Acts 9:11-16 - by Darin Chin

DESIRING GOD: Reading Gods Word - Acts 9:11-16

The Lord told him, “Go to the house of Judas on Straight Street and ask for a man from Tarsus named Saul, for he is praying. In a vision he has seen a man named Ananias come and place his hands on him to restore his sight.” “Lord,” Ananias answered, “I have heard many reports about this man and all the harm he has done to your holy people in Jerusalem. And he has come here with authority from the chief priests to arrest all who call on your name.” But the Lord said to Ananias, “Go! This man is my chosen instrument to proclaim my name to the Gentiles and their kings and to the people of Israel. I will show him how much he must suffer for my name.”

These verses continue to tie into the verses from yesterday of things changing suddenly, things not making sense and all things working for our “good” even if that good requires suffering as Saul turned Paul would experience. However other elements are added and that is fear, faith and courage. Ananias when called to heal Saul was afraid. Yet he still obeyed. It took faith resulting in courage to overcome his fear. His faith and courage led to obedience which would result in changing the world. Did you know your one act of faith, courage and obedience to the Lord can change the world? It can. Now go and change the world!

Isaiah 55:8-9 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.