I have spoken a few times of my four kiddos, but never individually. My middle little girl is amazing, funny, smart and beautiful, but above all else she is inquisitive! Her mind works so much like mine that I often see my mom and dad with smiles on their faces when she is pushing my buttons. She wants and needs to know how things work and what our plans are for this minute, the next hour, and even the next week. But the times that she asks me questions about God often leave me breathless. I have frequently had to seek counsel on how to explain something as amazing as the Holy Spirit to a five year old! That was a few years ago, but the questions haven’t gotten any easier. Her unwavering love of God is something to watch and I am frequently in awe of her.
A few months ago we were driving to school and the song “Great I AM” by Phillips Craig and Dean came on the radio. The last lyrics of the song repeats The Great I AM, The Great I AM, The Great I AM. After it finished I heard her say, “Momma who is The Great I AM?” So I tell her it is God. He has many names like Jehovah , Abba Father, Yahweh, but the name “I AM” came from when Moses asked God what his name was and God replied “I AM WHO I AM.” Exodus 3:14. She then replied , “So I can call God I AM?” I told her yes she could. That night when we were saying our prayers my sweet little girl asked me if she could say her prayer, and of course I said yes. She then prayed the most precious prayer I have ever heard and it started with “Dear I AM.” I giggled at first, but wasn’t surprised at all. It fit her personality perfectly and in the innocence of a precious child of God she called to her Heavenly Father…Dear I AM.
I pray that each of us will call out to our Father today and run into the arms of the Great I AM.
“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.” Exodus 3:14
Be bold, Be brave, Be blessed!