The everlasting God July devotional

We were created by an everlasting God.

13 Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?”

14 God said to Moses, “I am who I am.[a] This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent me to you.’”

15 God also said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites, ‘The Lord, [b] the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you.’

“This is my name forever, the name you shall call me from generation to generation Exodus 3:13-15 (NIV)

“I AM WHO I AM.”  Not I WAS or I WILL BE . . . But, I AM.

Eternal. Everlasting. Infinite. Timeless.

How can we I truly understand a God like this when all we’ve ever known are beginnings and endings? There was no beginning to Him and there is no end.  We can search, discover and learn all we can about our God but we will never come to the end of Him.  He always was and always will be.

“‘To whom will you compare me? Who is my equal?’ asks the Holy One. Have you never heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of His understanding.” Isaiah 40:25, 28 (NLT)

Because “I AM” is everlasting:

He is not limited by our problems or choices, he is not held captive by what we want him to do.

He uses circumstances in our past to impact our futures, his plans are not thwarted by what anyone else might do.

Our pain doesn’t overwhelm Him. our failure doesn’t discourage Him.

Our anger doesn’t scare Him, our questions don’t threaten Him.

Our choices don’t leave Him at a loss as to what to do.

He is greater than our circumstances, he is bigger than my problems. The question is, do we allow the everlasting God to change the way we live?

Heavenly Father, you have always been and You will always be I AM.  May we always strive to understand You.

Consider: What is God like?  Take some time to list out the characteristics of God.  What does God say about Himself in His Word? Write them down and thank Him for who He is.

With every blessing

Pastor John