Now there was a disciple in Damascus named Ananias. The Lord said to him in a vision, “Ananias.” He answered, “Here I am, Lord.” The Lord said to him, “Get up and go to the street called Straight, and at the house of Judas look for a man of Tarsus named Saul. At this moment he is praying, and he has seen in a vision a man named Ananias come in and lay his hands on him so that he might regain his sight.”
But Ananias answered, “Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much evil he has done to your saints in Jerusalem; and here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who invoke your name.”
But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is an instrument whom I have chosen to bring my name before Gentiles and kings and before the people of Israel; I myself will show him how much he must suffer for the sake of my name.”
So Ananias went and entered the house. He laid his hands on Saul and said, “Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, who appeared to you on your way here, has sent me so that you may regain your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit.”
I love the faithfulness of Ananias. Ananias was a faithful man. When God called Ananias to lay hands on Saul and pray for him, Ananias questioned God, but then faithfully responded.
Sometimes God calls us to do things we don’t want to do. For Ananias, that meant going and praying for a man he considered an enemy.
What is God calling you to do? Who is God calling you to be? Is God calling you to do something you don’t want to do?
Today, may we face the challenges of life with faithfulness. Praying for those we don’t like, and maybe doing something we don’t want to do!
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