Last night I went to our second Ladies Bible Study for this semester. We do two per year, one going on now, and one beginning generally in late summer or early fall, ending before the holidays. It’s every Tuesday, and there is one in the morning and one in the evening.
I really am enjoying the book we are using this time! It is called Glimpses Of God: Revealed through His Names, and is authored by Debi Pryde.
Our chapter leading up to last night was “I Am”, and our memory verse was:
“And God unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.”
This was a very powerful chapter, bringing out what it means for God to call himself I AM THAT I AM. Throughout the chapter, we saw examples in both the Old and the New Testaments where we see it coming from both God, and from Christ, because they are the same person. And that HE was not created, he simply always has been.
The quote from the author at the end of the chapter really hit me, because of how I’ve felt for some time. I HAVE been praying that God would be with me, because I didn’t feel He was. Here is the quote:
“We don’t need to pray “Lord, be with me,” for He has promised never to leave us. [If we have been born again – italics mine.] Instead, we need to remember who God is and pray, “Lord, give me confidence in your Word and make me know the reality of your presence.”
“When we find ourselves hesitant to face life’s trials and challenges, may we remember the God who declares “I AM”; and may each of us be strengthened by His awesome presence and power.”
It comes down to this, I’ve been feeling that He isn’t there when it comes to me for a while, and asking Him to be. Now, I will start doing what it says to do in this chapter!
Next week’s chapter: Elohim: God the Powerful. Can’t wait! 🙂