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.
Written by: Courtney Flocken
This Hillsong anthem resounds even stronger in my heart when we are driving down the road and the sweet offkey little five-year voice worships loud and confidently: “In my Father’s house, there’s a place for me. I’m a child of God, yes I am. I am chosen, not forsaken. WHATEVER You say I am.”
She got one word totally wrong, but maybe she actually got it oh-so-right and possibly better than it was originally written. My first instinct was to correct the word, but I was silenced by the Holy Spirit affirming the joyful noise coming from the back seat. It deals with identity at the very root! Jesus’ authority comes from His confidence that He has always known who He is. Try playing with the punctuation of my daughter’s worship: “WHATEVER You say, I Am.”
“God said to Moses, ‘I AM WHO I AM.’”
For us to know who we are, we must first understand who God is. If we trust He is in fact who He says He is, then my daughter is right that she is whatever He says she is—a daughter of the King of Kings, freed from sin, adopted into the kingdom of Heaven, beloved, and fully known.
Thought of the day: If we allow God to shape our identity, perhaps we will stop misplacing it in the things He has allowed us to be and do.
Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that although I tend to misplace my true identity unintentionally into the things around me (relationships, titles, and responsibilities), that in Your faithfulness You continue to pursue me. Thank you for guiding me into my true identity as an adopted member of Your family as a believer in Jesus as my Lord and Savior. God, I am a sinner in need of a Savior. I believe you sent Jesus to live a sinless life to die on the cross and rise again so I might know Him. I confess, Jesus is Lord! I pray these things in Jesus’ name, amen.