Praise God – Jesus is the Great I AM of the World


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Thanking and praising God for giving us the truth we need in and through Jesus, the Good Shepherd, the Alpha and Omega, the Messiah, the Great I AM. #greatIAM #Jesus #Faith #Prayer #BibleStudy #CountingMyBlessings #WWGGG

I hate chaos and confusion. So, I have to admit this has been a hard year for me. It’s been a time when mixed messages have been used to mislead and manipulate . . . and I have found myself feeling discouraged and disheartened.

The source of chaos and confusion is the enemy of our souls.

Jesus said…

When he [the devil] lies, it is consistent with his character; for he is a liar and the father of lies.

John 8:44

Jesus referred to Himself as “the Way, the Truth, and the Life.”

When Pilate asked Jesus if He was a king. He replied…

“You say I am a king. Actually, I was born and came into the world to testify to the truth. All who love the truth recognize that what I say is true.”

John 18:37

And He prayed…

Make them holy by Your truth; teach them Your word, which is truth.

John 17:17

And Paul wrote to Timothy…

Remain faithful to the things you have been taught. You know they are true, for you know you can trust those who taught you. You have been taught the holy Scriptures from childhood, and they have given you the wisdom to receive the salvation that comes by trusting in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true…

2 Timothy 3:14–16a

That’s why I love reading Scripture. It teaches me what is true. And from beginning to end the truth of Scripture points to Jesus, the Messiah – our Lord and Savior.

I’m praying the TRUTH about Jesus . . . the One who sets us free and gives us the strength to follow anywhere He leads. The One who has always been and will be forever. The Great “I AM” Lord of all creation.

Will you join me as I offer a prayer of thanks and praise?

Praise God – Jesus is
the Great I AM of the World

Thanking and praising God for giving us the truth we need in and through Jesus, the Good Shepherd, the Alpha and Omega, the Messiah, the Great I AM. #greatIAM #Jesus #Faith #Prayer #BibleStudy #CountingMyBlessings #WWGGG

The One Who Sets Us Free

Jesus replied, “I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave of sin. A slave is not a permanent member of the family, but a son is part of the family forever. So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free.

John 8:34–36

Father, thank you for Jesus, the One who set me free by breaking the power of sin, death, and the influence of the enemy’s lies. You said through the prophet Isaiah, “I, the Lord, made you, and I will not forget you. I have swept away your sins like a cloud. I have scattered your offenses like the morning mist. Oh, return to me, for I have paid the price to set you free.” (Isaiah 44:22b–23) Jesus suffered my punishment and paid the price to set me free so I might become the person You created me to be.

Please help me keep my heart and mind focused on Jesus, whose life, death, and resurrection makes it possible for me to be a forever member of Your family. I am overwhelmed by Your love, Jesus’ love, and the Holy Spirit’s loving presence, guidance, and help. Thank you!

The Good Shepherd

The Lord is my shepherd;
    I have all that I need.

He lets me rest in green meadows;
    he leads me beside peaceful streams.
He renews my strength.
He guides me along right paths,
    bringing honor to His name.

Psalm 23:1–3

Lord, thank you for being my Shepherd . . . for supplying everything I need. Thank you for giving me peace and strength when life feels overwhelming. Thank you for guiding me along a life path that You have planned for my good and Your glory. Please help me focus on You and follow You wherever You lead me with a joy-filled grateful heart.

I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd sacrifices His life for the sheep. 

John 10:11

Lord Jesus, how awesome Your love is. You willingly gave Your life to save mine. You watch over me. You would even “leave the ninety-nine others on the hills [to] go out to search for the one that is lost?” (Matthew 18:12) You searched for me! Thank you! By Your grace, may I trust and obey You in all I do and say. May I focus my heart and mind on Your truth, trusting You to give me everything I need each day.

The Alpha and Omega

Grace and peace to you from the One who is and was and is coming, and from the seven spirits before His throne, and from Jesus Christ. Jesus is the faithful witness, the first among those raised from the dead. He is the ruler of the kings of the earth.

The Lord God says, “I am the Alpha and the Omega. I am the One who is and was and is coming. I am the Almighty.”

Revelations 1:4–5,8

Lord, You are the Alpha and Omega. I have always loved this promise. Each time I read it or the Spirit brings it to mind I am flooded with peace. What a beautiful thing it is to know You have always been and You always will be. You were El Shaddai before creation, You have been Almighty God throughout all of history, You are all-powerful in every present situation, and You will reign as God Almighty forever and always.

“Listen! I am coming soon! 

I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.

Revelation 22:12a,13

Lord Jesus, please give me everything I need each day to be fully prepared for Your return. My heart’s desire is to “seek first” You and Your Kingdom, to trust and obey You in all things, and to love You with all my heart, soul, mind, and strength.

It overwhelms me that through faith, by grace, I am promised a glorious future with You that lasts for all eternity. You are my Lord and Savior. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

The Great “I AM”

The woman said, “I know the Messiah is coming—the one who is called Christ. When He comes, He will explain everything to us.”

Then Jesus told her, “I AM the Messiah!

John 4:25–26

Father, thank you for sending Jesus, the Messiah, to save us. He is my Savior who left the glory of heaven to live the perfect life I am unable to live, to suffer the punishment I deserve and give me an eternal future I don’t. Jesus came to save me . . . like the woman here, He meets me at my well of failures and offers me grace and mercy. I thank and praise You for loving me and giving me what my soul needs most.

Jesus answered, “I tell you the truth, before Abraham was even born, I AM!” 

John 8:58

Father, thank you for Jesus, the Word made flesh who came to make His home among us. (John 1:1, 14) Jesus made it possible for us to see You, Father. (John 14:9) He showed us Your care and compassion. He proclaimed the future full of purpose and hope You want for us. He showed us Your love.

Today, I surrender my life to You. Please help me be a living witness of Your grace, mercy, and love. Please help me love like Jesus and live every moment of my life for Your glory. Amen.

Thanking and praising God for giving us the truth we need in and through Jesus, the Good Shepherd, the Alpha and Omega, the Messiah, the Great I AM. #greatIAM #Jesus #Faith #Prayer #BibleStudy #CountingMyBlessings #WWGGG

If, like me, you’re struggling with the world’s message that feels both chaotic and confusing . . . join me in turning your focus from the noise of mixed messages to the Word of Truth, the Word made flesh, the Great I AM.

Because of His great love for you and me, He came to set us free from sin and its consequences. He came to show us God, the Father, and tell us that He is the Messiah, the Great I AM, to make it possible for us to have an eternal future with Him in heaven.

He is our source of peace today and hope for the future. So, pause often today to thank God for His gracious and awesome gift of love.

God be with you and bless you!

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  1. So excited about your devotional book, Deb, and looking forward to reading it soon! Yes, I hate confusion and chaos, but with Jesus, I can find the peace I’m searching for.

    1. Thank you so much, Martha! I so appreciate your kind and faithful encouragement. God be with you!

  2. Janet Harman says:

    Hello, Miss Deb!
    I’m so glad that the Holy Spirit caused me to stop, read, and then subscribe to your blog when I was on Pinterest! We are about the same age, with similar concerns, and I like to get your perspective, as from a trusted girlfriend. During this time of chaos, confusion and frustration, I too find the Word to be a balm for my soul and I turn to it often. I’m looking forward to starting the new year off with your 52-week Devo. Thank you for taking the time to create it and share it with us.
    Let your light shine!

    1. I am so glad you visited, Janet! Thanks so much! Thanks too for taking the time to say “hello.” I pray that God will continually surround you with His loving presence and fill you with His peace, hope, and love. God bless you!

  3. Blessings for the success of your new devotional! Can’t wait to get my copy! Thank you for always giving my heart a lift with words of hope to hold on to in this tangled up world we are living in. I treasure the guidance, love and faith, strength and courage, that I glean from your posts. Your words and prayers always inspire me to grow and mature in my relationship with our Heavenly Father. Thank you for being such a guiding light in your work and ministry for the Lord. You are an inspiration and a mentor for sooo many of us! You are such a blessing to me!

    1. Thank you so much, Kathy! You made my day! I feel so blessed to be able to do this every day. I love sharing the ways God has and continues to work in my life. I really do want everyone to know His life-changing love and power to make all things new! God bless you!

  4. Tracy Dickerson says:

    Hello, I wanted to say that although I don’t always take the time to read the devotional that you send on a daily basis I am truly grateful for there accessibility for the times that I do stop and take inventory/time.
    The message today was very much on point and touched a cord in me that needed to be touched. Thank you for being a daily blessing of encouragement of hope, mercy and God’s love.

    Have a blessed thanksgiving holiday

    1. Tracy, thanks so much for visiting and for your kindness. I am so glad you were blessed by your visit. May God be with you and bless you with His love and favor.

  5. Cheri Mello says:

    GREAT prayers ????????????????????????♥️Thank YOU ????????????????????????Your BLOG IS WONDERFUL!!! G-d♥️Bless????

    1. Thanks so much for your wonderful encouragement. I so appreciate your kindness. God bless you!

  6. Meme Signor says:

    Good morning! I love your words and devotions. Today I ask for prayers for our 15 yo daughter. She has been feeling depressed, having a hard time eating. Thankfully, she communicates with me and my husband. I pray she falls upon God. And asks for His guidance and support. Tells of her weaknesses and vulnerabilities. If you have verses or books in the Bible you recommend, I would appreciate those. Thank you for your CMB.

    1. Hi Meme, Thank you so much for visiting! I am praying for your daughter. This is such a hard time for teens as they feel isolated from their friends. I am praising God for her willingness to talk with you about her struggle. A book I am currently reading and praying is Fervent by Priscilla Shirer. She is so clear about how the enemy works to attack our mental health and provides specific verses to encourage and adds ways to pray. I love it! May God be with you all and fill you with His peace and hope. God bless you!