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Even though he didn’t have all the details, even though the situation looked impossible, even though he may have been in danger, Ananias responded to God’s call.
God had reached out and touched Saul, but His work was not complete. God wanted to use His disciple Ananias to finish what He started. God wants to use you and me, just like He called on Ananias:
Be still and quiet before the Lord, and then ask understanding, forgiveness, grace, and love for ISIS members. Pray with an open heart and a receptive spirit that is ready to answer God’s call. Lift up those serving Him to reach Muslims with the good news of Jesus Christ.
We are blessedly assured that God is sovereign, Jesus is victorious, and the Holy Spirit is within us. God’s plan is still in action. He is still redeeming this fallen world and saving the broken and the lost.
Just as He had plans for Saul, God has plans for ISIS members:
Pray that God would bring members of ISIS into the true calling that He has for their lives. Speak over them that God has better plans for them. Pray that He would reveal His good plans for them and cause them to seek Him with all their hearts. Pray that He would give them a new name, just like Saul became known as Paul.
A field worker sat in a mosque surrounded by Muslims praying to Allah. “Why have You not saved these people yet?” he cried to God.
“Why do you think you are here?”
Read the story: Deny Yourself: A Lesson from the Book of Luke.