The Great I Am

I love to read and I’ve found an online community of people who also love to read and we all love to gush over the great books we’ve read or are reading. We also love to gush over the romances found in the books we read and over the book heroes we find in them. It’s fun and exciting for us crazy people who love to get lost in a good book for a little while. But lately, I’ve been reminded that there’s someone else who I want to gush over, someone who deserves my gushing more than anything or anyone could possibly ever deserve it. We want to gush over new love or heroes in books and tell others ALL about them and how great they are when our God is infinitely even better to us!

I’ve been so blessed by God and His goodness to me, and like I said last time, it’s not because everything is going perfectly in my life that I say that. It’s because in the midst of the struggles, He’s proven Himself to me and He continues to do so. Seeing this and being reminded of it makes me want to gush over Him. So today, I want to spend some time not gushing over the latest fantastic book I read, but instead gushing over the One who loves me better than any other, the One who cares for me more deeply than any other, the One who provides for me better than any other.

I want to gush over Him and His goodness, to excitedly tell you about how He loves me and what He’s done for me and I want you to see He loves YOU, too, and desires to show YOU His love and Himself. He is the ultimate Knight in shining armor, the ultimate Hero, the ultimate Protector and Provider. How do I know? Because His Word says He is and because He’s showing Himself to be all these things for me.

“God said to Moses, ‘I AM WHO I AM’; and He said, ‘Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you,’” ~Exodus 3:14, NASB

He IS the Great I Am and He reveals Himself at each need I have as the One who most perfectly satisfies it. Years ago, I remember reading that passage and being amazed when He calls Himself that and realizing what it means—that He is our Great I Am, He is our everything we need, He alone is enough.

You need comfort? He says, “I AM your Comfort.” You need hope? He says, “I AM your Hope.” You need provision? He says, “I AM your Provider.” He IS the I AM. He IS all of it and He wants to reveal Himself to you each step of the way as who you need Him to be at that moment in time. We read things from the Bible that tell us who God is and we know that intellectually, but then when we experience Him being that thing for us that we need, that’s when that aspect of who God is becomes REAL to us, when it becomes more than something we just read about Him. For me, He’s been my Comfort, my Peace, my Hope, and so much more as I’ve walked through situations where I desperately needed those things.

He IS:
Refuge (Psalm 46:1)
Rock (Psalm 62:2)
Shield (Psalm 33:20)
Strong Tower (Proverbs 18:10)
Shelter (Psalm 5:11)
Hope (Psalm 71:5)
Comfort (2 Corinthians 1:3-4)
Peace (Philippians 4:6-7)
Prince of Peace (Isaiah 9:6)
Light (John 1:9)
Provider (Genesis 22:14)
Deliverer (Psalm 144:2)
Teacher (John 13:13-15)
Guide (Psalm 31:3)
Savior (1 John 4:14)
Strength (Psalm 46:1)
Father (2 Corinthians 6:18)
Faithful (1 Thessalonians 5:24)
Forgiving (Psalm 103:12)
Love (1John 4:16)
Merciful (Psalm 145:8)
Help (Psalm 46:1)
Helper (Psalm 54:4)
Healer (Psalm 147:3)
Advocate (1 John 2:1)
Counselor (Isaiah 9:6)
Redeemer (Psalm 78:35)
Author and Perfecter of our faith (Hebrews 12:2)
Intercessor (Romans 8:26-27)
Lifter of my head (Psalm 3:3)
Stronghold (Psalm 62:2)
Salvation (Psalm 62:2)
Sustainer (Psalm 54:4)


What aspect of Himself has God made real to you? Please feel free to share in the comments and join me in a little gushing over 🙂 (or praising of) God for who He has been to us, who is to us, and who He will be to us.

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