noble patriarch and leader.

character. what qualities are identified in the Name "I AM"?

Eternal Presence.
immovability.
Faithfulness.
Steadyness.
Constancy.
Promise.
always.
HERE.

He is the God Who is HERE.
ever...
always.
never not...

recognize this in your life.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

It takes faith to believe this and faith is sometimes nonexistent in a world of unfulfilled dreams so how do I hang onto to these word when there is no substance to grasp?

06:17  
Blogger PMike. said...

[the use of caps in this post does not reflect "netiquitte". it reflects the common english bible practice of capitalizing all letters in God's proper name]

because it is true. plain and simple. true. true. true.

i remind myself, over and over and over and over. that's the purpose of taking 10-15 minutes each day this week to read and think about this passage.

"I AM"
"THE ONE WHO IS FAITHFULLY PRESENT"
"THE ONE WHO IS ALWAYS THERE"
"THE ONE WHO WILL NEVER LET ME DOWN"
"THE ONE WHO CANNOT LET ME DOWN"

He is the One who will be there for me. He is the One i call on. He is the One who will rescue and deliver me. He is the One i trust. He is the One i hope in.

who is He?

He is the One who is Always here!

He is who He is...He is not who we think He is.

He is who He is...He is not one way today and another way tomorrow...He is always the same. He is not who He is based on what i believe (or don't believe) Him to be.

HE IS. ALWAYS. EVER. AMEN.

12:30  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dear anonymous: maybe those 'dreams' were not what God had in mind for you.sometime the things we ask for/want do not get fulfilled because it's not what He has in store for us.

04:19  

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