Written & Published by Lolita Buck
At the core of it all, God is supreme. He is over it all. That is, EVERYTHING. And Psalm 46:10 reminds us to stand still in reverence of not only who he is, but to also respect his power in the earth. But regardless of that power God assures us that he can become whatever we need him to be in any given circumstance.
It appears as though God spoke to Moses prior to his attempt to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt. Moses wanted them to feel comfortable knowing that it was God who sent him to their rescue. And so he asked God who should I tell them sent me? God's response is "I am that I am" tell them "I am" sent you. I find it very interesting that Moses was concerned about them feeling safe & secure in his care, as God's representative. Perhaps this was because they had been oppressed by Pharoah for many many years and he felt they may be sort of apprehensive following him. Or maybe this was his way of questioning his own ability to carry out the task at hand? But either way, God made it clear that he wanted his people set free & he would be whatever they needed him to be all throughout the journey. All Moses needed to do was show up & follow God's lead.
And the Lord said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;
And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.
Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them.
Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.
And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt?
And he said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be a token unto thee, that I have sent thee: When thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain.
And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them?
And God said unto Moses, I Am That I Am: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I Am hath sent me unto you.
I absolutely love this story! Although it took the children of Israel forty years to complete an eleven day journey & not all of the original crew made it to the promise land. God kept his word & saw them through, until the very end. Just to name a few examples of how God showed up & showed out. Anytime Moses raised his staff the Israelites had victory; just by raising it, come on you have to admit that's pretty dope. He also fed them continuously by raining down mana from Heaven & he instructed Moses to speak to a rock to produce water to quench their thirst. He parted the Red Sea so they could make it to the other side. Mind you this is the same Red Sea that swallowed up Pharoah & his army. Need i go on? I think you get my drift though. Whatever they needed God to be he was. And the same holds true for me & you.
If you need him to be peace, joy, strength, hope, a healer, a deliverer, a comforter etc. just name it, & he will be the very thing you ask of him. It's just that simple my friend. It is in those moments where he proves himself to be the solution to your problem by morphing into just what you need at any given time, that you literally stand still & realize beyond a shadow of a doubt that he truly is God.
Because we know & expect God to show up in every instance of our lives as the great "I am". This should give you and I the hope & assurance that with and through God absolutely nothing is impossible. Yes it took them forty years due to their own impatience & stubbornness to make it to the promise land. But God remained faithful & they eventually made it to their destination. A land flowing with milk & honey. That same opportunity presents itself to you & I as we learn trust him as the great "I am" in our lives each & everyday.
Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."
As you go forward in your daily journey I extend love & peace to each of you. I pray that you find your "it" and that you OWN IT. That the chains of this world be broken off of you & that you walk in the light that God intended you to walk in.
With dedication & servitude