like to but. . .
answered, "Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much evil
he has done to Your saints in Jerusalem;"
Ananias is a funny sort.
There he was, going about his business when he heard and encounters Jesus in
a vision. Surprised, yet probably excited, he replies, "Here I
am, Lord!" Like Samuel and the many others before him, he sought
t be obedient. Ananias wants to be faithful and responsive, only what
follows makes him second guess exactly what he had gotten into.
Ananias say here I am, followed by, "are You sure?" Sounds
kinda funny. Sounds kinda like us.
Hear the Good News, as
we seek an experience with Christ, we may
or may not have visions as to what the encounter will be like, but rest
assured that the experience will never be more than you can handle. More
often than not when God calls you, He wants you, not the next person, He
needs you. Listen and be
ready, for God may be calling you today, maybe God's call has been on your
life for quite some time, but hesitation seems more comfortable for
you. Answer God's call and help change the world. Ananias, said
ok, and in fact is quite responsible for great change. "Brother
Saul," he said, the Lord Jesus . . . has sent me . . . that you might
be filled with the Holy Spirit." Yes, I would say quite
responsible for change in the world.
Oh Father, I
say I want to see You, to hear You and to respond to You, yet at times
I second guess myself, I second guess You. Fill me with the confidence
necessary to reach others in Your name.
Big or little, use me, use me to make a difference in Your name.
Thank You Father, for all You
have done in my life and all You will continue to do.