November 18, 2012

Lady in Waiting

Tour…Lady in Waiting
Picture this scene…

Local “are you married?”
Me “no”
Local “why?”
Me “I don’t know” (while shrugging my shoulders)
(this question is not only asked in America, but everywhere of people my age; and by all the locals because they really want PC volunteers to marry locals so we can be a part of their family forever)

Actually I do know why…it is not my time yet.

I am specifically using this time to strengthen and grow in my relationship with the Lord. So I have been reading a ton of devotionals. One that I read was “Lady in Waiting.”
Lady in Waiting
is not about finding the right man,
but becoming the right woman.

The lady in Waiting
recklessly abandons herself
to the Lordship of Christ,
diligently uses her single days,
trusts God with unwavering faith,
demonstrates virtue in daily life,
loves God with undistracted devotion,
stands for physical and emotional purity,
lives in security,
responds to life in contentment,
makes choices based on her convictions,
and waits patiently for God to meet her needs.

I have realized, after reading this book, that singleness is actually a gift. (though I do not always feel like it is…)
The focus of this devotional was the story of Ruth.
Reckless abandonment-she left her home to follow the Lord (so did I)
Diligence-she did not waste her time, she went to work (I am doing what I love, teaching children)
Faith-she knew God would provide for her (I am working on the unwavering part of my faith)
Virtue-she had great character (I try to be myself at all times)
Devotion-she only focused on the Lord (I have no distractions here in Chuuk!)
Purity-she did not draw attention to herself (when it comes to being a girl…I am as simple as they get)
Security-she did not worry about her future (I need to stop trying to plan mine…)
Contentment-she was happy with what she had (I love my simple life here in Chuuk!)
Conviction-she had Biblical standards (what is important to God, is important to me)
Patients-she did not try to write her own story; she let God do the writing (I am handing the pen over)

Being single is the best time to spend with the Lord and get out and enjoy life, because you do not have the responsibilities of married life (husband/children).
The next two years I have to spend with my best friend, Jesus! When my time is right He will lead me to the one He has planned for me. How lucky am I? (Considering He not only gave me the opportunity to spend time with Him, but to do it on a tropical island…I would say I am pretty darn lucky!)
Until then…I am going to enjoy my time with Him!

*random thoughts…
How do you make eating rice three times a day exciting?
You use food coloring of course!
For special events the rice is usually cooked in either food coloring or soy sauce.
Cooking it in soy sauce gives it flavor…I like it because it is something different.
I have also eaten purple rice, and orange rice. (the first time I saw orange rice I thought it was cheesy rice-silly me I do not even know why I thought that since I have never seen cheese in the stores…)
That is how you make eating the same thing everyday fun!

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