I AM _____. God is all things. You could fill in that blank with amazing characteristics that our minds can’t comprehend and you’d be describing God. But the more we focus on His glorious nature, the more we’ll be encouraged that He is all things. I AM GRACIOUS, I AM HERE, I AM ENDLESS, I AM PROTECTOR, I AM FATHER, I AM CREATOR...I could go on and on with Who God is because He truly is everything we need.
So why do we go looking for purpose and fulfillment anywhere else? Because of our own stupid sin nature, that’s why! Don’t you wish you could just get rid of your sinful nature once and for all so that it wouldn’t rear its ugly head and cause you to stumble? I know I do. Paul says it best in Romans 7:15 NLT, “I don’t really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don’t do it. Instead, I do what I hate.” I know this is something I really need to work on; Why look outside of God for anything.
I tend to look for acceptance and approval, but really, the only one I should want that from is God and He’s already accepted me for who I am because I’m His child. He’s already given me approval to be who I am because He loves me at my worst and the best thing is, He loves me too much to leave me in despair and darkness. God is my everything because without Him I’d be nothing.
(Scripture references from NIV unless otherwise noted.
Based on God IS the Great I AM on June 29th, 2019 - Watch Sermon