Pearls of Grace - January 8

January 8

I Am Because He Is

…I am God Almighty; Walk before Me, and be blameless."

Genesis 17:1

God’s pathway doesn’t accept or make allowances for sin. He declares of Himself, "I Am God Almighty". He is not a weak God. He declares His strength for us because He knows our weaknesses. It’s easy to excuse away transgressions when we throw our flesh under the bus of blame. But because we do not serve a weak God we cannot use our weaknesses as an excuse for our behaviors. He is greater than all of our weaknesses and He is stronger than any power we have been overcome by. It is possible to walk blameless before him because He is able to order every step we take. When we acknowledge Who He is then we can surrender to all that He is. Our walk will be determined by this surrender. Anything we hold on to that isn’t pleasing to God then we will find ourselves letting go of the power of who God is. We cannot hold onto the things of the flesh apart from letting go of the things of God.

Blameless living is only found when we stop blaming something or someone for our lifestyle. Taking ownership of who we are will allow us to give ownership of who we are to God. We miss the high roads of living because we dig our heels so deeply into the low roads. We have a Heavenly Father who deals so radically, tenderly and powerfully with us that He will never surrender us to those things that will destroy us in the end. He created us to live holy and blameless because this is where true living is found. Whenever we try and seek to find life upon a different pathway we will only find our search is in vain and utterly disappointing. Who wants to live like this? We really only have two choices before us every day: To live or to die. These are the same choices that have been in place since the very beginning all the way back to Genesis. Live or die?

In every situation, every response demanded of us, each encounter with difficulty, through every valley or storm of life we still will only have two choices to make in the face of each; live or die? When I make the choice to live…to really live, the holy and blameless life He yearns for me to live then the only explanation to the world for my walk will be: I AM BECAUSE HE IS!


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From the moment your eyes open to the last minute of the day, your life is filled with nonstop action. If you aren't careful you can become so overwhelmed in meeting the demands of life that you forget to spend time with your Creator and Sustainer. Our daily devotionals for women are written specifically for women in all walks and stages of life. Daily quiet time will change the outlook of your day and give you the inspiration you need from God's refreshing Word. Womens' devotionals  are the best way to start the day encouraged. Our devotionals for women will help you draw closer to God through studying His truths in the Bible and applying it to your daily walk of faith.