“I am Your God!” he said.
I was having coffee with a good friend of mine and we were just chatting when I heard him say, “I am Your God!” I didn’t think much of it but then he repeated it and he repeated it. He just kept on saying, “I am Your God! I am Your God! I am Your God!” I actually began to question the sanity of my friend. We literally where in a crowded local coffee shop and he wasn’t talking quietly. All I could hear was him saying, “I am Your God!” and then suddenly I found myself crying, Tears rolling down my cheeks. I suddenly started to hear what he was saying. I began to hear God through him. God was saying to me, “I am Your God!” I realised that I had forgotten to let Him be my God. I just couldn’t stop crying but I knew this was a very important statement for me to grasp.
“I am Your God!” The first words that started to sink in were “Your God!” I think this was was one of the reasons that God revealed this in a full coffee shop. Even though I knew God was God of all things and that included the people in the shop, He was reminding me that He was my God as an individual, “Your God!” “Your God!” “Your God!” “I am Your God!” His love is inclusive but also exclusive!! Somehow in my busyness I had forgotten that He wanted to be and was, MY God. How easily it had been to take-back the reins of my life, hence the tears.
After the coffee I was able to go home and ponder what God had been saying. It was simple really……. He wants to be my God. It is a longing of His, that was why He made me, it was for His purposes and not mine. God knows what is best for me a lot more than I do. He longs for me to be in a position where I can trust Him for everything because then I will be able to live in the abundance He has for me. I don’t live in abundance basically because I keep areas of my life to myself.
I came home and saw that there were areas of my life that I simply didn’t trust God with, especially areas where I had been hurt at some point. Just a thought……. ask your Heavenly Father what areas of your life you are holding on to. He will tell you and then love you so much that you can’t help but give them over to Him. That is what I did. I sat and just asked Him. I was very honest with Him and pointed out the areas where I had felt let down. God is big enough to cope with that. I looked deeply and saw areas where things had gone radically wrong, in relationships, work, church and my general walk with Him. How can I trust You God when these things just didn’t turn out? How can I give You areas when my life may fall apart?
As I spent time with this, the first fact I realised was that no matter what had happened I was still talking to God. even after all the hurt and the failure. He was still in my life and cared enough about me to tell me very clearly that He was/is my God. So no matter what, His word was true:
“ And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. “ (Romans 8:28 NKJV)
The second fact was that many of the areas that had appeared not to go as I thought they should, were aspects of my life where I had taken over the control in the guise of it being “God’s Will”. How many of us do that, or is it just me? Many times when situations started to go pear shaped I didn’t necessarily turn to my Heavenly Father for help but blindly sorted out what to do next from my flesh or my soul, in other words from an emotional level. There is no doubt that God has the right way.
Any way, I don’t want to get bogged down in all this, the fact is that it is not about me or you, it is about Him! “I AM YOUR GOD!!!” He has chosen me. I am hand picked. The Great I Am has selected me to be His child and I need to give Him permission to be that for me.
There are many scriptures where God says I am the God ….. of your father—the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, ….. who brought you out of the land of Egypt,….of Bethel
There are many scriptures where God declares He is our Lord specifically. Let us look at some and start to declare them in our lives.
“Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10 NKJV)