Ah…Listen… “Be still and know that I am God!” That verse sure calms the soul doesn’t it? My understanding of Psalm 46:10 took on a new twist recently: “Hey Rhonda, relax and focus on the fact that I AM!” (Big Pause) Love, God a/k/a Father. Yes, be still and know that I Am!
“I Am” is my favorite quote! Who could ever top that? I wish I could have seen Pharaoh’s face when Moses announced, “I Am sent me” (Ex. 3:14)! “I Am” feels so abstract and incomplete. Maybe so, but powerful none-the-less! To me, “I Am” basically means, just fill in the blank with everything Good, Holy and Righteous. God is that and so much more.
Jesus calls Himself “I Am” in the New Testament in a variety of ways to explain that He is everything we need.
“I am the bread of life” (John 6:35).
“I am the light of the world” (John 8:12).
“I am the door of the sheep” (John 10:7).
“I am the good shepherd” (John 10:11).
“I am the resurrection and the life” (John 11:25).
My favorite passage is found in Luke 6:18- 21: “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed,to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him, and he began by saying to them, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”
What Jesus basically said in that passage is… “I Am!” Amen! He is our Healer, Deliverer, Savior and Rest! He is all we will ever need, and only He satisfies!
When we slow down enough to ponder that God truly is “I Am,” everything else falls into place. Once our eyes stretch farther to see just how massive and wonderful He is, it is not so hard to exercise that mustard seed sized faith. Focusing on who He is also brings perspective to any situation and calms the soul. Lift your eyes to Him, the great I Am and trust Him!