Is one of your greatest hopes, dreams, wishesÖmarriage? Finding the perfect hubby, having the perfect kids, perfect family? Well, what ifÖ Godís plan is for you to stay single? What if His plans to prosper you and give you hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11) does not include marriage? To never marry a man, never have sex, but to be forever married to Him only?
We are all married to Him, if we have surrendered our lives to Him, but what if you are not supposed to marry, could you handle that? Are you in a place in your life right now where you could actually say that you have totally surrendered all your hopes, wishes, and dreams to God and trust that whatever He has for you, you know that itís for your good, He will see you through it and you will ultimately be satisfied with it as long as you keep your eyes on Him? Have you become so engrossed with the picture of marriage and sex that the thought of letting go of that dream and trusting God with it makes you want to break down and cry?! Even as a married woman, I still have to lie all of my hopes, wishes and dreams down at His feet and say, Lord, not my will, but yours! Married, single, widowed, divorced, we still have to trust Him and fight for our purity, fight to stay faithful to Him and His Word. Trusting His unconditional, undying, indescribable, all encompassing love for us! Whoo! Honestly, I feel as if I need Him more now in marriage and as a mom than I ever have!
Itís not easy! Itís not easy being married and I know that itís not easy being single but see when I was single; I didnít know God, not like I know Him now. If I knew Him then like I know Him now, I would have known my worth, how loved I am and how precious, beautiful, worthy and awesome I was and am in Him! Iím not saying that you wonít have days where the hormones wonít try to take over but at least you know that you have God and He will help you to deal with those hormones, urges, and temptations. Now, if you have not surrendered your life to Jesus then, unfortunately you are left to fight those battles on your own, and as a woman who fought them on her own, you will lose! Life is messy and crazy and without God, itís downright scary! I couldnít go back to a life without Him; Heís just too good to me! He is still my husband and He loves me in ways that my husband in his human nature is incapable of. So husband or not, you will still be married to God, the lover of your soul, and thatís not a bad situation at all!
Psalm 117:2 NLT
For he loves us with unfailing love; the LORDís faithfulness endures forever. Praise the LORD!
Matthew 22:37 NLT
Jesus replied, ďĎYou must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.í
Jeremiah 31:3 NLT
Long ago the LORD said to Israel: ďI have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love. With unfailing love I have drawn you to myself.
Psalm 130:7 NLT
O Israel, hope in the LORD; for with the LORD there is unfailing love. His redemption overflows.
1 Chronicles 16:34 NLT
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good! His faithful love endures forever.