3 MAY 2018 -Acts 9:15-16 (NIV)

3 MAY 2018 -Acts 9:15-16 (NIV)

Scripture

15 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. 16 I will show him how much he must suffer for my name.”

Reflection

These verses come from the story of Paul’s conversion. A persecutor of Christianity, he was on his way to the city of Damascus to arrest Christians but when he encountered Christ; he left the meeting blind. Ananias was directed by God to go and find Paul then pray for him to receive his sight. Imagine what you and I might do with a calling like Paul’s, “I will show him how much he must suffer for my name” Isaiah was told that God was sending him to preach to a people who would not receive him or listen to him. (Isaiah 6:9-13). Would you answer, “Yes” to a difficult call? Would you serve without being served? (Ps. Dale).

Thoughts for the day

  • What does this passage tell us about Jesus and people?
  • What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
  • What is one way you can apply this truth to your life today?
  • Who can you encourage with this story/message?

Prayer

Take a moment to pray for one person on your mind Pray for your relationship with them; for their situation; for God to be near to them.

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Con Loggenberg - Discipleship Director
Con Loggenberg is the Discipleship Director at Shanghai Community Fellowship (SCF) and a graduate of University of Pretoria, South Africa and South African Theological Seminary. He and his Texan wife, and twin boys live in Shanghai, China.