“I am the LORD your God,
who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.”
~ Exodus 20:2 ~
This verse keeps calling out to me, “Look, Maria, see how good the LORD is to you! He sought you out and found you. He pulled you out of the pit and placed you on solid ground. He “brought you out of the land of Egypt”—that place where sin abounded and you were perishing; and “out of the house of bondage”—where you were held captive and dying; where you thought that no one would ever find and rescue you.”
“I am the LORD your God,” is the place of security, strength, peace, joy, love, rest, provision, and so much more; better still, is that “I am” is with me and for me; I am His and He is mine.
When Jesus said to me, “I am the LORD your God,” it was the beginning of a new life. “You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing your praises and not be silent. LORD my God, I will praise you forever” (Psalm 30:11-12).
There is no lack, no want, when “The LORD is my shepherd” (Psalm 23:1).
You say us to, “Trust in the Lord, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness” (Psalm 37:3); truly, there is no better place for us to live. You make us whole, give us instruction, guide us with Your eye, and seek us out—day in and day out; You keep us company in the night.
Give us ears to hear what the Spirit says to us, so that we can grow in our relationship with You, and live in the abundance of life that Jesus promised us.
Dear Jesus, Your name is exalted and is above every name, so that “every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:10-11). You are precious to us, Lord. Amen.