What If? Answers about God

By on August 15, 2017

As women we like all the answers. Maybe it’s in our DNA. We feel like we should know everything. With all the responsibilities we have as women, it’s no wonder we think we NEED all the answers. This includes needing all the answers about God. We want all our answers about God to come in a nice neat box. Well it might come as a surprise—God doesn’t fit in a box. In fact quite the opposite . . . God is Big and no matter how much we know about God we can never know the vastness of Him.

When I think of someone wanting to know about the answer I think of Moses. He was a man just like us. When God called upon him for a huge assignment, the first thing Moses did was jump into question mode saying, “‘Who am I, that I should go to Pharaoh, and that I should bring the sons of Israel out of Egypt?’ . . . Now they may say to me, ‘What is His name?’ What shall I say to them?’” Exodus 3:11,13).  What Moses asked was who am I to tell Israel who You are? God’s answer was simple—I AM WHO I AM. What was God really saying to Moses?

God told Moses that His name was Ineffable (Indescribable, Inexpressible, Indefinable). In biblical times, a name meant everything. A name described who they were, their nature and character. For example, just before God gave Abraham and Sarah, Isaac, the long awaited promised child, God said, “No longer shall your name be called Abram, but your name shall be Abraham; For I will make you the father of a multitude of nations” (Genesis 17:5). God changed Abram’s name to Abraham. The name Abram means exalted father and Abraham means father of a multitude. God wanted this man’s name to be a reflection of who God had created him to be.

When God told Moses to tell Israel He was I AM WHO I AM, God was giving Moses insight into who He was. For someone like you and me who want all the answers an indescribable, indefinable God does not fit into our box! But the more I have come to know this inexpressible God the more I find comfort in the fact that I cannot explain Him.

If I could explain God then why would I need or even want Him. I want a God who is bigger than anything my mind can conjure up. I need a God who is able to fix the unfixable, save the unsaveable, and solve the unsolvable. I am so thankful for a God who cannot be compared to a man-made solution or object.

As a Bible teacher, I am the one who should have all the answers; yet, I find comfort in the fact that I don’t. I actually get a smile on my face when I say, “I don’t know” to those unanswerable questions. If we could answer all the questions . . . then why would we need the great I AM?

I pray that you will get to know the I AM WHO I AM who will marvel you in the extraordinary and the ordinary. He will part your Red Seas, and calm your storms. He will raise a dead marriage and save a rebellious child. He provides when there is no provision. He turns the heads of kings and provides for the orphan. In whatever crisis you find yourself the I AM WHO I Am is the solution.

 

~By Marta Greenman

**Marta founded Words of Grace & Truth, a ministry devoted to teaching God’s Word to the nations, and teaching others to do the same through the curriculum God birth’s through this teaching ministry. Her first study Bound To Be Free was published the same year. She has two additional studies Leaders, Nations, and ACTs420NOW. She is a gifted teacher, speaker, and her latest project is a radio program entitled Under God. 

 

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What If? Answers about God