What’s Your Name?

What’s Your Name?

Author: Pastor Kan’Dace L. Brock, Lead Pastor
September 01, 2020

What’s your name?” asked our, then three-year-old daughter, Zoë. If you have spent any time with a toddler, then you know this question had been asked several times a day for the past month. And while Fredricc and I grew exhausted with answering this question, Zoë’s continued level of commitment and enthusiasm shown every time she asked was encouraging. What’s funnier, is that even though she knew our names (both first and parent monikers) and called us by them as she was asking our names, she continued to press her claim.

As I was sitting down to write this devotional, I thought of the conversation Moses had with God in Exodus 3, beginning at verse 13. Moses was tasked with going before the Israelites, and Moses asks God, “Behold, I am going to the sons of Israel, and I will say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you.’ Now they may say to me, ‘What is His name?’ What shall I say to them?” (NASB) Then God tells Moses, “I AM WHO I AM”; and He said, “Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’” (Exodus 3:14, NASB). Moses, I would think, seems confused because as you continue to read in, verse 15, God furthermore, says to Moses, “Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.’ This is My name forever, and this is My memorial name to all generations.” (Exodus 3:15, NASB)

God told Moses to tell the people, “I AM WHO I AM.” In other words, God reminded Moses that He was everything. As you continue to read the story of Moses, you will see that God was everything the children of Israel needed during their 40 years in the desert. Just as God was all things to the children of Israel, God is all things to you today. So when in doubt, remember, before you call on any other name, always remember the name of God.

Food for Thought: God has many names. What name will you call God today? 

“Remember, you serve the great “I AM.”