The Day May be Demanding but God is there to Keep You Standing

On Paul’s missionary journey, God led Paul in regards to housing, activities, and the length of his stay as recorded in Acts 18:1-11. He led Paul to Corinth and Paul stayed with a man named Aquila who like Paul, was a tentmaker.

While in Corinth, Paul tried to persuade Jews and Greeks that Jesus was the Messiah as he preached every Sabbath in the synagogue but many still would not believe so he left the synagogue and went next door to the house of Titius Justus.

Paul received a gift of money and help from his friends at Philippi (2 Cor. 11:8) which gave him the opportunity to devote himself entirely to his missionary work. Silas and Timothy also came to join him from Macedonia and this also encouraged him. Then recorded in bold print below is the vision received by Paul:

Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent. For I am with you, and no one is going to attack and harm you, because I have many people in this city. – Acts 18:9-10 

Paul may have been ready to leave Corinth because of the situation. Some were turning towards Christ but idol worship was so ingrained in the fabric of that society. The vision above encouraged Paul and he ending up staying in Corinth for eighteen months.

Lord this day with You, we seek Your guidance in our homes; what to do, our activities today, and how we use our time. This day with You will be amazing because You are like a mountain; standing rock solid over time and protecting us in our time of need. We can take courage, for You are always by our side. Amen.

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About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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2 Responses to The Day May be Demanding but God is there to Keep You Standing

  1. camary1996 says:

    LOVE the title!!! I will keep it in mind.

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