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Who am I? by Ron Witbeck, Resurrection Life Church, Big Rapids

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Have we ever asked ourselves this question? There may have been times when someone was in pain, in need, suffered a loss, or lost the will to live. We then perhaps heard the small voice of the Holy Spirit saying “reach out to them”, did we answer with “Who am I”?

If you are a child of God, choosing Jesus as our Lord and Savior, then we have everything we need to reach out and let the Holy Spirit guide us! We will more than likely hear two voices, one of encouragement and the other of fear and doubt. Which are we going to listen to? The Voice that tells us to reach out and if prayer is needed, it will be provided!


Jesus tells us in John 10:10,

The thief only comes to steal, kill and destroy. I have come so that they may have life and have it abundantly.

‘Who am I’? At this point we can speak the truth in someone’s life or we can lift them up to see the abundance of God’s love.

Jesus had a job description and as children of God it is for us too. Luke 4:18,

“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me,

Because he anointed me

To preach the gospel to the poor;

He sent me to heal broken hearts,

Proclaim freedom to the captives

And the restoration of sight to the blind,

To set free those who are oppressed; »

So now, by realizing who we are, we can help others realize that there is a better life for them. The devil, with the help of others, may have spoken lies while holding them in bondage,

Recently, Diana and I traveled to North Carolina on route to I-77, West Virginia, where we went through two tunnels. They may be scary for some, but their accuracy must be safer and faster than crossing mountains.

Life can sometimes feel like a dark tunnel. Some may not see the opening at the other end, they only need to believe that it will come out the other side of the mountain. The devil likes to stay the course on the mountain and its difficulties!

‘Who am I’? We may just be that tunnel for others who need to take them through their mountain instead of a tunnel with no opening.

– Ron Witbeck is associate pastor at Resurrection Life Church in Big Rapids.