by Ye Bao Stoa
Member of Mt airy church of Christ
As women, most of us (single or married) crave love, which is not surprising as it is consistent with what the Bible says in Genesis 3:16 “To the woman God said, your desire will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.” To us, love symbolizes security, protection, comfort, and approval.
When I was single looking for a husband, whenever I met a decent single Christian man, I couldn’t help but wonder “is he the One?” But time and time again, hopes ended in disappointment and I was getting anxious. One day I was discussing my seemingly hopeless situation with another Christian woman and suddenly it hit me like a lightning bolt, Revelation 2:4 “But I (God) have this against you, that you have left your first love”, that I have fallen away from my first love, the Lord! I let the worries of this world (finding a spouse, job, money) choke out my love for the Lord Jesus. After this shocking realization, I recalibrated my purpose for life and focused my love on the Lord through Bible reading, prayers, and Bible studies with other fellow Christians, and how sweet the time that I spent with the Lord felt. So woman to woman, KEEP JESUS as YOUR FIRST LOVE. Men will not save you but only God can and He will give you an abundant life. My love story has a happy ending later – Mr. Right found me in the church and we are happily married, proving yet again God’s infinite wisdom through Matthew 6:33 “Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added onto you.”