Sometime last month, we were watching an old movie in which a throng of girls were mauling the members of a Beatle-esque band. It was one of those moments when nothing spiritual or worthwhile is happening inside my head, and so the voice that proceeded from it must have been God.
“Because they know how to worship with everything,” He said.
“What?” I responded, understanding the “worship” but curious about the “because”.
“That’s why they’re the most important.”
Later that night, I spent some time in prayer about this, and I feel very sure that God was both warning and exhorting me concerning the church’s single and female population. In fact, I became convinced that the Church has followed the secular in its dumbing down and sillifying of the world for the sake of the young, shallow, female mind.
But, as I believe God whispered to me, there can only be one reason why Satan is so rampantly seeking the hearts and minds of our girls. It is because they are the most important members of the Church. It is because they are, or were intended to be, the Church’s foremost worshippers.
There is difference also between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman careth for the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit: but she that is married careth for the things of the world, how she may please her husband. 1 Corinthians 7:34
I believe that the time between childhood and marriage is the most important in a woman’s life. And it’s not that God doesn’t use married women, but we are not wholly His. It is right that we should spread our wings over our families, although it may appear we’ve simply had them clipped.
An unmarried woman can be His with abandon. She can pour herself into prayer without worrying about dinner. She can travel to a dangerous land without fretting over her children. She can spend hours in service without neglecting her husband. So why is it, then, that many young women are waiting to be used, waiting to be serious, waiting to be called until after they are married? The why is a carefully planned deception of the Enemy.
There is simply no good reason why.
God’s heart longs for the single woman. He longs to romance her, to fill her and to use her. Satan has convinced her that she is in waiting, because he wants to see her wasted. A single woman has the choice of living fully for God or fully for herself. The latter will leave her empty and unprepared for marriage (if that is what she someday desires).
But, if you want to know exactly what the far-reaching, wide-open, adventurous, achingly maternal, servant’s heart of an unmarried woman is capable of, just read this.