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Paul lived and worked with them, for they were tentmakers just as he was. (Acts 18:3, NLT)
Your day job can be a launching pad for your writing ministry.
Case in point: Priscilla and Aquila. Tent making was their family business, but it opened the door to the spread of the gospel.
Paul met this couple in Corinth while on his second missionary journey. Priscilla and Aquila had recently relocated there after being ejected from Rome – not because they were Christians, but because Aquila was of Jewish descent.
Evidently, the couple were good craftsmen who operated their business with integrity because they were able to support themselves, hire Paul, and keep him on the payroll for a year and a half.
Those eighteen months working together provided a foundation for ministry. Paul, Priscilla, and Aquila were able to learn from each other and encourage each other in the faith. They earned enough to support themselves. Plus, a steady stream of customers meant plenty of opportunities to share the gospel.
Priscilla and Aquila became such steadfast friends with Paul that they left Corinth with him and traveled to Ephesus, helped the apostle plant a church, and stayed there to lead the young believers in their home after Paul left.
Tent making opened ministry doors for Priscilla and Aquila. They learned from one of the giants of the faith and evangelized throughout Asia Minor. Over time, they poured into two local churches, used their business and their home as a vehicle for hospitality, and built up young leaders. In short, their day job gave them a powerful ministry.
Yours can, too.
Your day job can launch your writing ministry.
Thank you for providing for me. You have placed me exactly where You want me to be for my writing ministry. Let me use the resources at my disposal, whether it’s relationships, experiences, finances, creativity, or time.
In Jesus’s name, Amen.
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