Sunday, November 21, 2010

Singleness

Most everything I've read or heard about Christian Singleness has left a bad taste in my mouth so, having encountered two refreshing blogs about Christian Singleness recently, I simply had to share them.

The first is from the Gospel Coalition and was shared with me by a friend who recently remarried. It's entitled Singleness with a Purpose. I'm especially thankful for his second point. I've never heard anyone cast a vision for the way Singleness uniquely portrays Christ and the Church (if I have, it has escaped me and if you're the one who shared it with me...I apologize :}).

The second is from my friend Laura Roberts. She's a single gal a few years my junior. Her post from earlier today is titled A Thought or Two on Singleness and Sanctification.

I find that I am inspired when I have a vision before me. These blogs both work to cast a Biblical vision of Singleness. So often I've felt the vision set before me as a single woman was simply "prepare yourself for your future husband" (who, incidentally, may or may not exist and who, if he does exist, will only be my husband for at best 50 or so years).

The vision of these posts is "prepare yourself for Christ" (my now and eternal bridegroom).

Singles, be encouraged and challenged. Marrieds, encourage and challenge your single friends with the vision of these posts.

Ephesians 5:15-16
Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.

Let us be careful not to waste our days, be they single days or married days.