Today’s Reading: Acts 15:36-16:15
She was a successful business woman. Here was a woman who was not identified by whose wife she was instead she was identified by what she did. She was Lydia from Thyatira, a merchant of expensive purple cloth.
Charles Spurgeon had this to say “She (Lydia) was a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, but just at the right time for hearing Paul we find her at Philippi; providence, which is the handmaid of grace, led her to the right spot.” The week before Paul wasn’t there, a week later and he wasn’t there but that day he was. If Lydia had decided to sleep in that morning, or go to the flea market, or mow the lawn or spend the day at the beach she would have missed it. But it was the Sabbath and she had gone to meet God.
When is the right time to meet God? Right now. You have no idea what will happen in your life today, but we have one certain promise, “If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me” (Jer. 29:13), so why wait any longer?