God is different and it starts with His name.

Moses had a crazy encounter with God in the book of Exodus that began with a burning bush and led to other things like God parting the Red Sea and the ten commandments! There is a moment near the beginning of that story where Moses asks God His name…and if you think about it—that’s sort of crazy!

Moses had an out loud conversation with the Creator—the one that spoke the universe into reality—the one who created you and me—that ONE! And Moses is asking HIM, His name? God didn’t have to answer him, yet without hesitation He told him exactly who He was. “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.” 

This is one of the most significant and beautiful sentences in the entire Bible. The name of God is a glimpse in to who God is. Our God is different…and it starts with His name. The name I AM holds an ever-present reality about who He is! 

I AM yesterday, today, and forever.

I AM the center of everything.

I AM the creator of the universe

I AM the way, the truth and the life.

I AM the light of the world.

I AM your salvation.

I AM the bread of life.

I AM the resurrection and the life. 

I AM the joy.

I AM forgiveness.

I AM grace.

I AM mercy.

I AM hope.

I AM dreams.

I AM life.

I AM love.

I AM courage.


We could keep going! Scriptures say our mind cannot comprehend all that God is, however, we can start by understanding that nothing else deserves our hope, our lives, our worship, and our absolute best other than God. We serve a different God…who calls us to a different life. He is the Great I Am and He has promised that He will be with you.

How do you need God to be the great I AM for you today?

From Doing Things That Matter Devotional / YouVersionApp

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