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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

the great I Am.

Life has been busy, good, wonderful, overwhelming, full of life, draining, and everything in between lately. Thankful for my wonderful husband (of almost one year, Sunday--don't worry, there will be a super sappy emotional post this weekend) for walking through the chaos with me.

I started grad school in August and it has been SUCH an amazing experience so far. I love my classes. I have loved my teachers and the groups of people I've met and I LOVE WHAT I AM LEARNING ABOUT!  My bible classes were always my favorite in college, but I guess it never donned on me that I yearned to learn more about the bible (crazy, huh haha).

Monday night (my weekly class) we walked through the book of John and talked through all of the statements that Jesus uses "I Am ____" and discussed what each of those statements was and just talked about WHO Jesus IS! It was so life-giving and SO eye-opening. It made me want to go see Jesus TODAY and just be with Him and learn and ask questions and sit in His almighty presence.  Needless to say, I left class beaming and couldn't wait to tell Andrew all about it.

4:26: I am the Messiah
6:35: I am the Bread of Life
8:12: I am the Light of the world
8:21-28: I am the Son of Man
8:56-58: I AM
10:1-18: I am the Gate
10:14: I am the Good Shepherd
11:25: I am the Resurrection and the Life
14:6: I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life
15:1: I am the Vine
18:1: I AM

I think just it's the most beautiful picture of Jesus! Looking to Him as our light, guidance, sustenance, savior, protector, sacrifice, path, connection to God, AH EVERYTHING!!! He is everything!!!!!

I want to be close, close to Your side 
So Heaven is real and death is a lie 
I want to hear voices of angels above 
Singing as one 

Hallelujah, Holy, Holy 
God Almighty, the Great I Am 
who is worthy, none beside Thee 
God Almighty, the Great I Am 

I want to be near, near to Your heart 
Loving the world and hating the dark 
I want to see dry bones living again 
Singing as one 

Hallelujah, Holy, Holy 
God Almighty, the Great I Am 
who is worthy, none beside Thee 
God Almighty, the Great I Am 

The mountains shake before You 
The demons run in fear 
At the mention of the name, King Of Majesty 
There is no power in hell 
or any who can stand 
before the power and the 
Presence of the Great I Am