Monday Devotion

| MONDAY DEVOTION |

This week we want to look closer at a scripture we posted on our story, Exodus 3:14, “And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’ ”

This passage is out of the burning bush scene. God and Moses are in this back-and-forth “argument” throughout chapters three and four about what Moses is supposed to tell the Israelites in Egypt. Really... Moses is just questioning God on his worth to fulfill this task. A few Sundays ago our senior Pastor, @jasondaughdrill, said in his sermon, “The enemy attacks your identity when he knows your anointing is coming.” In this scene, God is trusting Moses to save His nation... but all Moses is hearing are the lies the enemy has fed him his whole life. “You’re under-qualified. No one thinks you amount to anything. You’re socially awkward. You’ll never reach your dreams.“ But we find the Lord explaining quite the opposite. God goes on to say this, “I will certainly be with you.” Moses finds a little bit of confidence in His statement, but still needs more assurance because “how are the people supposed to believe him?” Aka — he’s still doubting himself despite the fact that the creator of the world has assured him to be otherwise... feel familiar? So, God being the Powerful Father He is, states verse fourteen. “I AM WHO I AM... tell them the I AM has sent me to you.” God is speaking so much into His identity right here for Moses. I AM the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. I AM the God of rescue. I AM the God of signs and miracles. I AM the God of promise. I AM the God of healing, of joy, of peace, of victory. If the I AM can take a middle-aged shepherd with a stutter to lead a NATION out of slavery... then the I AM can bring you out of the trials you are facing. If you are struggling with feeling defeated in your identity... you need to know two things above all others — He is for you, He LOVES you.

Our challenge this week is to seek God’s identity in worship and scripture... find yourself in it. Lean into the authenticity of love that our Savior has for you. 
Happy Monday, friends.