The Fiery Flame
Imagine if the angel of the Lord appeared to you, as He did to Moses, in a flame of fire while you were outside walking your dog through your neighborhood. As you stop and look at a burning bush along the path, you notice the bush is not being consumed, but clearly, a fiery flame is in front of you. What would you think or do? Okay, before you call 911, consider Moses’ circumstances.
God said to Moses, “I am who I am.” And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel: ‘I Am has sent me to you.'”
– Exodus 3:14 ESV
As Moses attempted to discover the cause of this flaming bush, the Lord spoke to him. God revealed His name to Moses as “I am who I am.” This name is a declaration of God’s eternal nature, infinite power and unchanging character. Meditating on God’s name reminds you that He is always with you, in control and faithful.
Jesus is the Bread of Life, the Light of the World, the Door, the Good Shepherd, the Resurrection and Life, the Way, the Truth, the Life and the True Vine.
When you remember that God is the great “I Am,” you can trust Him with every aspect of your life, no matter what you’re going through. Whether you’re facing health issues, financial hardship, relationship challenges or any other concern, you can take comfort in knowing that God is with you and will never leave or forsake you.
This message is echoed at least seven times in the New Testament when Jesus declares His “I am” statements to His followers. Each statement reveals a different aspect of Jesus’ nature and character, offering hope, strength and comfort.
Jesus is the “I Am.” You can believe in Him and put your faith into action. You can follow Him and trust Him to lead you through the ebbs and flows of your life. Jesus is the Bread of Life (John 6:35), the Light of the World (John 8:12), the Door (John 10:9), the Good Shepherd (John 10:11), the Resurrection and Life, the Way, the Truth, the Life and the True Vine.
Today’s One Thing
Conduct an internet search on the names of God with their meaning. Afterward, spend time meditating on the all-encompassing names of God.