My little girl Madison is quite an articulate communicator. There are times I think she is older than 3, but soon actions and behavior take care of that over sight. It is amazing, though, to hear her use of language. Lately, I've noticed she has created a Madisonism. She learned this from me. You know, when you need a word, but there just isn't one created, so you create your own. Her word is amn't. Now, at first, we were taken back. If you say it fast it could put you on the chair in the naughty corner. She created a contraction. I am not = I amn't. Hilarious. I always thought 'I ain't' was the tough non-contraction to weed out of a child's (my) vocabulary not I amn't.
As I was thinking about this, my thoughts went to God who calls himself 'I AM'. I am who I am...I am the great I AM. When Jesus came he said...I AM the way, I AM the truth, I AM the life. He said I AM the Bread of life. I AM the light of the world. What does that mean? I AM. It means everything.
God is....Jesus is.... what comfort that is. I AM the Alpha and the Omega...the beginning and the end. They always will be.
It is easy, at times to get caught up in life; It's cares and concerns. Jesus tells us to not worry about our life; They will take care of us. We are to just be!
My life when in relationship with God through Jesus should bear fruit.
Because they are...I should be...
Loving, Joyful, Peaceful, Patient, Kind, Good, Gentle, Faithful, Self Controlled, Generous, Slow to anger, Quick to listen, Helpful, Encouraging.
I find great freedom in just being. Being whoever God wants me to be today. It is important to live today, for it is the only day I know I have been given.
You am...I be! Poor grammar, but powerful, freeing peaceful words.
Because God is....I am to be...
Today I must choose to Trust and not fear, worry, over-think tomorrow, live in the past, etc....
I just need to be!
You AM...I be!