Sunday, January 20, 2013

i am...i said.

 God spoke to Moses and said to him, “I am the Lord.  I appeared to Abraham, to Isaac, and to
Jacob, as God Almighty, but by my name the Lord I did not make myself known to them. I also established my covenant with them to give them the land of Canaan, the land in which they lived as sojourners. Moreover, I have heard the groaning of the people of Israel whom the Egyptians hold as slaves, and I have remembered my covenant. Say therefore to the people of Israel, ‘I am the Lord, and I will bring you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians, and I will deliver you from slavery to them, and I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with great acts of judgment. I will take you to be my people, and I will be your God, and you shall know that I am the Lord your God, who has brought you out from under the burdens of the Egyptians. I will bring you into the land that I swore to give to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. I will give it to you for a possession. I am the Lord. Moses spoke thus to the people of Israel, but they did not listen to Moses, because of their broken spirit and harsh slavery.  - Exodus 6:2-9

17 times God uses "I." it's as simple as that. HE is a covenant keeping God. HE is faithful. HE is in charge. HE will never forsake us and yet, Israel did not believe because of their situation. reminder - never let circumstances dictate my attitude or be a cause of doubt about God. HE will work all things for my good.

 also, i just had to post the following pictures . i snapped one on my instax and it's probably my new favorite photo (for now!).