Therefore, sailing from Troas, we ran a straight course to Samothrace, and the next day came to Neapolis, and from there to Philippi, which is the foremost city of that part of Macedonia, a colony. And we were staying in that city for some days. And on the Sabbath day we went out of the city to the riverside, where prayer was customarily made; and we sat down and spoke to the women who met there. Now a certain woman named Lydia heard us. She was a seller of purple from the city of Thyatira, who worshiped God. The Lord opened her heart to heed the things spoken by Paul. And when she and her household were baptized, she begged us, saying, “If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come to my house and stay.” So she persuaded us.
There is one who seeks the Lord, hears the message of salvation provided through the Son, Jesus and responds. With her response comes a place from which to continue the work of God. When we seek the Lord, He responds. When we are faithful to the prompting of the Holy Spirit we become a part of the active, working kingdom of God. Blessings abound for the giver and the receiver. Be found faithful, there may be one who is seeking that needs to hear the message we share.