Sometimes God asks us to do what we perceive as crazy, radical, even scary. When we are standing down here on little, bitty Earth it’s hard to remember that God is painting a much bigger picture than just our tiny mind can comprehend.
Look at Ananias. God told him to go and pray over Saul. Big deal, right? Well, it was a huge deal. At the time Saul was killing every single Christian that he came across, and Ananias knew it.
But Ananias went. He was faithful. I’m certain he was scared, but his love for God was bigger. If you keep reading you will see that Saul was healed and became one of Jesus’ biggest fans. He went on to write a huge chunk of the New Testament.
So thank you God for people like Ananias who are scared but still walk by faith. Thank you for people who ask, “Are you sure, God?” – but then they go. They go and do what you’ve asked because they trust you and know that there is a much bigger picture than just their own tiny world.
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. – Acts 9:15