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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

I Am Who I Am

Here's a good question Moses asked 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?'

God said to Moses, 'I Am Who I Am.  This is what you are to say to the Israelites: 'I Am has sent me to you."
Exodus 3:13-14

Many scoff at Moses' question.  "What do you mean who is God?  He is God that's who He is."  But I think it is a great question.

A. W. Tozer says in Knowledge of the Holy, "It is highly significant that the first word was the Word."  Meaning, our words about God are significant.  We don't want to misrepresent the most important entity in the universe and beyond the universe.

Tozer also says in the first chapter of Knowledge of the Holy, "What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us."

So it begs the question: What is the first thing that comes into your mind when you think of God.  Complete this sentence for me.  God is...

Please comment on this post because I think it will be great discussion and edifying.  In a word or a few words, what is the first thing that comes into your mind when you think of God today?


  1. God is... the One who invites me to be "held continually" (abide) in His love.

  2. God is: my first resort; the ultimate romancer of my heart; author of life; love. (Sorry, things poured out when I read your blog)

  3. Thank you Amy and Kat. Your answers are not the first things I would have said. Goes to show you how hard it is to describe the indescribable. I think it would be interesting to see if guys answer this question differently.