While there are many great works we can read in Acts, one of my favorites is about the conversion of
. We find Lydia in Acts 16:11-15, 40 and Philippians 4:10-11 (implied). In the 16th chapter of Acts, Paul set out to speak the message of Christ in Lydia Asia but the Holy Spirit had another idea (v. 6). During the night, Paul saw a vision to go to (v. 10). He set sail and went to Macedonia Philippi, a Roman colony, which was the leading city of that district (v. 12). Here is what happened in the following verses: “On the Sabbath day we went outside the city gate by the river, where we thought there was a place of prayer. We sat down and spoke to the women gathered there. A woman named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth from the city of , who worshiped God, was listening. The Lord opened her heart to pay attention to what was spoken by Paul. After she and her household were baptized, she urged us, ‘If you consider me a believer in the Lord, come and stay at my house.’ And she persuaded us” (Acts 16:13-15). Thyatira
Throughout the Bible, we find many women who shared Christ through their gifts. In order to lead our women to share Christ through their spiritual gifts and follow
’s example, we need to begin to lead women in a few essentials: faith, follow-ship, and the joy of sharing Christ. Lydia
Lord, make us into women like Lydia. We want to use our gifts for Your glory. We are gifted2go!