One of the most intriguing moments in the story of the Exodus is when God identifies himself to Moses as “I AM.” Much ink has been spilled on the significance of this name. While there is certainly much to be gleaned from God’s choice of names in this passage, this devotional from Words of Hope suggests a simple lesson to draw:
Some people have suggested that this name is not meant to be cryptic but serves as a reminder to live in the present. Jesus told us that being anxious about tomorrow is futile, since tomorrow has enough worries of its own. […]
God continues to stress the importance of living in the present because doing so displays our complete trust in him as our provider. When you say “give us this day,” trust God enough to not need to know exactly what tomorrow holds. When you awake each morning, believe that you will have all you need to make it through that particular day.
Christians spend a lot of time praying and pondering God’s will and future plans for us. But have you also learned to listen for God’s guidance right now, today? God promises to lead us not only into the unknown future, but through our daily trials and struggles. Do you trust God to provide for you today?