Friday, April 17, 2009


Exodus 3:14

In this chapter, Moses is called by God to lead the children of Israel out of bondage from Egypt, better known as the Exodus. In verse 11, Moses says "who am I"? He recognizes that he has no authority in and of himself; however, he fails to recognize who God is.

God gives Moses the authority to lead Israel when He says, "I AM THAT I AM and tell them I AM hath sent you". God being the "I AM" means that He is self sufficient. God does not depend on anyone for anything, He is.

Many of us are just like Moses in chapter 11 wondering "Who am I?" Instead of asking who we are, we should acknowledge who God is and come to the realization that whatever we are is because of Him.

God is the "I AM" and He is all we need.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

When Counting the Cost, His Grace is Sufficient

Matthew 16:25-26

In Romans 6:23, we understand that Salvation is a free gift. Then, in Romans 10:9, if we believe in Jesus Christ with all our being, we will be saved. So... what's next??? Do we experience a perfect life of peace and tranquility until His return?

Here in Matthew 16:25-26, Jesus explains that following Him will cost us.

"For whosoever will save his life shall lose it: and whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it. For what is a man profited, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?"

This principle remains constant throughout the entire Bible. Remember the widow in the Old Testament who gave her last and put God first? What about the Apostle Paul in the New Testament who served God despite loss of family, poverty, beatings and imprisonment?

What did Job say in Job 13:15? "Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him."

The question is, are you willing to count the cost? Will you continue to serve God when things look bad and your world seems to crumble? Do not merely determine to serve God no matter what, because that "just ain't good enough". Instead, take your eyes off your circumstances and look to Him, because He is good enough and always will be.