There is this thing God did - Nature and Spirit. God made us in His image yet embodied us from within with a Spirit. Then, there is nature which as humans means he gave us a body meaning to live in this world, we will need physical things to nurture it. God created the heavens and the earth and all that is contained in it. Nature as it was created by Him serves so many purposes:
One purpose is to bring us into His glorious presence allowing for our healing, assurance, and peace. Another, we can allow nature to teach us about the movement, sovereignty, and sufficiency of God in our lives. Third, all of creation can teach us in seasons of sorrow that time is not standing still – that life will continue its cycle. Finally, being present in nature teaches us how precious time is, and that all we really have is “right now”.
Truly understanding nature and spirit can nudge us to loosen our grip on things and people. It can push us quicker toward forgiveness and mercy.
When you think of your life and any circumstance you may be in today, remember the sufficiency and sovereignty of God as the great I am. He reminds us of this nine times in the Book of John alone.
The Great "I AM"
· “I am the bread of life”
· “I am the light of the world”
· “I am the door”
· “I am the good shepherd”
· “I am the resurrection and the life”
· “I am the way and the truth and the life”
· “I am the true vine”
· “I tell you the truth,” Jesus says, “before Abraham was born, I am!”
· and finally…
· in the Garden of Gethsemane. When the mob came to arrest Jesus, He asked them whom they sought. They said, “Jesus of Nazareth,” and Jesus replied, “I am he” (John 18:4–5). Then something strange happened: “When Jesus said, ‘I am he,’ they drew back and fell to the ground”
May you access in your life - in this moment - power from the Lord God - the Great I Am