Recently there have been numerous instances in the news where people believed their reputation preceded them and that their name should carry weight. The embarrassing moment was when they realized they were alone in believing that; to those being berated in most circumstances these people were total strangers and regardless of who the person said they were, it didn’t garner them any favor, or allow them to break whatever rules they decided they should be excluded from.
In Exodus 3 we hear the well known story of Moses and the burning bush. Verse 14 is very familiar to many people, but I think it has gotten to the point that we miss the implications of the interaction. I am who I am, I am what I am, I will be what I will be. God tells Moses that He is steadfast—and Moses simply responds with, “They will not believe me.” God’s reputation precedes Him. But this reputation isn’t merely for the Israelites to believe in this moment. It’s for us, too!
I am who I am, what I am, and what I will be. Can you believe that? What if we fully understood who God says He is—Way Maker, Miracle Worker, Promise Keeper, Light in the Darkness. No matter how distant things feel, no matter how desperate or impossible a situation may be, God will always be. He will be exactly who He always has been, He will always be who He is, and always be who He will be. There are no prerequisites and no justifications. How would each day look different if we believed God is who He says He is, and if we believed that this truth doesn’t rely on what we do or how we falter?
Remember: God is in the “Fire” with you, whatever that looks like, and He is steadfast in who He is and how He loves you.
Reflect today on the fact that God is with you while listening to Another in the Fire by Hillsong United. Pray that God will change or refresh your perspective of Him and His love for you.