Valentine’s Day is approaching and I know that “love” is in the air. Candy hearts, dates, red nail polish, first kisses, red roses, pink lace garments, and extravagant shopping sprees at Victoria’s Secret. “Love” is really in the air. Now, what is love. Is love a mere attraction? Is love a tingly feeling? What does it really mean to love another? “Charity(love) suffereth long, and it is kind, charity (” “)envieth not, charity(” “) vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity but rejoiceth not in truth. Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things, Charity(love) never faileth…. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. (KJV) Love is patient, kind, does not envy, is humble, selfless, forgiving, slow to anger, despises evil, but delights in goodness, protective, trusting, hopeful, and persevering. and everlasting. Love does not remain a feeling, but eventually becomes a choice. Love is to be nurtured. Love goes beyond physical attraction and enamourment with the other’s charming qualities. Do I believe love exists? Yes, but it is designed to be a godly reality not a gratifying fantasy. I understand that many of you who are single are longing to be loved, And you are. By God. Many singles are discontent with singlehood and choose to find their value in being married. Singleness is a true gift from God. “I say to the unmarried and widows, that it is good for them to abide even as I.” 1 Corinthians 7: 8(KJV) God has a purpiose for the wed and the unwed, Singleness is sacred. “There is a difference also between a wife and a virgin. the unmarried 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. And this I speak for your own profit; not that I may cast a share upon you, but for that which is comely, and that ye may attend upon the Lord without distraction.” 1 Corinthains 7: 34-35. The joy of singleness is found in your undistracted devotion to God. Providing you with all the comfort, security, and satsifaction that you need. You are complete as a single. You are united and bonded with Christ. That is not to say ladies that there will be days when you will long for a man to hold your hand, bring you flowers, and whisper sweet words in your ear. But, your confidence will rest in the knoweledge of having won God’s heart.
1. Sassy, Single, and Satisfied- Michelle McKinney Hammond Previously read
2. Sacred Singleness- Leslie Ludy Future read
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