Let’s read from the Word first: “Then Moses said to God, “Behold, I am going to the sons of Israel, and I will say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you.’ Now they may say to me, ‘What is His name?’ What shall I say to them?” God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM”; and He said, “Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.'” (Exodus 3:13-14).
My brother, my sister, can you go today to a shop and ask them to give you goods promising to come and pay later? Even if the shop assistant is your friend, won’t he ask you for guarantees or ask you questions to ensure that you will keep your promise? Won’t he write your name on his debtor list? Let today’s meditation speak to us and allow the Spirit of God to change us, for many believers owe God and have never paid back! Thank God our Father is slow to anger and loves us, because if he was like us, bailiffs would have dealt with many believers properly a long time ago…
Yes, so many Christians think they can use God, trick Him or even make Him move while they don’t follow His principles. Look at today’s passage. Moses is speaking to God in the future: ” I am going to the sons of Israel, and I will say to them… What shall I say to them?” Just like many of us sometimes do: Lord, what will I eat ? How will I pay my rent ? How am I going to get what I want the most in this life, Lord? My friend, you may see God’s action as if it is too far to reach, yet He is still answering you ‘I AM’. What does it mean? Simply that ‘I AM the one who provides for the food you eat, the rent you need to pay, the clothes you are wearing, the projects you want to achieve, the health you are looking for, the marriage you have waited, the children you wish to have…’ We should realise that the more we make God ‘I will be’ the less we will see His actions today (I am). Why? Because that also makes us postpone what we are supposed to do today for Him to bless us. Have you never heard of people saying they are waiting for God to bless them first before they start going to church, before they become serious with God or even before they support the work of God? Well, God does not go over His own principles. He is ‘I am’ today, so if you postpone Him until tomorrow, also know that He will await you on the date and time you postponed your encounter with Him, because He forces nobody to follow Him or do anything for Him or His Kingdom.
However, my friend, if you want God’s blessing today, follow His commands today: “For I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess” (Deuteronomy 30:16). God’s principles won’t change: you want God’s special protection today, take refuge in Him today (Psalm 34:8). He is the one who established the principle of sowing first (today) to be able to harvest later (tomorrow). Everything you want to do for God or for the Kingdom of God, do it today. My friend, God does not need us or any of our actions: “I have no need of a bull from your stall or of goats from your pens, for every animal of the forest is mine, and the cattle on a thousand hills. I know every bird in the mountains, and the insects in the fields are mine. If I were hungry I would not tell you, for the world is mine, and all that is in it” (Psalm 50:9-10). Yet, He wants to see if we trust Him and if we are faithful to Him: “If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on earth” (Deuteronomy 28:1)… so postponing whatever you want to do for God today is placing yourself in the same position as the rich fool who was making plans without God or His Kingdom not knowing that His life was going to be demanded from him a few hours later (Luke 12:13-21). Today, let’s determine to set our watches by the hour and time of God so that His purposes can be fulfilled in our lives… Stay blessed in Jesus’ name.