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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The I AM Made Mine

"I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End," says the Lord, "who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty."
~ Revelation 1:8 (NKJV)

The I AM Made Mine

God Almighty is the Beginning and the End—but not always my God, my Almighty, my beginning and end.

"... lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven ... For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also."
~ Jesus (Matthew 6:20-21 NKJV)

It's been said that a person's god is identified by calendar, clock and checkbook. How often is my foremost use of talent, time and treasure consistently centered upon the One I call "Lord"?

Now He could do no mighty work there ... And He marveled because of their unbelief.
~ Mark 6:5-6 (NKJV)

Just yesterday I argued with God about something being impossible. How often do I limit what He might do in my life by my lack of faith, by calling Him less all-powerful than I know He is?

" 'And you shall love the LORD Your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.' This is the first commandment."
~ Jesus (Mark 12:30 NKJV)

I love my God. I wish I never failed to think of Him first upon rising, last at day's end; to unfailing ask Him first for my next step rather than come to Him as a last resort in adversity; to accept every blessing from Him with thanks and praise upon my lips. I fall short more often than I nail it. I take great comfort in knowing that His love for me is without condemnation, that He knew me before my beginning, and that when all else is laid to rest, He shall indeed be my end.

Lord God Almighty, how often I speak Your name without giving it full weight. I ask for myself and for everyone who reads these words that You would renew our awareness of Who You are. Please increase our faith in You, increase our love for You, increase our generosity with You.

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  1. I echo your sentiments Anne. I am most thankful He humbles me. It magnifies Him in a wonderful way.

  2. I join my heart with you sis in this beautiful prayer.

  3. T ~ Can we ever be too humbled? He is good to humble without ever humiliating.

    Denise ~ I read again today of the two on the road to Emmaus, who did not recognize Jesus though they saw Him, they heard His voice, their hearts burned at His words. How much of Him is right before us that we miss? *sigh*

    Bud ~ Good. I'm praying right now that you see more of Him in the chewing.

  4. I will certainly add my 'amen' to that ...

  5. Unfortunately, I all too often put God in a restrictive box, confined by walls that I have built. This is a continuing struggle for me as I know with all certainty that He is more than able to do more that I could ever imagine. However, I am forever thankful for all He gives me no matter how insignificant it might seem. Thanks Annie! ツ

  6. Susan ~ Glad to see you. And your posts. You are the queen of brevity to leave a person breathless.

    Mary ~ Yeah, can you belive I'd argue, LOL? I can just hear Him—"How much more proof do you want?" Love you!

  7. Anne,

    To think that I AM is also our Abba is a concept we cannot fathom. We must simply trust and live out without complete understanding, like babies walk without knowing they have specific muscles that allow for it.

    How I wished I trusted more and fretted less. I'm working on it.....

  8. Gwen ~

    Oops! I missed responding.

    Fretting less? But you are! All the time!

    Did you mean not fret at all? Yes, dear, that day is coming for all of us.


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