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

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


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.”


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?


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 is a native South African and the Discipleship Director at Shanghai Community Fellowship (SCF). He holds a B.Sc. degree and a B.Sc. (Hons) degree in Quantity Surveying, a B.Th. (Hons) degree in Theology and an M.Th. degree in Theology. He and his Texan wife, twin boys and daughter live in Shanghai, China.