Moses saw a burning bush one day while he was out tending his sheep and it was such an odd sight, he went to check it out. I would have done the same! God knows how to get our attention.
God spoke to Moses there and told Moses what He wanted him to do. Moses had some questions and one of them was to figure out how he was going to tell the Israelites about why God had sent him to help them and oh, by the way, what is the name of this God who speaks out of the middle of bushes on fire? Just so I’ll know what to tell them when they ask me, that is.
And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.”
And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’”
God’s name is I AM.
This name is so holy and so sacred, that a lot of people won’t even spell it. They leave out the vowels because they are convinced that God’s name should not even be spelled out.
Nobody named God. It’s the name He calls Himself, and it’s a personal name, not a title. In the Old Testament it is usually translated “LORD”. The shortened version of God’s name is on the end of the word “Hallelujah”. So when we cry out “Hallelujah”, we are actually saying “Praise Yahweh”!
God told Moses that His Name was I AM. He also told Moses “I am who I am“. and tell those Israelites that “I AM has sent me to you”.
Why does He have a name like that? Because He is Whoever, Whatever you need Him to be.
If you have a NEED, He has a NAME to fulfill your need.
He IS the One with your ANSWER.
Because HE IS the Answer.
If you need comfort, God says I AM your Comforter.
If you need protection, God says I AM your Protection.
If you need provision, God says I AM the Source of your Provision.
If you need confidence, He says I AM your Confidence.
If you are worried, He says I AM your Assurance.
If you doubt, He says I AM Trustworthy.
If you are unsure, He say I AM is your Hope.
If you grieve, are depressed, He says I AM your Joy.
If you are lost, He says, I AM your Salvation.
If you are condemned, He says I AM your Forgiveness.
And on, and on, and on….because God is Infinite and Eternal.
What is your need?
Whatever it is, God is the One who will take care of you.
His Name says so.
God IS all that you need!