Scripture Reading: Act 18:10 For I am with you, and no one will lay a hand on you or harm you, because I have many people in this city.
Reflections: The ministry of Paul was heavily dissented by the Jews and so he had to leave for another city. In that new city, God appeared to him in a vision and informed him that He has many people there who would protect and assist him so he should not worry. This implied that there were people (Christians) in that new city who were ever ready to support Paul in his work. Indeed with the support garnered from them, Paul was able to stay on for over one year, getting many saved and strengthened in the faith. We note from this story that the kingdom progresses and advances because of the commitment of people who make themselves available to support its work. Therefore being just a mere Christian with no unfailing commitment to church work does not help in anyway to advance the interest of the kingdom. Can God count on your ever readiness and availability to advance the kingdom like He did concerning the people in the new city that Paul visited?
Prayer: Oh Lord, enable me to become available, ready and willing to directly support kingdom advancement
Confession: God can count on me. Unlimited availability for kingdom advancement is all that matters to me!