Lenten Devotional for February 17

God’s Name Is “I Am”


Proverbs 3:5-6 

Trust in the Lord with all your heart; don’t rely on your own intelligence.
–Proverbs 3:5


Have you ever wished God would do more to assure you? Have you ever waited to act faithfully until feeling adequate? Have you ever delayed saying yes to a challenge because you were confident any number of people could do it better? Have you ever declined an opportunity because you were certain your skills were not sufficient? Have you ever dodged an assignment because accepting it would require you to grow?

Just remember, God’s name in not “I Already Have.” It is not “I Will Be.” God’s name is “I Am.” It means God works in real time. God gives us what we need when our feet are where God wants them to be. God’s promise is “I will be there as I will be there.”
–Rob Fuquay*


Lord, Continue to search for me, and call me by name. Help me to respond to your call on my life. Amen.


Based on the example of Moses, what can we learn today about carrying out tough assignments from God?

*From The God We Can Know: Exploring the “I Am” Sayings of Jesus by Rob Fuquay. Copyright © 2014. All rights reserved. Used by permission. ©2015 by The Upper Room. All rights reserved.

This and the other devotionals for this Lenten Series can be found at the following link: http://www.thegodwecanknow.com/category/50-devotions/page/4/.

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