The Great I AM not

i amIn Exodus 3 God referred to Himself as I AM. Grammatically that leaves a blank that I want to fill in. I am … what? And the words that we could use to fill that blank are nearly endless.

He is love. He is joy. He is peace. He is patient. He is kind. He is holy. He is faithful. He is …

In worship this morning I was thinking of all that He is and realizing that if He is the Great I AM, then I am the great I am not.

He is Holy. I am not. He is always kind. I am not. He is always faithful. I am not. He never fails. I do. He does not judge by outward appearance. I do. He always thinks the best. I don’t. In every area where He is the I AM, I am the I-am-not.

But there is hope.
“He who walks with the wise grows wise.” (Proverbs 13:20)

Lord, I want to walk with You more consistently each day.
I don’t want to be like the anxious, disobedient child that tears his hand out of the guiding hand of his parent to run his own way. I want to learn Your way.
I want to be transformed into Your image. I want my mind renewed.
Let me walk with Wisdom today and grow wise.
Romans 12:2
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

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