Topic: Acts 9:13, 14
Act 9:13, 14 Then Ananias answered, Lord, I have heard by many of this man, how much evil he hath done to thy saints at Jerusalem:
And here he hath authority from the chief priests to bind all that call on thy name.
Ananias had heard the terrible things that Saul had done to all the Believers of Jesus. People were afraid because of all that was spoken about Saul in fear; fear breeds fear. But Ananias believed GOD more than MAN! Knowing God, Ananias knew that God would protect him in this assignment...why would God give Ananias a job without giving him the ways, means, and protection to fulfill it? What would have happen if Ananias HADN'T obeyed God? This one man could have changed the whole Bible...for the rejection of the 'assignment' from God would have slowed the process of the New Testament coming to us being that Saul/Paul would be the one who would eventually write it.
When God gives me an assignment, He will also provide me with ALL I need (including NO FEAR) to complete it! I will trust in Him and obey what He tells me to do, knowing that no power in heaven or earth can stop God's plans. If I reject His jobs, He will find someone else to do it. I am just His vessel...and His plans will come about with or without me. Fear or no fear, I must listen to God and NOT man!
Father, I pray for not only BIG ears to hear You, but for a heart of obedience! I desire You to use me, Lord. Put in me, Lord, Your boldness and desires to complete the jobs you give me...and the FIRST time!