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Throughout this summer, we’ve examined various characteristics of God in order to reflect on who we are. We’ve learned that we’re loved, seen, all good, at peace, healed, secure, confident, strong, and never alone.
We’re seeing ourselves in a more truthful light as the image of our Father. We’re walking taller and becoming more aware of Whose we are which is showing us WHO WE ARE.
I felt it necessary after all that to wrap this series up with the complete truth.
We Are COMPLETE.
Because God is the Great I AM, we are COMPLETE.
Colossians 1:15-20 says:
15 The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. 19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross. (NIV)
God is the Great I Am!
I love how the Message Bible writes this very same passage:
15-18 We look at this Son and see the God who cannot be seen. We look at this Son and see God’s original purpose in everything created. For everything, absolutely everything, above and below, visible and invisible, rank after rank after rank of angels—everything got started in him and finds its purpose in him. He was there before any of it came into existence and holds it all together right up to this moment. And when it comes to the church, he organizes and holds it together, like a head does a body.
18-20 He was supreme in the beginning and—leading the resurrection parade—he is supreme in the end. From beginning to end he’s there, towering far above everything, everyone. So spacious is he, so roomy, that everything of God finds its proper place in him without crowding. Not only that, but all the broken and dislocated pieces of the universe—people and things, animals and atoms—get properly fixed and fit together in vibrant harmonies, all because of his death, his blood that poured down from the cross.
God is the original purpose in everything created.
Everything got started in Him and finds its purpose in Him.
He was there before it all began and holds it all together.
From beginning to end, He’s there.
Every broken and dislocated piece gets properly fixed and fit together in harmony because of His death.
He is God.
He is life.
He is love.
He is the Great I Am.
Anything and everything we can fill in the blank with, God is!
Because He is everything, we are complete in Him.
I AM is meant to be followed by whatever we need them to say and whoever we need God to be at any given moment. That’s Who He is!
His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6, NKJV)
He is El-Shaddai, God Almighty. Genesis 17:1
He is Yahweh, the Lord. Exodus 6:2
He is the Lord who heals us. Exodus 15:26
He is merciful. Exodus 22:27
He is slow to anger and filled with unfailing love and faithfulness. Exodus 34:6
Be still, and know He is God. Psalm 46:10
He is the Lord who made all things. Isaiah 44:24
He is the God who comforts us. Isaiah 51:12
He is the God who is near. Jeremiah 23:23-24
He is the Lord that does not change. Malachi 3:6
He is the Bread of Life. John 6:48
He is the light of the world. John 8:12
He is the good shepherd. John 10:11
He is the resurrection and the life. John 11:25
He is the way, the truth, and the life. John 14:6
He is the Alpha and Omega, the One who is and was and is to come. He is the Almighty! Revelation 1:8
My prayer for us this week and forward is that we will walk in the completeness of God.
That we not just read about all God is, but that we will apply and walk out those very same characteristics in our daily lives.
I pray that as the days go by, we will continue to study and build an ever growing relationship with Christ so we can learn more about who we are and Who we come from.
I pray that as we grow and walk in our identities, we will become beacons for others who are needing a reminder of who they are. That we will be beaming examples of God to all those we come into contact with. Whether at work, school, home, the grocery store, or driving the roads, I pray we will live lives that cause people to wonder what’s different.
I pray the way we live our lives causes people to wonder how we’re so blessed and confident so much so that they want to try God for themselves.
I pray we not only walk out our true identities, but that we walk victoriously into our destinies all at the same time.
I pray this not just for us, but for all those who will encounter this series in the future. I pray lives are changed, situations are turned around, self-esteems are transformed, and a boldness comes out like never before for the sake of the gospel. I pray this series works as a catapult for those struggling with identity crisis or self-esteem issues.
I pray the spirits of doubt, pride, rejection, shame, confusion, and self-hate are suffocated throughout this series and God’s image expands in such a way that anything that is not of God will be exposed and thrown back to where it came from.
Because He is Love, I am Loved.
Because He is Omniscient, I am Seen.
Because He is a Wonderful Counselor, I am Never Alone.
Because He is Jehovah Jireh, I am All Good.
Because He is Jehovah Shalom, I am at Peace.
Because He is Jehovah Rophe, I am Healed.
Because He is Infinite, I am Strong.
Because He is Jehovah Nissi, I am Secure.
Because He is Faithful, I am Confident.
And finally, because He is the Great I AM, I am Complete.
Better yet, We are COMPLETE!
Until next time,
Be Blessed my friends!