Then Ananias answered, “Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much harm he has done to Your saints in Jerusalem. And here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who call on Your name.”
Is there anything God wants you to do that you really don’t want to do? Perhaps you think it’s a really bad idea.
This is the quandary Ananias finds himself in.
God instructs him to visit Saul of Tarsus and pray over him.
Ananias has heard of Saul and is not thrilled at the prospect of meeting public enemy #1.
I have found myself in a similar situation a few times.
When you don’t do what God directs, you quench the Spirit.
I’m guilty of this also.
However, I’m glad Ananias is not guilty of this.
His God-led prayer over Saul helped to create the chief theologian and author of the New Testament.
Without his gift of teaching, we would not know the words “Do not quench the Spirit.” 1 Thess 5:19
The Spirit led someone to present the Gospel to Dwight Moody.
The Spirit led someone else to give the Gospel to Billy Graham.
It makes you wonder what fruit you will produce by the Spirit leading you!
Let’s all pray that we obey the spirit when it comes to bringing the gospel to others. I can’t wait till I’m in heaven to see how my actions and unfortunately inactions will affect those in the future.