Worshiping the Lord in My Singleness
1Corinthians 7:34 (Amplified Bible Translation) “The unmarried woman or the virgin is concerned about the matters of the Lord, how to be holy and set apart both in body and in spirit; “
Having been married and now single, this scripture has so much meaning to me now than before. Years before I married, I didn’t understand how full my life could have been as a single woman having a relationship with the Lord. I struggled in fellowshipping and communing with God. I didn’t have intimacy with Him. I had information on what to do, but no revelation. Now that I have revelation, I can be “concerned about the matters of the Lord,” which the Apostle Paul speaks about in the scripture. Worshiping the Lord is not limited to the time I spend with Him in my prayer closet, but it is being aware of His presence throughout the day. It is walking, talking, and listening to Him wherever I may be during the day.
During this season of my life, I am focusing on God and the work He has assigned for me to do. I honor the Lord with my life. Whether it’s at work, in my church, with my family, or in my community, my goal is to bring glory and honor to Him by serving others. By serving others, I am worshiping the Lord. He presents opportunities for me to serve.
For example, today as I was leaving the shoe repair store, I noticed a man who was blind standing outside in the parking lot with a cup in his hand. As I headed out of the parking lot, I pulled my car up beside him and called to him. He used his probing cane (white cane) and approached my car. I dropped some coins I had in my car into his cup. Then I asked if he was hungry, he said, “Yes ma’am!” I turned my car around and parked in the McDonald’s parking lot next to the shoe repair. I asked, “What would you like to eat?” He said, “A double cheeseburger, hash browns, and a small coke.” I proceeded to assist him inside the McDonald’s and ordered what he wanted to eat. While the food was being prepared, we talked and I asked him, “Do you know the Lord Jesus as your Lord and Savior, he said he did and told me what church he is a member of. He thanked me for the meal, and I left him inside.
This was an opportunity that the Lord presented me with where I could honor him. Did I know the man? No! Did I need to do an investigation of why he was out begging for money? No! All I knew was the Holy Ghost in me led me to do what He wanted to do for this young man. That opportunity God presented was a way for me to honor him and bring glory to his name. “Then the King will say to those on His right, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father [you favored of God, appointed to eternal salvation], inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. ‘For I was hungry, and you gave Me something to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave Me something to drink; I was a stranger, and you invited Me in; I was naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited me [with help and ministering care]; I was in prison, and you came to Me [ignoring personal danger].Matthew 25:34-36 (AMP).
I want to encourage single men and women to focus on how we can please the Lord. If you desire to marry that is well, but until the Lord brings the one He has handpicked for you, learn how to worship Him with your life. Attend to the Lord and He will attend to you. Honor Him with your life and He will honor you. Bless Him and He will bless you. Our relationship with Him will help us have a healthy relationship with others.