Devotionals


#56 The Plain Name


Isaiah 43:11 NOG I alone am Yahweh, and there is no savior except Me. What is the plain name of God? Nathan Stone wrote, “The most noted Jewish commentator of the Middle Ages, Moses Maimonides, said with regard to this … Continue reading

#55 Essential Life


Exodus 3:14 CJB [I AM/will be what I AM/will be] Of the books on God’s names, my favorite is by Nathan Stone (Names of God, Moody Bible Institute). His explanation of the name Jehovah gave me an understanding of God, … Continue reading

#54 Existence is God


Exodus 3:14 ESV God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” YHWH exists.  Existence is Real Life and only One in the universe exists as Life. Everything comes into being because He is the ‘Self-Existent One.’  He is the … Continue reading

#53 This Strange Name


Exodus 3:15b ESV “This is My name forever…” The strange name that “will be remembered forever” is not a name as names go. It is covered in fathomless mystery, an anomaly – ‘something that differs from the standard.’ Another way … Continue reading

#52 Are You There?


Exodus 3:7 ESV Then the LORD said, “I have surely seen the affliction of my people…and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters. I know their sufferings, and I have come down to deliver them… Expelled from Eden, every … Continue reading

#51 The Eternal Name of God


Exodus 3:15 ESV God also said to Moses, “Say this to the people of Israel, ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.’ … Continue reading

#50 The One Name That Conquers


Exodus 3:14b ESV And He said, “Say this to the people of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’” The Name that dismisses the world’s folly and power is…I AM. The Name that liberates and vindicates is this one: … Continue reading

#49 The Name of God Revealed


Moses knew his people under Egyptian bondage. Israel had lost sight that God would rescue them. Some forgot Him and others came to believe He didn’t exist. Moses said to God, “Now they may say to me, ‘What is His name?’ … Continue reading

#47 Outside Language and Above Description


When you meet I AM there are no words great enough to describe Him. There is no language to encompass Him. God is outside language and above description. Wordless amazement is all you experience. He and you share alone the … Continue reading

#46 A Perpetual Wonder


I AM is a surprising God. He is startling to our farthest imagination. He explodes our favorite labels. If God is not a perpetual wonder and a fascinating puzzle to me, maybe I have not discovered Him…as HE IS.

#45 Learning Who and What I Am Not


I must learn long and painfully WHO I am not – God. I must also know WHAT I am not – like Him. It will become clear who I am – dust – and whose Identity I need – CHRIST’S! Then what I am to do … Continue reading

#44 Limited by Knowledge of I AM


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 Your life is the exact measure of your view … Continue reading

#43 The Great Mystery of God’s Nature


The New Testament explodes with I AM and takes up the great mystery of His nature… Jesus came to reveal, to blind humanity, the splendor of the God we left and forgot in Eden.

#42 The Answer to the Question


The Bible is entirely the answer to the question, “Who are You, God?” The Old Testament reveals ”I AM” by His deeds and words, by His prophets and leaders. The New Testament reveals “I AM” through His Son, whose likeness … Continue reading

#41 The One Who is I AM


John the Baptist somehow knew I AM, and in the mirror of that comparison, he was smitten with “I am not…” By seeing Him who IS ALL, John was diminished in himself and reduced to the simple realm of God’s … Continue reading

#40 Knowing Who I Am Not


John the Baptist said, “I am not…” “I am not the Christ. I am not Elijah. I am not a prophet.” Because John knew clearly who he was not and what he was not, he could become…simply and fully…who he … Continue reading

#39 Who is I AM


God gave Moses a name that had not been revealed to humanity: Tell them I AM sent you. I AM. I am…who? I AM…what? “Amidst all the gods of Egypt (the world) I AM the only God, the God above … Continue reading

#38 You are Not God, I AM


All life situations, all challenges, and all embarrassments are simply this: God saying, “You are not God. I AM.”

#37 Joy in Our Fearsome God


Habakkuk burst forth in exuberant recognition. A Magnificent God, a Flaming Force, utterly potent in the heavens: Habakkuk 3:11 Sun and moon stood in their places; they went away at the light of Your arrows, at the radiance of Your … Continue reading

#36 Shattered by His Words and Presence


Habakkuk was faint in body, his obdurate flesh stricken. Shattered by His Words and Presence, Habakkuk was reduced to naked faith in a Breathtaking God. A man doesn’t acquire faith. He is reduced to it…by humiliation. No longer would poverty … Continue reading