Psalm 8:1 LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
I am always left amazed when I try to understand more about who our God is and what he’s like. He is infinite. No matter how much we strive we can never fully grasp his entirety, but the tiny glimpses he has given continue to show me how aptly he calls himself, I Am.
God is one. He doesn’t have parts. Nothing can be taken away and nothing can be added to who he is. He doesn’t have a collection of attributes. He is those attributes. They don’t require him to act a certain way (implying they are something outside of him). They are him. God is love. God is justice. God is goodness. His attributes don’t conflict and he cannot act outside of them.
And not only that, whatever God is, he is to the maximum. If God loves something, he loves it infinitely, with all power…no hint of unlove at all. We humans have this fickle love all the time, but not God. He loves me, and YOU (yes, you!) that much. Actually I can’t even use “much” because that would give it limit. His love for us is unlimited! When God acts, everything He does is good with not even the tiniest hint of bad. When he justly acquits us of our sin through the atoning sacrifice of his only Son, we are fully “not guilty”. There is not even a hint of regret or conflict in his mind about forgiving us all our treachery and disobedience.
This God, the great I Am, is what I am searching for. This God is what you are searching for. He is what we are longing for, what we struggle each day to be content with. God IS the answer. God IS the treasure. When we go outside in the morning and see the sun rise over the mountains, hear the birds sing, breathe in the fresh air, this is able to fill us with life and inspiration because we’re looking at the amazing work of God’s hands. The reason we find such joy in sharing with and serving others is because that’s what God created us to do and we are fulfilling his purposes. The reason I love someone else is because they were created in the image of our God and they display some of God’s character for me. See? God is in everything that is good! So stop searching. If we find ourselves dissatisfied, run to God. Abide in Christ who made it possible for us to approach our Creator and we will have joy, bear fruit, and if we ask, he will give us more than we could ever imagine.
We get to have a relationship with the I AM! What’s there to lose? Let’s pursue him with all we have and he will never let us go.
Exodus 3:13-15 Then Moses said to God, “If I come to the people of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ what shall I say to them?” God said to Moses, “I am who I am.”And he said, “Say this to the people of Israel, ‘I am has sent me to you.’” God also said to Moses, “Say this to the people of Israel, ‘The Lord, 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, and thus I am to be remembered throughout all generations.