Monday, June 6, 2011


God said to Moses, "...This is what you are to say to the Israelites: 'I AM has sent me to you...This is my name forever, the name you shall call me from generation to generation.'" Exodus 3:14,15 (NIV)
There is so much power in the name of God, "I AM!"

The very words are timeless because God existed before time!

It's hard for us to wrap our minds around it, but the same God who lovingly created you and I, also created time.

Revelations 1:8 says,“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.” (NIV)

Let that sink in for a moment.
When a problem seems too huge for you to handle, remember that you have God, who is Greater then time itself, on YOUR side!

Now that'll preach! (For all you reading this who aren't from Alabama, that means "That's a good point!")

Okay, lets get back to the conversation between Moses and I AM.

What was God asking Moses to do when He revealed His name to him?

God appeared to Moses, speaking to him through a burning bush.
He told Moses to go to the Israelites and tell them that God was going to deliver them from the Egyptians who enslaved them.

So, was Moses some high priest or well respected orator to the Israelites?


Moses had fled Egypt after killing an Egyptian man. 
The Pharaoh heard about this and wanted to kill him.

Moses was simply herding sheep for his father in law when God appeared to him.
In addition to being an ex con and a sheep herder, Moses also had slow speech.

He stuttered!

Exodus 3:13 tells us,"Moses felt inadequate to deliver such a message from God Almighty so he asked God, 'Suppose I go to the Israelites and say to them, The God of your fathers has sent me to you, and they ask me, ‘What is his name?’ Then what shall I tell them?'"(NIV)

That is when God answered, "I AM" sends you!

God saw in Moses something that man cannot see.
He saw his destiny!

God was telling this stuttering fugitive shepherd to go and deliver an entire nation of people who were being held captive.

Even though Moses protested and asked God to send someone else, he finally obeyed.

Despite his fear, his past, and his short comings, I AM used Moses to deliver His people from slavery.

All that was required from Moses was obedience.

He trusted that it was God, I AM, who sent him.

A man who had murdered, who had fled the government, who's most useful skill was watching sheep, who could hardly speak, obeyed I AM.

Moses answered the calling on His life and lived out his destiny, changing the coarse of human kind in the process.

What is God asking you to do today?

Are you a simple man or woman without much higher education?
Are you gay, or a lesbian, or transgendered and think surely God wouldn't choose to send you?
Do you get nervous speaking in front of people?
Do you have a past that's sprinkled with bad decisions and actions you regret?
Are you simply too ordinary for God to use?

If God can use Moses, He will use you!

No matter what you think is holding you back, when those voices start telling you that,"God can't use you; God doesn't love you; God would never choose to send you" remind those voices who it is that IS Sending You!

"I AM" sends you!

There is a world that is dying, that is lost in absolute despair, that is broken from circumstances beyond their control and they need a close and real encounter with a close and real God.
Who will show them God?

"I AM" sends you!

There is an LGBT community who feels shunned from the Body of Christ.  
They need to hear and see that there are true Christians, straight and gay, who act like Jesus and carry a true message of Hope.
Who will bring them the Good News?

"I AM" sends you!

There are hospitals filled with the sick and homeless missions packed with the hungry.  
There are gutters where the forgotten souls of our society try to find sleep, peace, and healing.  
There are crowded bars and darkened back rooms where people try to quench their pain with drinking, or drugs, or sex.  

Instead of judgment, they need the unconditional love of Jesus.
Who will reach them with Christ's love?

"I AM" sends you!

God has forgotten No One and He Loves Every Soul!

Is He calling you now?
Has He been dealing with you about reaching out to those around you?
Those who may seem unreachable?

When circumstances make it look impossible for you to follow His calling, and a voice in your mind mocks you saying, "Who do you think you are to try and deliver these people from the slavery of sin, addiction, and oppression?"; declare with all that you have within you:


Like Moses, all that is required of you is obedience.
Do what God is calling you to do.
Share with others what God is doing in your life.

God has a purpose and a plan for you.
He has a destiny for your life!
Only YOU can live out that destiny.

Consider this blog post your Burning Bush!  

"I AM" sends you!

Trust in God and Rely on Him in Faith.

He will take the things that hold you back and make them vital parts of your testimony that will reach others.

I look forward to hearing from you about the ways God is using you.

As always remember:

I AM Loves You!
I AM Created You!
I AM Accepts You!

Until next time,