Dear Readers – my Friends,
Today is the last day in my 31 Days series on Singleness and Living Fully Alive. Thank you for sticking with me through this month and for all of your encouragement. You bless me! This was a tough series to write because it’s not just theory, I’ve lived it. Cried through it, rejoiced in it, and wanted to un-publish few posts. Vulnerability is not always easy for me when I cannot see your face. To show you my heart has taken courage that has only come from Jesus. Danny Silk says that displaying trust is like ripping your heart open and allowing others to see in. Friends, in this series I ripped my heart open and let you look in. I did it first out of obedience to the Lord, and then out of love for you. I wanted to show you things I wish a friend had come alongside and shown me. Thank you for letting me entrust you with parts of my heart. In 2 Tim 2.2 it says:
And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others. (NIV)
Entrust: to give over (something) to another for care, protection, or performance.
Friends, I’m asking you, relying on you, if you have learned something from this series, or been encouraged by it will you pass that knowledge on to someone else in your life? Who around you could use encouragement in living fully alive in the blessings the Lord has given them today? I know you can do it. I believe in you.
My prayer for you, and for me, is that we would not put God into a box when it comes to our lives, and that we would see ourselves as He sees us.
You are chosen
your value is not dependent on your relational status
You are not abandoned
forgotten or alone
You are single, not sick
singleness is what you make of it.
If you make a go of it with the Lord, you will never regret it.
I promise you that.
As we close, I’m discussing Singleness and the Church today over at Kindred Grace. Will you join me?
What if we saw church as an identity and not an event? The first step to belonging and addressing singleness in the Church is to recognize people as individuals and people, no matter their status in life. (click here to continue reading).
While this is the official end of the series, my brain and heart keep running, so if you can handle a few more posts, I’m hoping to share a little more over the next couple of weeks before we return to programming as usual :). In the mean time, go check out the Singleness and the Church post. You’ll like it… I think. :)
Blessings friends. So long for now.
Go live fully alive!
“Entrust“ is a part of the “Today’s The Day: Being Single and Fully Alive” a 31 Days Series. To read more from this series please click here.