from Acts 16- persuaded after sailing straight

23 Apr

from Acts 16- persuaded after sailing straight

…. after listening closely to the Spirit as He speaks to us through: children and their life’s; work choices and love choices; years and tears filled with shouts of joy, and filled also -at least in part-with tears, we can sail straight…and when we teach the place and people’s He wants us to be with, then, and only then, can the people He leads us to can persuade, lead us straight …,

‘From Troas we put out to sea and sailed straight for Samothrace, and the next day we went on to Neapolis. 12 From there we traveled to Philippi, a Roman colony and the leading city of that district[a] of Macedonia. And we stayed there several days.

13 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. 14 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. 15 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.’

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