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Mission Statement: Quiet Spirit writes with the focus to minister to those who hurt, to them who search for God, and those who wish to have a closer walk with Jesus.

Monday, September 1, 2014

“I AM”

“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 3:14 (NIV)

Moses had some concerns about the task God lay before him. Moses first felt that he was not worthy of doing the job. If someone had asked him he would have said he wasn’t the person to do this gargantuan work. God told Moses that He would be with him as he performed his part in the work to rescue the Israelite people.

Moses used second excuse to try to get shed of this. “If they ask me the name of who sent me, what shall I tell them?” (Exodus 3:13)

God responds with the words of our focus verse. “I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I AM has sent me to you.’ “

What does God say here? His answer tells us a lot about our heavenly Father. He uses simple, direct words—I AM. These show me the strength of God. He uses a thunderous voice to say this. He tells Moses, and later us, that He is in the present—not just the past or the future. He has already told Moses He would go with him when he does this job. God will be with His people in the future as well as the present.

A literal translation of the name God called Himself is God is who He is; the absolute I the self-existent One.1

God makes this statement in such a way as to make His position firm in the minds of those who follow Him.
Sometimes, we get so involved in life and all it brings to us that we forget God’s message here. We forget He told Moses who He was-I AM.
We need to remember Who He is and that his name brings us comfort in our darkest times.

God is Who He says He is—He is I AM. We are blessed to know Him and to know His name and all the meanings of His wonderful name.
  1. The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary © 1957, 1961, 1966, 1985, 1988. Moody Bible Institute. Chicago, p. 600

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Please Pray for Us

This is a different post for me. I have been waking up each day feeling very tired. I have a roaring in my head that really never goes away. Hubby has his own set of health woes, one of which seems to have returned in the past day or so.

I believe in prayer.  I know God answers the prayers of His children, especially those who live for Him. I have some things I want to do later on this year and, yet, I know it's all up to the Lord.  If  I seem bold by asking for prayer, it's the only way I know to get through this.

Thank you for your kindness.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

God’s Beauty

On of  the many restful areas in our state park.

Read Psalm 24 1-10

On one of our son’s last days being with us, we took a ride. We visited the state park just outside.

Our son took his fancy camera with him. I carry my digital one in my purse. We saw the brilliant green of summer. This park is purported to be the smallest park in our state park system. I had forgotten how beautiful this place is.

I snapped a few pictures of picnic areas He snapped pictures of what he wanted. Several of these areas have shelter houses. One area has a large shelter and a playground near to a swimming pool.

My favorite spot in the entire park is a section of the road that turns to the left and enters a shaded area. The lanes divide and a wooden fence sits in the small median. The trees on either side of this rustic boulevard interweave their branches overhead to give you the feeling of being in a cathedral.

We started towards the campground and I saw some close friends who had been camping;Hubby pulled besides them and we said, “Hi.” We then went down to the river where we launched our canoe many years ago. There was a patch of flowers we both tried to get a shot of them.

If you look closely you will see the yellow wildflowers.

Our excursion through the state park reminded me of God’s beauty that He places in our lives that we never really appreciate. I intend to be more mindful of what He has given us.