I AM …IS

Psalm 93:1-2

The Lord [a]reigns, He is clothed with majesty;
The Lord has clothed and girded Himself with strength;
Indeed, the world is firmly established, it will not be moved.
2 Your throne is established from of old;
You are from everlasting.

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I am a nature freak.  i can tell just by the fragrance in the air, the angle of the sun, and the shadow it casts, the season we are entering.  I was born to walk in the forests, and along the shores of the sea, to climb mountains and sit and listen to the sound of the wind in the pines.  Nature is truly on of God’s greatest witnesses.

Psalm 19 

The heavens are telling of the glory of God;
And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.
Day to day pours forth speech,
And night to night reveals knowledge.
There is no speech, nor are there words;
Their voice is not heard.
Their [a]line has gone out through all the earth,
And their utterances to the end of the world.
In them He has placed a tent for the sun,
Which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber;
It rejoices as a strong man to run his course.
Its rising is from [b]one end of the heavens,
And its circuit to the [c]other end of them;
And there is nothing hidden from its heat.

I love how God is so constant, so unchanging, He is the same yesterday, today and forever.

My son used to be afraid of the concept of eternity, of forever.  He came to me once, when he was 4 or 5 and asked about eternity.  he was afraid he would be bored in heave.  He wanted to know if their were toys there.  In particular, he wanted to know if God had a pirate ship with a big red ruby.  I said, “Why yes, I’m sure he does.”  My son sent skipping off happily after this, not quite as afraid he would get bored in heaven.  I love how the minds of children think.  And we are told we must become like little children in order to enter the Kingdom of God.  (Matthew 18:3) I think God’s Majesty, demonstrated quite often in Nature, draws us to Him, we open His Word and find that:

The law of the Lord is [d]perfect, restoring the soul;
The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.
The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart;
The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.
The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever;
The judgments of the Lord are true; they are righteous altogether.
10 They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much fine gold;
Sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb.
11 Moreover, by them Your servant is warned;
In keeping them there is great reward.

This leads us, then, to examine ourselves and realize our sin, our need for deliverance for ourselves, our need for a Savior.  Than we cry out to God to save us, to lead us to Himself, to understand the truth of this:

12 Who can discern his errors? Acquit me of hidden faults.
13 Also keep back Your servant from presumptuous sins;
Let them not rule over me;
Then I will be [e]blameless,
And I shall be acquitted of great transgression.

we then seek to become transformed into the image of this
Beautiful and Precious God, who created us in His Image
14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
Be acceptable in Your sight,
O Lord, my rock and my Redeemer.

What a comfort to know that the Great I AM…is, He just is and always will be.  I cannot express the peace and joy this brings to my heart.  I look at the mountains, the oceans, the wind and forests.  I look and behold reminders of the constancy of my God.  He is apparent in those things that are all around me.  So look up, believer, look outside.  Breathe in the constancy of God and rest in Him.  He is forever the same, and we can rest in Him.

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About eloracseniah

May God's Truth prevail and Love triumph, where we have failed. Amen
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