Enough for us.
“… I am God Almighty. Live in My presence and be blameless” (Genesis 17:1). These were the words God spoke to Abram, right before they entered into a covenant, and God changed Abram’s name to Abraham.
The statement: “I am God Almighty” continues to stand true today. We serve God Almighty, and He desires a relationship with each of us. He wants us to live in His presence. However, as I’m sure you know, it’s impossibly difficult, if not impossible, to “be blameless.” Personally, it feels as though I am in a constant state of failure: Consistently failing God, failing others, and failing ourselves.
Yet, God continues to extend the same commands and covenant to us, however, our covenant comes with an invitation.
Our covenant says:
“I am the bread of life… No one who comes to Me will ever be hungry, and no one who believes in Me will ever be thirsty again” (John 6:35).
“I am the light of the world. Anyone who follows Me will never walk in the darkness but will have the light of life” (John 8:12).
“…I am the door of the sheep… I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved and will come in and go out and find pasture” (John 10:7, 9).
“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for his sheep… I am the good shepherd. I know My own sheep, and they know Me, as the Father knows Me, and I know the Father. I lay down My life for the sheep” (John 10:11, 14).
“…I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in Me, even if he dies, will live” (John 11:25).
“…I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me” (John 14:6).
“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vineyard keeper” (John 15:1).
Our covenant comes from God Almighty, but our invitation comes from Jesus. He says, I am enough for you. He invites us in as we are: hurt, wounded, scared, angry, selfish, addicted, labeled, hard to love, bitter, resentful, skeptic, and every other label we can fall under. He asks: Will you accept Me as I AM - God, so I can accept you as you are, flaws and all. The Great I AM is enough for us. The Great I AM desires relationship with each of us. He sees us. He knows us, deeply, even more than we know ourselves. And, He continues to love us, as we are.
If you don't know Jesus but are curious, please do reach out. There's an invitation waiting for you, regardless of your past, present, or future.