Thursday, May 6, 2021

Opportunity

Opportunity for Passion in Christ


Forget not what He sacrificed
Let the warmth grow in your heart as
Opportunity for passion in Christ

For to salvation our soul, He was priced
With His life freedom ours He says
Forget not what He sacrificed

In pain at death His love for us sufficed
Now our soul with Him inside has
Opportunity for passion in Christ

As unmarried hope in this does increase
Where distractions this world is less
With focus on Him to never cease

As a couple, Christ first to this less stress
When one's time as single was spent with Him
For in that time one's soul greatly bless

When to singleness things seem grim
Forget not what He sacrificed
In this season, one learns to sing this hymn
Opportunity for passion in Christ
      ©Doris Elaine

Thoughts: Being single is not defeat, rather an opportunity that once attached to another somewhat diminishes. It's an opportunity to grow in passion for Christ as one is allowed more time to do so. Time that will decrease once attached to another. "But I want you to be without care. He who is unmarried cares for things of the Lord. But he who is married cares about things of the world---how he may please his wife" (1 Corinthians 7:32-33. NKJV). That's not to say a married couple cannot have as much passion for Christ, individually, as a single person. Only that a single person has more opportunity as single to grow in Christ as more time allows. A married couple that puts Christ first, individually, then as a married couple can develop just as much passion for Christ. Can you imagine how great the relationship and love of two people in a relationship that first developed passion for Christ, individually, and continue to do so in their relationship in putting Christ first? Please don't look at needing another person to complete you, as only Christ can do that. Rather try to get an understanding that singleness is an opportunity for passion in Christ! 

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