Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?” 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.’”
God also said to Moses, “Say to the Israelites, ‘The LORD, the God of your fathers—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob—has sent me to you.’ This is my name forever, the name by which I am to be remembered from generation to generation. (Exodus 3:13–15) God was saying, “I am My name. Whatever I am, that’s what I’m called.”
Translated into English, this concept basically means, “My name is whatever I am at the time I am it.” God is our all-sufficiency, and His name differs according to what we need at a specific time.
God says, “If you need bread, then pray, ‘Father, You are my Bread.’ When you acknowledge that I am your Provider and Sustenance, then I become Bread to you. If you are thirsty, pray, ‘Father, You are my Water.’ I manifest the qualities of whatever you need.”
By calling Himself “the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob” (Exodus 3:15), God affirms that He is a personal God who meets individual human needs. He desires to be your God and to meet your individual needs.
This is why so many names are attributed to God in the Old Testament. Yet I AM encompasses all His nature and attributes.
Father, Creator, Sustainer, Healer, Provider, thank You for being my All in All. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Thought: God says, “I AM WHO I AM.”
Reading: Nehemiah 12–13; Acts 4:23–37
-Daily Power And Prayer Devotional (Myles Munroe)