Scripture Reading: Acts 14:19-20
And there came thither certain Jews from Antioch and Iconium, who persuaded the people, and, having stoned Paul, drew him out of the city, supposing he had been dead. Howbeit, as the disciples stood round about him, he rose up, and came into the city: and the next day he departed with Barnabas to Derbe.
Reflections: Paul was doing well in ministry at Lystra until some Jews from the city of Antioch and Iconium showed up. They incited people against him. He was stoned mercilessly and dragged through the streets until it appeared that there was no more life in him. His enemies left him at this point fully convinced that they had brought his life and ministry to an end. But this proved not to be so. As the disciples gathered around his seemingly lifeless body, they witnessed a strange sight. Paul began to move his body and suddenly stood up on his own as if nothing had happened. Instantly he was back to work! The expectations of his enemies had failed. Like Paul God will make you a wonder. The expectations of your enemies concerning your life shall fail.
Prayer: Oh Lord, let the expectations of my enemies fail.
Confession: I am a wonder in life. The exact opposite of the expectations of my enemies concerning my life is what will take place.