From Troas we put out to sea and sailed straight for Samothrace, and the next day we went on to Neapolis. From there we traveled to Philippi, a Roman colony, and the leading city of that district of Macedonia. And we stayed there several days.
On the Sabbath we went outside the city gate to the river, where we expected to find a place of prayer. We sat down and began to speak to the women who had gathered there. One of those listening was a woman from the city of Thyatira named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth. She was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul’s message. When she and the members of her household were baptized, she invited us to her home. If you consider me a believer in the Lord,” she said, “come and stay at my house.”
And she persuaded us.
– Acts 16:11-16
Lydia opened her heart to the Lord and her home to Paul and his fellow travelers. Are you open to hear the Lord and what He might say to you? Are you open to welcoming strangers, people not like you into your home, and into your heart? Examine your heart and see where it is open. Confess to the Lord, the areas that are closed in your heart or where you find resistance to change. Journal your thoughts here.
Take time to pray and reflect…