As my wife was resting her head on my shoulder I asked her, “Are you comfortable?”
She responded in a noticeably relaxed tone, “I am”.
As we lay there just before time to get up, I thought about her response… “I am”.
Her response affirmed how she felt at that time. With three letters she told how she was. What she was, and who she was at the time.
Remember what God told Moses asked God after God had given him the assignment to set go and set His people free…
Exodus 3:11 (NKJV)
11 But Moses said to God, “Who AM I that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the children of Israel out of Egypt?”
He asked, “Who AM I?” God gave him a mission, but He hadn’t yet accepted his ability to do it. He didn’t yet see himself as God saw him, so he didn’t REALLY know who HE WAS…yet.
Now, remember what God told Moses to tell them…
Exodus 3:14 (NKJV)
14 And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’”
God is His title, but “I AM” is who He is. “I AM” is His character. “I AM” asserts with just three letters that God is absolute. The First and the Last. The Beginning and the End. The End all and Be ALL.
“AM” is a powerful being verb. “AM” is absolute. “AM” doesn’t imply maybe. “AM” IS.
God, the most powerful being, defines Himself with a being verb.
But, we are made in His image, so am states how we are, who we are and what we are.
That’s why I laugh when people try to intimidate others with so-called strong words. It’s silly.
God defined His power and authority with just three letters… “I AM”.
So do we!
That’s why the apostle Paul asserted… “I am what I am”, just as God did.
1 Corinthians 15:10 (NKJV)
10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.
Just as my wife calmly asserted her level of comfort, how she was and who she was as she lay her head on my shoulder…so do you declare how, what and who your are with your, “I AM”.
Are you asking yourself, “Who am I?” as Moses did?
You already know, your values…your character…your state of mind…your reputation…your peace.
That’s who you are.
You’re always “I am”, just make sure your I AM lines up with God’s I am.
And, always be careful BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU SAY BEHIND YOUR, “I AM…”