About a month ago, I had a conversation with a lady. It was a little over three hours on a Sunday afternoon and all about our Christian lives. At some point during this conversation we began talking about my singleness. She talked about her first husband dying and how she met and married her husband now. I think I talked about my mixed emotions on the subject – that I would love to have a relationship with a wife who I could talk to and share life with but I also didn’t want to lose what I had with the Lord. It was somewhere in there that she looked at me and said “God wants you all to Himself.”
I did not think much of it at the time but I did remember it. I have tossed that idea around in my head a few times. I have specifically asked myself if this was a prophetic word. This morning my reading included Daniel 2 and 1 Corinthians 7. I read Daniel 2 first and repeated the following verses a few times.
Then in a night vision the mystery was revealed to Daniel. So Daniel praised the God of heaven, saying,
“Let the name of God be praised forever and ever,
for wisdom and power belong to him.
He changes times and seasons,
deposing some kings
and establishing others.
He gives wisdom to the wise;
he imparts knowledge to those with understanding;
he reveals deep and hidden things.
He knows what is in the darkness,
and light resides with him.
O God of my fathers, I acknowledge and glorify you,
for you have bestowed wisdom and power on me.
Now you have enabled me to understand what I requested from you.
For you have enabled me to understand the king’s dilemma.”
Those are great verses. Let the name of God be praised forever and ever! Then I moved to what was next on my list 1 Corinthians 7. Before I even began reading this chapter this lady’s statement came to my head. “God wants you all to Himself.” Errant thoughts occur regularly so I let it go but then I hit verse 32.
1 Corinthians 7:32 – And I want you to be free from concern. An unmarried man is concerned about the things of the Lord, how to please the Lord.
While I do currently consider myself a continuationist, I am a cautious continuationist (1 John 4:1). I probably should not share such things. Anyway I continue to ask and seek God’s will for my life and if this was a prophetic word it might just be for a season of life. Regardless, I get to strive to be content in the Lord and seek His will in service to Him in such a way that He gets all the glory. This is much easier to write than it is to live.
The mysteries of life are something. It is a great day to worship the Lord. Let the name of God be praised forever and ever!