Tuesday, December 10, 2013
It is Good for Christian Woman to Remain as They are
Rev_14:4 These are they which were not defiled with women; for they are virgins. These are they which follow the Lamb whithersoever he goeth. These were redeemed from among men, being the firstfruits unto God and to the Lamb.
Single people for God are the first fruits as the verse above explains. It would be a blessing to be single in our world today. The culture of America is confused about Godliness in so many ways. The culture of America thinks that Godliness is something that can be voted in to office or presented in a religious institutional way.
There is a wonderful book for single ladies by Helen Andelin. I have not read it, but I am sure it is wonderful. “Before you meet prince charming” is also another good work although she addresses hope for a possible suitor (which in reality may never come, yet joy can still exist). “every woman’s battle” is a pretty good book too……but the bible is the best.
I feel like after I started my relationship with my husband verbal abuse and psychological conniptions (due to feminism and scorn in his family) started increasing dramatically despite the fact that we grew up in similar area and with somewhat similar background. I thought I would be single for the rest of my life but didn’t realize how important modest dress was to keep me from harm in relationship. I also didn’t realize how important it was for my family to help me decide character in men. My problems with anger towards others especially in protection of my wonderful children showed up too as I felt manipulated to put my children in front of TV set rather than having them be godly…..God has allowed me to find healing for my soul in this situation, but I still have to face forgiveness.
As a single woman there is the “busy body” and there is the godly woman. I would say if you are single and working in a Sunday school while still attending to activities in a casino, alcohol addictions, making a joke about homosexual behaviors, gathering material possessions and such, as biblical ordinances never encouraged such behavior, there may be some judgment heading your way. But if you are single, a student of God’s word and scripture, visiting widows and orphans with joy in your spirit, you will be blessed beyond measure.
Now she that is a widow [or a single woman] indeed, and desolate, trusteth in God, and continuth in supplications and prayers night and day. But she that liveth in pleasure is dead while she liveth.
It is a blessing to be a single Christian woman because you can easily and freely minister to Muslims and wear a head covering without belittling by men of Western culture. Christ speaks about not judging man by outward appearance but by inward appearance…. You can also easily reach out to women who are in a boyfriend-girlfriend mess and are confused about how to raise children in a such a hard situation. You can learn the biblical calendar and not get berated for refusing to celebrate XYZ holiday. I hope you find strength and God’s love in whatever situation you are in. Like I said before, you can have possibly MORE joy being single in this world than being married. Eternity is forever. This world is temporary.
A friend of mine thought she was to remain single for life, but God called a man in to her life. She now enjoys being a mother of children. However, when she got married, she found she did have problems in her flesh even though she followed the pattern of biblical relation before the marriage.
****These are a few thoughts I posted on another site a few months ago.