Thursday, February 28, 2013

I Am

© Karen Kyle Ericson, all rights reserved.

I've been away from my blog too long.  Sorry!  I have a fun testimony.  I've mentioned before that I worked in business for 30 years, in a cube, with no windows.  Every chance I got at home, I'd draw, shoot photos and paint.  The Lord lead me to all these great art supplies, I bought them over the years. So, today my studio is stocked up : )  I never thought I'd be able to use them this much.  I sure am having fun now.  Thanks be to God for providing the needs I didn't know I needed.  My husband demanded I get a good camera and get going in photography, which I've always loved.  It was his way of thanking me for my hard work.  Doing this blog helps me dig into the Bible and hopefully bless others too. (Plus I get to do more writing, photography and artwork)... yay!

It's so hard to describe God.  He knows our needs before we know we need them.  He's everywhere at once, He knows everything, He's invisible, He's in human form, He's the Holy Spirit.  We're basically three dimensional.  We have one body that gets scratches, bones, a brain, hair, soul and a heart.  We see what is in front of us and know what we learn, we dream, love, cry and laugh.   

When Moses asked God who he should tell Israel He was, God answered, "I am who I am."  God is the great, "I am."  He is indescribable, unpredictable, our Creator, Master, Savior, and Father.  While we sleep in our beds at night, God enjoys a symphony of stars and planets in the Heavens. 

John 14:6-11

So one day Philip asked Jesus to let him see God.
6 Jesus said to him, "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

7 "If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him."

But, Philip didn't want an explanation,"Just show me, that's all I want."
8 Philip said to Him, "Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us."

9 Jesus said to him, "Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, 'Show us the Father'?  10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works.  11 Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves.
So when God took on the form of a man, He was still God. He is the trinity (3 forms, 1 God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit).  There are so many words; He says it best, "I am."

Prophecies about Jesus were written long before He was born.  In Isaiah, there's this wonderful description of His mission.
Isaiah 61:1-3

1 "The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me
Because the Lord has anointed Me
To preach good tidings to the poor;
He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,
To proclaim liberty to the captives,
And the opening of the prison to those who are bound
2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord,
And the day of vengeance of our God;
To comfort all who mourn
3 To console those who mourn in Zion,
To give them beauty for ashes,
The oil of joy for mourning,
The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness;
That they may be called trees of righteousness,
The planting of the Lord, that He may be glorified."

I had this nice little card with all of God's names on it.  It has vanished from my studio.  Maybe God wanted me to just use His Word on this post.  I have Isaiah 61:1-3 in my business plan.  It reminds me of the mission Jesus has for me, so much more than just money.

This is a great song by Mark Schultz  I AM (link).
"I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Matt 28:20


  1. I am like you, very grateful for the Lord who provides stuff before I even know that I have need of them!
    (Notice I started my comment with "I am" ;)
    Your blog posts are a blessing Karen...and I love that you use your creativity to make it so original!
    ~God bless~

  2. Awww thanks! I did notice "I am" very grateful : ) Thanks so much for the encouragement. God bless!