Bible Journaling with Deeds | My Name is, “I AM”

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Then Moses asked God, “If I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what should I tell them?”
God replied to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.”  Exodus 3:13-14

The very first time I saw this kit, I was smitten.   I LOVE LOVE LOVE this color combination, and I am equally enthralled with the stamps and sticker sheet!  ❤
My mind immediately began whirling with thoughts of birth certificates, seals, and this captivating idea of belonging to someone, officially…permanently.

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Unfortunately, the source of my identity has ALWAYS been something I fight with; daily, I have to remind myself, not of who I am, but whose I am.

However, when I set out this month to establish (once again) my identity, I came to an abrupt halt.  It was actually boggling.  I’ve said for over 20 years now that God is my Daddy; that I am His child.  And to a Christian this is the normal.  OF COURSE I’m a child of God!  That’s something that I get to take with me through life, and lean on in areas of doubt and dismay!

But I’m also a sister, friend, and acquaintance of self-assessed atheists – people who would proudly say they have no relationship with God.  These are the same who don’t understand why we as Christians fancy the title, “Child of God.”  So why do we desperately yet victoriously throw our hands to the skies and claim said connection with God?  What’s the importance??  And what makes this adoption into God’s family unique, vital, and blessed?

God.

God Himself; the I AM.

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The relationship I have with the Lord is such a beautiful one, full of trust!  I enjoy reading about the kindness of the Father; the protection of His little ones.  I’ve even pictured many times the scripture that talks of God being as a mother hen, and her chickies safely tucked away within the density of her wings.  I feel His love, His providence.  But anyone with a loving, earthly daddy can feel that!  My quest continues…

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Here in Exodus 3 and 4, I got a sense of the magnitude with which the LORD was directing and instructing Moses.  How interesting that God would mention to Moses that he is free to return to Egypt because those who sought his life had passed!  What’s the importance of that?  Moses wasn’t planning on returning to Egypt, and yet, the LORD graciously eases Moses into this mission by contrasting human mortality with His infinite Sovereignty!

The short of it is this: God is God, and He has only ever been the ONE TRUE KING of the world – of the UNIVERSE!  As much as Pharoah, Nebuchadnezzar, or even I want to be my own ruler, high and mighty on the throne, dictator of what will be, “I AM” is the only One who gets that place.
He’s the only Omniscience.
The only Self-Existent One.
The only Omnipresence.
The ONLY Almighty.

Why does it matter that I’m a child of the One True King?  Because the One True King is also God of Infinity; Everlasting to Everlasting.  He knows me inside and out; outside in.  To boot, I am not a child because of anything that I’ve done.  I belong to God out of the sheer mercies and graces He has shown through the Lord Jesus Christ!  God is God; and I’m His kid!  PRAISES!!
Because God is God, I am allowed to see Him as Daddy, too.  His kindness, affections, leadership and provision comes from being who He is: God Eternal.  PRAISES!!!

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I apologize if this seems like nonsense; I don’t always have a great way to articulate the excitement of having a direct link to God, nor can I fully express the gratitude in my heart for His adopting me!
But if you wanted, we could talk about it until it is understood that there is no better God, King or Father to have, than the “I Am.”

There’s also a bit more of my heart on the Youtube Channel, where you’ll also see a process video using this well-fitting Faith Art Box for August!

SO MUCH love,
Deeds

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