My prayer for you for today is that you will be patient in your struggles so that God’s purpose can be achieved in your life. In Jesus Name.
As it happened, Publius's father was ill with fever and dysentery. Paul went in and prayed for him, and laying his hands on him, he healed him. Then all the other sick people on the island came and were healed. As a result we were showered with honors, and when the time came to sail, people supplied us with everything we would need for the trip.
When times are tough friends are few. This is something we used to say when I was still a student, it boiled down to the fact that when you had money to spend you always had many friends, but when you were broke they seem to disappear. To read Paul’s journey to Rome is actually scary at times. You see God told Paul that he will preach in Rome, but to get there he had to spend several years in prison, stand trial to ridiculous accusations and spend months at sea to finally be shipwrecked on the island of Malta, where he was bitten by a poisonous snake. Yet this was all part of God’s plan, and finally the people of Malta saw how God healed people when Paul prayed for them. This lead the people of Mala to give them all the supplies they need for the rest of their journey. Now all the events is quite amazing that leads to this point, but what amazed me most is Paul. Paul never gave up, he never quitted and he continued on his journey. He knew God had a purpose and he remained dedicated to that cause. I talk a lot about purpose lately and spend a lot of time telling you to stay focused. I guess it is the times we live in. There are a lot of uncertainties as we continue to face hardships in the current economy. It is much easier to lose focus and slip away in times like this. So I believe that the Holy Spirit brought this message to give you hope, so that you will continue through it all as God will use us in His great plan. You are in my thought as I write this and I know God will be with you every step of the way. Spend time with Him and listen to His voice, you are so important to God.
Another day made for us by the author and creator of this world…
Have a super day, friend of Jesus.