The Great I Am

"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Do not be led away by diverse and strange teachings, for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace..." Hebrews 13:8-9a (esv)

Being human, I tend to always look for something new, different, more exciting. I become tired of the same old thing over and over again. I am discontent, coveting what I think I do not have. How ironic it is that I find comfort in knowing Jesus doesn't change! Yet, knowing this truly strengthens my heart. Even when I'm fickle and so often discontent with my lot in life, knowing He is the Great I Am anchors me.

I'm remembering the day I realized the significance of the name "I Am." I never understood the fuss people made over that particular name of God until He opened my heart and mind, filling it with a sense of knowing. I could see God stretching from infinity and beyond - no pun intended. I could see that He IS. State of being verbs like was and were can never be applied to God for there is no beginning and there is no ending to God. There is no past and no future...He always IS and will always BE. And not only IS He, but He is forever unchanging. God always IS and is always the same. He fills eternity - stretching beyond what I can see.

I anchor myself in the fact that He IS, knowing that He will always be who He is even when I'm not who I should be. This is what is so awesome about God being the great I Am.


  1. Sweetie,
    you "hit the nail on the head" with this one. I too remember when the words "I AM" and what it meant hit my heart. HE is "Awesome!"
    your Momma...