Priscilla and the Art of Focus
[Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of guest posts by Remi Roy. She will be sharing devotionals related to people in the Bible! I’m so excited to have these as an addition to Devotional Diva. Thank you so much, Remi!]
The churches of Asia greet you. Aquila and Priscilla greet you heartily in the Lord, with the church that is in their house.
1 Corinthians 16:19, NKJV
I have pondered this thought for a while now. We aren’t busier today than older generations were in their time, only more distracted. Man has always been and will always be busy.
There are things to do, places to go, people to see. What separates those who lead significant lives from those who achieve next to nothing in the grand scheme of things is the focus of their busyness.
Today we look at Priscilla, a woman in the Bible who led an absolutely busy life. She was mentioned by Paul as a helper of the gospel in Christ Jesus. She was a wife, and she managed a business along with her husband, because they had to provide for their home. And she was an active disciple, ministering to the church in an involved capacity.
In 1 Corinthians 16:19 Paul revealed that Priscilla and her husband led a church in their home. They were also very generous and hospitable as they housed Paul when they met him in Corinth during one of his missionary journeys.
Needless to say, Priscilla’s life was full of commitments and service, yet she wasn’t distracted. She was commended several times by Paul who recognized the immense benefit of having her as a friend and co-laborer in the Kingdom.
I am challenged to evaluate my life in the light of such service and dedication. Am I too busy to do the things that matter? Do our schedules move us closer to the things of eternal value or father away from eternity?
Let’s ponder these things today.
Remi Roy lives, writes and enjoys being in Dallas, Texas. She is passionate about her purpose which is following God every step of the way no matter the details. She is an author and writing coach and editor of Purpose Anthologies, a collection of personal life journeys. You can find her at remiroyonline.com. Or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.