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Answering with the Great I AM…

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Holy Spirit

How do you answer the question, asked of us daily; ‘How are you?’.

If you are like most everyone, usually the answer is ‘ I am” fine.

We answer this beginning with the Name of God!  ‘I AM’. What a revelation! The answer is accurate as well. We know that God is in us, that we were made in His image.

Genesis 1:26, 27:  26  Then God said “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule ove the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27  God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him, male and female He created them.

 Jesus lives in us. Would you say that Jesus is sick or broke. No, we wouldn’t. When answering the question of how you are today consider that we are also describing how Jesus us in us today. We can substitute the ‘ I AM’ for our answer! The Word in us everyday is our strength ~ the Truth of the Word.

Other scriptural proof that God resides in us:

Exodus 3: 14:  God said to Moses, ” I AM WHO I AM”; and He said, ” Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘ I AM has sent me to you.'”

 Luke 17:21:  nor will they say ‘ Look, here it is !’ or, ‘ There it is!’ For behold, the kingdom of God is in your midst.”

John 14: 16,17:  I will askt the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; that is the Spirit of Truth, whom the world cannot recieve, because it does not see Him or know Him,  but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you.

Isaiah 61:1-3:  The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, Because the Lord has anointed me To bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And freedom to prisoners; to proclaim the favorable year to the Lord And the day of vengance of our God; to comfort all who mourn in Zion, Giving them  beauty instead of ashes, The oil of gladness instead of mourning, The mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting. So they will be called oaks of righteousness, The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified.

Psalm 119:11: Your Word I have treasured in my heart, that I may not sin against You.

So, when someone asks me How I AM tomorrow, I will remember who I AM in Christ. I am blessed, healed and favored of God! I will nolonger take this question lightly, because I will be answering it with His name!

Be Blessed.                                                                                               

Author: Hopeannfaith

Welcome, I'm Andrea ... HOPEannFAITH ... I write and take pictures as a way of expression. These are gifts given by a loving and indulgent Father, to a headstrong and stubborn daughter, with much to say. A semi-retired social worker/secretary, I now call myself a writer. I've published one internet article and written many blog posts. However, publishing does not make one a writer, anymore than taking a box camera to the park makes one a photographer. What makes one who and what they are? Well God for one ... formed me before the foundations of this world (Psalm 139); and many, many years after putting away my passion for wordsmithing and picture taking He gave it back ... in droves. I am a culmination of my choices and experiences. It is here that my experiences color the world in print and color. It is my goal to reach just one soul a day with love ... encouragement ... understanding or just letting that soul know that they are not alone where they are today. This is about creating ~ all of it. Creating a HOLY and SACRED place where the ugly truth can be healed and the beauty of a moment or a tear can brighten a day for the experience. Why HOPEannFAITH? Hopeannfaith is my inner child, and she is maturing, as she should have done all along. She is learning all about how Faith fulfills Hope. She is learning how to live. HOPEannFAITH ~ the wonder twins all wrapped up in one, me. These are my Journey Journals ~ written and visual. I welcome your company. I welcome your friendships. My Journey is in the light ~ although I have and will share the shadowy corners and the dark ~ so you know that you are never alone there. If we hold hands in the dark, and we walk, side by side, through the shadow, we will reach the Light together. In relationship with one another and with the Light. Blessings.

One thought on “Answering with the Great I AM…

  1. All I can say is WOW! Your revelation has come at the most perfect time for me as I have been experiencing an attack of low self-esteem. But I AM a child of God. I AM a chosen one. I AM full of His grace and love. I AM. and I thank you.

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