Day Five: Yahweh

Exodus 3:13-14 (NIV) – Moses said to God, “Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?” God said to Moses, “I AM who I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I AM has sent me to you.’”

When the LORD says “I AM who I AM”, the LORD is revealing himself in terms of his presence and his actions. Therefore, just as the LORD refers himself as “I AM the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob,” he is revealing himself as the ‘I AM,’ whose presence will now also be known to the Israelites. Meaning, I AM the LORD who sees you, who hears you, who is concerned for you, who comes to rescue you, who covenants with you, who heals you, and who will be with you!

This is how we are to know the LORD forever, from generation to generation—Yahweh, the “I AM.” For God is forever our deliverer, our healer, our savior!

Today, spend time in worship as you call upon the name of the LORD—Yahweh, the I AM. As you worship, may you be filled with His presence. Worship with the song, There Is Name by Bethel Music.

Prayer: Lord Jesus, we thank you that you are forever to be known as Yahweh, the one who saves us with Your very presence. We pray today for a fresh awakening of love and passion for your kingdom. May your church be blessed today. In Jesus’ name, amen.

– GK


Day Four: Salvation Breakthrough

Exodus 3:9-10 (NLT) – “Look! The cry of the people of Israel has reached me, and I have seen how harshly the Egyptians abuse them. Now go, for I am sending you to Pharaoh. You must lead my people Israel out of Egypt.”

In this passage, the LORD comes to rescue all of Israel, including Moses. Both the Israelites and Moses were stuck in living in a foreign land as either slaves or as a fugitive, and neither could set themselves free. However, when the LORD comes to rescue, His salvation comes with breakthrough from whatever circumstances His people are in. For the LORD saves by His power, shaking the very foundation where our old chains and shackles have been set upon. What are the areas that you currently feel stuck in? May the LORD’s salvation come with His breakthrough power.

Today, spend time praying for the LORD’s breakthrough in the areas where you need to see the LORD’s rescue and power at work.

Prayer:  Lord Jesus, we pray for the Spirit’s empowering in our lives. May your salvation breakthrough shake the very foundation of who we are. Breakdown any chains, habits, strongholds of fears and doubts in our lives. In Jesus’ name we pray, amen.

– GK


Day Three: I will be with you!

Exodus 3:10-12 (NIV) – “So now, go. I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out of Egypt.” But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to Pharaoh and bring the Israelites out of Egypt?” And God said, “I will be with you. And this will be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: When you have brought the people out of Egypt, you will worship God on this mountain.”

When Moses hears the words “I am sending you to Pharaoh,” in his mind he probably thought he was going alone to Pharaoh, and do the saving work alone on behalf of God. How often do we also respond or have thought similarly? The LORD clearly responds to Moses by assuring that he is not being sent alone, for “I will be with you!”

Today, let’s receive the LORD’s assurance that He will be with us, alongside us, next to us, in front of us, behind us, on top of us, underneath us. “I will be with you!” says the LORD. Worship with the song, I Am Not Afraid by Jesus Culture.

Prayer: Lord Jesus, today we receive afresh your words “I will be with you!” Your nearness to us is our good. May we take steps of faith in obedience to your calling. In Jesus’ name, amen.

– GK


Day Two: You Have Seen and Heard

Exodus 3:7-8a (NIV) – The Lord said, “I have indeed seen the misery of my people in Egypt. I have heard them crying out because of their slave drivers, and I am concerned about their suffering. So I have come down to rescue them.’

I have seen. I have heard. I am concerned. I have come down. The language in today’s passage shows that God’s rescue in our lives comes directly from the Lord. Our salvation comes with His very presence. How often must the Israelites have wondered during their misery in Egypt, does the Lord see, does the Lord hear, does the Lord care? How often have we also wondered and thought similar things? As we see in today’s passage, the Israelites are about to experience God’s rescue with His mighty power, thus assuring them that He has indeed seen and heard their cries.

Today, may we be assured that the Lord has indeed heard and seen us in our need, and has come to our rescue. Spend time today praying for specific areas of your life where you need God’s rescue afresh. Worship with the song, “Another in the Fire” by Hillsong.

Prayer: Father, we thank you that you have indeed seen and heard our cries. Your love and care for us is constant, and we pray for your blessing and rescue in all the areas that we are in need—jobs, relationships, health, and ministry. In Jesus’ name, amen.

– GK


Day One: A People of His Presence

John 1:1, 14 (NIV) – In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

The theme of the presence of God is crucial to both the Old and New Testaments, serving in fact as bookends to the Christian Bible. It begins in Genesis 2–3 with the creator of heaven and earth being present in the garden with those he has created in his own image; it concludes with the marvelous pictures of the renewed heaven and earth and the renewal of Eden in Revelation 21:1–22:5, in which John says expressly, “I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb” (21:22 NRSV). Whatever else, the people of Israel understood themselves to be the people of the Presence, the people among whom the eternal God had chosen to dwell on earth. [Gordon Fee]

Today let’s be encouraged that it is God’s very presence that distinguishes us as God’s people!  Spend time today worshipping and inviting God’s presence as you worship with the song, “This We Know” by Kristian Stanfill.

Prayer: Lord we thank you that it is your very presence that distinguishes us as your people. We welcome your presence into every area of our lives today. In Jesus’ name, amen.

– GK