Tuesday, May 11, 2010

"The Unmarried Woman Careth for the Things of the Lord"

I Corinthians 7:32

But I would have you without carefulness. He that is unmarried careth for the things that belong to the Lord, how he may please the Lord:

1 Corinthians 7:34
There is difference [also] between a wife and a unmarried woman. The unmarried woman careth for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit: but she that is married careth for the things of the world, how she may please [her] husband.
There are some things that have been in my heart lately... (I guess thinking bout having a birthday coming up and all) has really made me think bout my age and my life until now...
This 2 scriptures, well the second one mostly has really been in my mind lately.... I think bout being single at my age.... let me tell you most of the time it does not matter at all! I am happy being single!
There is a mentality in Pentecost that there might be something wrong with you if you are not married in your early or mid 20s... Well I am well past my early 20s and here I am... SINGLE! yes single and happy! I won't deny that I have my days of sadness what single girl doesn't? and if any single girls out there say they don't get lonely... well YOUR lying!  lol
I had more of a hard time convincing my family than anyone else... I come from a family of 5 girls and 1 boy! ( I know that's a whole lot of kids... but I am Mexican!  lol) I am the youngest of them all.... and all my sisters (except for 1) had kids before they were 20... I was 5 when my oldest niece was born so by the time I was old enough to have kids I was done with them!!!   lol DON'T get me wrong I love kids... I just don't want any of my own! lol
but going back to the scripture.... I loved it, when I first found this scripture I Corinthians 7:34
I was like " YES! here it is... lol My answer... lol
I see some of the ladies in my church... wifes & mothers and they have it rough! I feel bad for some of them.... they have time for hardly anything besides taking care of their husband, children AND  home...
BUT I want to choose the better part!  I don't want to be like Martha and be too busy for God! I want to be more like Mary and take a seat at the feet of JESUS!
There is so much I can invest in the Kingdom of God! AND please don't misunderstand me, He has a work for all of us... I know that God can use you if you are married, but ME being single, have more time to dedicate it to the service of my Lord!
I don't mean to offend anybody...  but marriage is not for all of us...I want to care for the things that belong to the Lord, I want to be pleasing unto Him, I want my prayers to be ..."of a sweet savour unto the LORD:"!!!  Lev 2:2
In conclusion...
I am in love with a wonderful God... AND I guess I can say that I have been bethroed to the one I love the most... more than life itself... I am part of the bride of Christ... and I am waiting anxiously for the day when the Groom returns for me, His bride!
BUT until then.... I have LOTS work to do... We have been promised a great revival....
As Bro. Rivers has asked us during this time hes been preaching for us... "DO YOU BELIEVE THAT THE PROMISES OF GOD ARE TRUE???"
The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 1:20
For all the promises of God in him [are] yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.

AND it also says in Numbers 23:19
God [is] not a man, that He should lie; neither the son of man, that He should repent: hath He said, and shall He not do [it]? or hath He spoken, and shall He not make it good?