Re:Verse reading—Acts 16:11-34 (day three) 

“The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul’s message.”  Jesus said that his Father is always working.  He also said he had “other sheep that are not of this sheep pen” and that “they too will listen to my voice.”  Just as with Lydia, who was already seeking the truth and had become convinced that God was where truth would come from if it would come, God is engaging people in ways that we do not know.  God has granted human beings a great deal of power—more than we probably realize—and we can employ that power to cultivate and nurture his work if we want.  We would be surprised to see the extent of God’s work in the world, but then again, our surprise might indicate how little we’ve been expecting it.  So, what can you nurture today?