Then Moses said to God, “Indeed, when I come to the children of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they say to me, ‘What is His name?’ what shall I say to them?” And God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM.” And He said, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’ ”
Exodus 3:13-14 NKJV
Like Moses, we can find ourselves afraid to go and tell people about an awesome God that we cannot even fully comprehend – about a God that we are still getting to know more and more each day. It strikes fear into me each week that I prepare to bring messages to the Internet, to the jail, to Bible Study in our house, and to a congregation on Sunday nights, to those I meet in chance encounters that open the door for sharing my testimony.
But that is a good type of fear, a humbling fear that leaves us in awe of an awesome God that would use even us. But He is sending us out, friends. The harvest is ripe, but the laborers are few. He has more for you than just one day getting harvested to eternal life in heaven – He offers you the opportunity to participate in His Kingdom today.
And if they ask, tell them “I AM has sent me to you”, and tell of the testimony of His impact on your life. And tell them that He loves them so much that His Son died on the cross to deliver them, not just from the eventual consequences, but from the chains of those things in their lives that enslave them. He offers freedom and victory that we don’t just claim with our mouths, but we can walk in our lives.
He is merciful enough to take you wherever you are, but awesome enough to not leave you there, to deliver you to a new, abundant life of eternal blessings, of change, of freedom from your captors.