Holy in Body & Spirit

1 Corinthians 7:32 There is a difference between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman cares about the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit. But she who is married cares about the things of the world-how she may please her husband.

During most of my unmarried years, whether it was prior to being married the first time or in between marriages, I have to confess; I didn’t think like a virgin. I may have thought I knew who God was and accepted Jesus as my Savior but my focus was on my fleshly desires and my wants. I certainly wasn’t holy both in body and in spirit. It wasn’t until I noticed a lack of the Holy Spirit in my life that I had a desire to be obedient to the Lord by removing sex from all future relationships. I made a commitment to myself and I surrendered yet another area of my life to Jesus; sex. I wanted nothing to interfere with my relationship with Jesus. Sin offends God and puts distance between us. By bringing sex into a relationship that I was asking God to provide I was interfering with His Will for me. I was hindering my relationship with Him, I was my own worst enemy.

Dear Heavenly Father, help each single woman care about things of You so she may be holy in body and spirit. Remove the thoughts that she may have that do not fulfill your desire for an unmarried woman. Cleanse her mind to think clearly as a single and remove any clutter in the most important relationship she will ever have, the one with You.

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