My go to Bible and Prayer quilt (quilted by my mom)!
Sister, if you find yourself in doubt and in need of hope, turn to Christ. For He will be your refuge and your strength. (Psalm 46) One of my favorite scripture verse to live my single life by is found in the midst of 1 Cor. 7. Here Paul is writing the church to answer a few questions concerning marriage. And right in the middle of it all is one verse that I have repeated over and over for many years.
1 Cor. 7:34 “An unmarried woman or virgin is concerned about the Lord’s affairs: Her aim is to be devoted to the Lord in both body and spirit. But a married woman is concerned about the affairs of this world—how she can please her husband.”
“An unmarried woman is to be concerned about the Lord’s affairs.” Oh how I know the challenge of these words. It is all to easy to be selfish when you are single. With over 20 years of singleness as experiences I know. That doesn’t mean I don’t strive to seek the Lord’s will in my life. It does mean however that I have to be mindful of what I do and what I think about. To be concerned about the Lord’s affairs means being willing to ask His will in my life and then walk forward in faith.
And that last part of the sentence, “her aim is to be devoted to the Lord in both body and spirit.” I could go on and on about this, but I will limit myself to a few words of advice. The world tells us, women of all ages, conflicting views of what we should be, look like, dress like, and act like. I cannot tell you exactly what it means to be devoted to the Lord in both body and spirit. For each one of us that might look different. I can tell you, you are a beautiful daughter of the King, He adores you for exactly who you are right now! Simply begin by seeking Him first, praying, and reading his word!
Isaiah 43:1 “But now, this is what the Lord says— he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.”
We should be striving for purity! As Paul wrote to Timothy in 1 Timothy 4:12 “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in purity.” Create in me a clean heart, oh God, and renew a right spirit within me! All have fallen short, but don’t ever doubt that God loves you and forgives you as he does me!
When we set our sights on the Lord and seek his kingdom the worries of our life seem so small. Our hope is found in Christ alone! The world will lie, steal, and disappoint you. And sister it is a battle almost everyday for me to remember this scripture verse and then be willing to walk in faith without fear of the future!