Saturday, January 8, 2011

Lady of Faith

We continue on with Lady in Waiting, chapter 3 - Lady of Faith. For any Christian, this chapter's title may sound like a resounding "duh", but don't write it off too quickly. I read through this and found myself guilty of a lot of the things talked about.
As women, we are constantly "spouse-hunting". We tend to focus so much on finding a guy, that we neglect to keep growing our inner selves. Why do we as women change churches and communities only because there aren't any "perspective single guys"? That's shallow. We join ministries because the cute guy who plays guitar is in it, or we sign up for a trip because it could be a chance to get to know some guy.
Where exactly are our motives here, ladies?
If God wants to bring you the "perfect guy", He sure doesn't need you to help Him. God knows your motives, and He knows when you're ready for a guy. Proverbs 16:2 - "All man's (or woman's) ways seem innocent to him (or her), but motives are weighed by the Lord." When you're around an available guy, are you being sensitive of your motives? Just because the guy doesn't know your motives, God sure does.
Why are we so afraid that God won't come through for us? We know He loves us, and wants what's best for us, so why don't we trust Him? You know what the opposite of faith is? Fear. That's exactly what the enemy wants for us.
You know how Ruth met Boaz? She chanced upon him. God brought Boaz to Ruth in a real way. How cool of a relationship would that be? I don't think it would feel as special if I kept trying to set up the meetings the guy I ended up with.
Listen to this story from Lady in Waiting:
"God brought His best for one woman all the way from Escondido, California to Kenya, Africa, where she was serving her Lord. She was not anxious about the absence of available men. After a broken engagement and a couple of years of less-than-satisfying dating, Vivian had volunteered to go to Kenya, Africa, to teach missionary kids. Just before she left for Kenya, she attended a Bible study where she met a precious Christian guy named David. Had she not been leaving for Africa that week, they might have had time to become better acquainted. Frustrated by the reality of meeting such a fine, Christian guy just before leaving to go halfway around the world, Vivian followed the Lord to Africa with "eyes of faith". Little did she know the script God had written. Halfway through her first term on the field, a construction team arrived from the United States to do some work for the academy where she taught. Guess who was part of the team? You got it: David. He and Vivian not only got acquainted, but they also married right there in Kenya. Just as Jesus brought David to Vivian, Jesus can bring your life-mate to you, no matter where you live" (Kendall, Jones, p. 46).
Ladies, quit distrusting God and start living a life for Him. When you are lost in Him, He'll bring you Mr. Right. Distrust leads to sin. Trusting leads to a great life now and the best life later.  Pin It

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