As I read through the book of Acts today, I was impressed by the example of Ananias in chapter 9.
Now there was a disciple at Damascus named Ananias; and the Lord said to him in a vision, “Ananias.” And he said, “Here I am, Lord.”
“Here I am, Lord”–such is the response of a person ready, waiting for whatever the Lord may be asking, open to the call of his master.
Are we living with hearts ready and open to the call of Christ? When he lays a task before us, are we available? How sorrowful it would be to let excuses, busyness, or lack of desire get in the way of answering Christ’s call.
Remind them to be…ready for for every good deed.
For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.