Posted by: peebles | January 8, 2013

Acts 9:10 (KJV) ~ “And there was a certain disciple at Damascus , named Ananias; and to him said the Lord in a vision, ‘Ananias.’ And he said, ‘Behold, I am here, Lord.’”

Just a simple disciple of the Lord, a man who was ready at any given moment to do God’s will. Ananias received a vision from the Lord, one in which God spoke to him and said, “Ananias,” to which he replied, “Behold, I am here Lord,” or as one translation says, “Yes, Lord.”

The Scout Motto is, “Be prepared”. Semper Paratus is Latin for, “Always ready”. Ananias was prepared and always ready to do the will of the Lord. When God called him to do a certain work, He gave him direction on where to go, to whom to minister when he got there, and what to do. Every step of the way, God knew Ananias was faithful, and he was someone that would be willing to obey His leading. As a result, Saul was healed of blindness, he was baptized in the Holy Spirit, and commissioned for the work to which God had called him. Ananias was a willing instrument for the Lord to use for His glory.

My friend, God is looking for a people who will respond when He calls to them to do His will, a people who will be prepared, and always ready to say, “Behold, I am here Lord, what would you have me do for you today.”

God bless you my friend, Matthew.


  1. You are an inspiration. Thank you for writing these.

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