Small Acts of Obedience


I was very much honored when +James Tamara asked me to write a post for his blog. I know that whatever brought him into my path me (or me into his) and this idea had only to be from God. This is how God connects His children, he brings us into each other’s paths so that we may aid one another in our walks and fulfillment of His purpose in our lives.

I’m reminded today of Ananias, who by his act of obedience to the Lord was part of Paul’s conversion. He was commanded by the Lord, to go to Saul of Tarsus and restore his sight after the Lord appeared to him on the road to Damascus. Ananias played a small part, but he is part of the story and led to Paul as part of the fulfillment of his destiny.  (see Acts 9:10-19)

I am no way comparing myself or James to Paul, we can only hope to serve in a manner that is pleasing to the Lord. More to the point I’m focusing on Ananias, his call was for a small action, to go Paul and through the Holy Spirit return his sight. Ananias knew that Paul was chosen by the Lord to bring the gospel to the Gentiles and did as the Lord commanded so that it could come to past.

The call to aid a follower believer in this scenario was clear, but most often it’s not. Sometimes it’s just a feeling stirring inside you that you should do something, or talk to someone in particular. Often, at least in my experience, this stirring is accompanied by fear or doubt. This was the case with Ananias as well (Acts 9:13). But faith in God means setting aside those fears and doubts to serve His call in obedience for the big and small. We don’t usually get the benefit of hearing directly from God what our obedience will bring about like Ananias did, but have no doubt that even your smallest acts of obedience can forth amazing results!

I choose to write on this topic not because of James asking me to post something, but because when he made the offer I felt the Holy Spirit move. This was not the first offer I had, but the first one I knew God had blessed. I do not know for what purpose He wanted me to write on this topic or on this page but I am trusting God’s plan because His vision is bigger than mine.  
       I want to thank you all for reading, and James for contacting me. I hope this a blessing to someone. If you would like to read more by myself I have a blog that I post more of this type of subject matter on: www.jennthorn.blogspot.com and I have also published my first book which can be located at: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JXNCPIU. Again thank you, and may God bless you always
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