Stepping out in religion always brings clarification of The Lord God’s plan. When Ananias went to see Saul, he was given further info.
As Saul submitted himself to the ministry of Ananias, he found out more about God’s plan for his life.
I go to use you to bear My name.” Saul had not known that before. ) He knew nothing of what was in store for him till Ananias took that first step of religion. Both men discovered that God Himself selected Saul to be His instrument and that intense suffering would mark his ministry. When Cynthia and I first sensed God directing us to leave California and reposition our ministry, we could barely believe it. Neither space nor time let me describe the things God has shown us since we made the choice to move. But now, as God continues to put the finishing touches on His wonderful portrait, what we see is fully gorgeous. Till we took that primary step of obedience, all we had was, “It’s time to go.” it is superb to me even as I write these words. Surprises always bring about clarification of God’s plan. BTW, the Swindolls have grown deeper in our relationship with the Lord, having trusted Him without first knowing all of the details.
Obeying God drives the roots of your religion much deeper. And that obedience stimulates expansion in each area of life.
Ananias’s obedience to God’s surprising plan let him to witness mystical power. Nobody else in Scripture witnessed the scales unbelievably falling from the ashamed Pharisee’s eyes. When Saul’s sight returned, Ananias’s own eyes were also opened to the superb power of Almighty God to transform a life. Step out on religion, and you may always find solid ground.