Week Ten – Priscilla
Psalm 16 – Every Woman’s Journey
By Carri Pratt
“Therefore my heart is glad, and my tongue rejoices;
my body also rests securely.” Psalm 16:9
Priscilla was a joyful woman who had discovered the secret to true happiness:
* Placing Jesus at the center of her life
* Honoring God with her home and marriage
* Relying on the Holy Spirit to guide her
Priscilla and her husband Aquila were expelled from Rome by the Emperor Claudius. Changes in life quite often lead to stress, fear and anxiety. Priscilla chose to trust in God. She and her husband settled in Corinth and were blessed by the presence of Paul. The Bible says, “he stayed and worked with them.” Acts 18:3.
Paul, Priscilla and Aquila were tent makers. One can only imagine the incredible conversations they had while sitting together and sewing their tents. This time of instruction provided Priscilla and Aquila with godly wisdom and enabled them to enjoy their marriage as a partnership for ministry.
Their calling seems to have been home ministry. They not only assisted a man by the name of Apollos to better understand what he was preaching about Jesus, “they took him home and explained the way of God to him more accurately.” Acts 18:26, they were also eventually able to go back to Rome to use their home for God’s glory, “Aquila and Priscilla greet you warmly in the Lord, and so does the church that meets in their home.” 1 Corinthians 16:19
We, as Christian women, can learn from Priscilla’s example. No matter if we are married, single, widowed or divorced, we should be ready to learn the truth of God’s Word so that we can share it with others. “but honor the Messiah as Lord in your hearts. Always be ready to give a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you.” 1 Peter 3:15. Our homes can be a warm and inviting place for friends and family to experience the Gospel. When we do, our “tongues (will) rejoice” Psalm 16:9 with the sweet words of our Lord and Savior.
Read Priscilla’s story in Acts @ Biblegateway.com
Challenge: Invite a friend or family member into your home and minister to their needs. Share the sweet words of the Gospel. Mothers, take every opportunity to share God’s truth with your children and look for teachable moments.