“God said to Moses, ‘I AM WHO I AM.’ This is what you are to say to the Israelites. ‘I AM has sent me to you.’ ” (Exodus 3:14, NIV).
When I think about God and all He is, my human mind freaks out to the point where my flesh starts to lie to me and say that there is no God. But I know that He is alive and He is very active, not just in the world but also in my life.
Before becoming born again I had always been fascinated with God! Now that I am growing in my relationship with Him, I am overwhelmed that He can be and IS everything to me; not just what I want, what I need as well.
Where am I getting this from? Well, His Word is my number one source. In the Bible I find facts about God, His character, His heart towards me, and so much more! The Bible tells me that “the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword…” (Hebrews 4:12, NIV). The Bible tells me “All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness” (2nd Timothy 3:16, NIV), so I can trust it.
So what does the Bible tell me about my God?
• He is Creator (Genesis 1).
• He is Father (Matthew 6:9).
• He is Shepherd (Psalm 23).
• He is Redeemer (Isaiah 47:4).
• He is Strength (Psalm 73:26).
• He is Shelter (Psalm 91:2).
• He is Rock (Psalm 18:2).
• He is Strong tower (Psalm 61:3).
• He is Comforter (Isaiah 40:1).
• He is Present help (Psalm 46:1).
• He is Savior (Luke 1:47).
• He is Friend (John 15:15).
• He is Healer (Psalm 107:20).
• He is Deliverer (Exodus 13, 14).
• He is First Love (Revelation 2:4).
These are just a few things about God; there is so much more– no wonder that song says He is INDESCRIBABLE!!. The list can go on for days. The Scriptures are just a few of the many that point me to who God is– and ultimately who He wants to be to me.
The second source is my life and my continuous relationship with my Maker. I rededicated my life to God on October 13, 2013, a week before I turned 21. I got baptized December 4th of the same year. The journey hasn’t been easy but God has proved Himself over and over again. I have learned that God is my best friend, my burden bearer, the One who holds my tears, my defender, my husband, the Calmer of my heart, my trust, my helper, my master, my leader, my physician, my might, the strength of my heart, my teacher, my corrector, my truth, my life, my forgiver, my provider, my one true love, the architect of my life, the one to whom I surrender, the Holy Spirit, the all sufficient one, Grace, Truth, Beauty; in short, I am learning, every single day, that He is everything I need.
In all honesty, sometimes I forget who God is and has been to me. But I thank Him because day after day He shows me His steadfast love (Lamentations 3:22-24).
I am still a work in progress, but I have God, who is perfect and perfection. Indeed, He is…
Song: “Everything”, by Tye Tribbett https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vWVn6MCExjA