DAY 117 - BIG PICTURE IN A YEAR - THE EXODUS
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
Reading: Genesis 3:2-3, John 6:35, John 11:25
God reveals Himself to Moses as I AM - YHWH - the God who is!
Before Moses could do anything for God, he had to have a revelation of who He was dealing with. God revealed Himself not only in name but through the burning bush, burning but not consumed. In this way God clearly showed that He is complete in Himself. He doesn't need anything to sustain Himself. He is self-sustaining. He is the great I AM.
Did you know that Jesus used this same title of Himself - I AM - in John’s gospel?
I am the bread of life
I am the Good Shepherd
I am the resurrection and life
I am the door
I am the light of the world.
In using this language, Jesus is saying He is the same God that appeared to Moses. And is complete in Himself.
Just like Moses, you too need a revelation of God. The better you know Him, the more you will trust Him; the more you trust Him, the more fully you will obey Him and thus become useful to Him.
For us today, more than being convinced who we are, or what we should do or be, we need a revelation of who God is. The God who is complete in himself – not lacking anything or anyone. He does not need us to do his work. In our self-centred world this is a difficult pill to swallow. But as long as we think God needs us to do his work we will be ensnared by pride and insecurity.
Lord I thank You that You are complete in Yourself. You were not created or made in our image, but we are made in Your image. Thank You that you do not need us to complete You or help You, but that You call us to partner with You in Your plans. Lord I pray for a fresh revelation of Yourself.
For the family
Have a conversation with your kids about all the things that God has done so that we can have life that we can’t do for ourselves. Like God created the sun, the moon the stars so we could have light in the day and night to guide us and help us grow. What about a seed we can plant it but we can’t make it grow and produce food.
Help them to understand that these concrete things that we can see are just a part of a God who we can’t see but who is bigger than it all. Try to give them a BIG view of God