While many argue over the role of women today in the Church, (Yes, I hold to conservative tradition!), one thing is sure, God can, has, and will use women in a great way! Eve, Mary, Elizabeth, Deborah, Ruth, and here in Acts 16, a business woman in Europe is led by Paul to Christ!
If you would, Lydia just might be considered our spiritual mother for those of us west of the Middle East!
What is your role with God?
Number one, have you accepted His call as Paul did and eventually Lydia? Are you pursuing His will? He has a role for each of us, but we must follow His plan, not our own!