Delight thyself also in the Lord; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.
Psalm 37: 4 & 5
I read this in Psalms this morning as part of my Bible reading. It was as if the Lord did this on purpose. It seems that lately I have had a little bit of struggle with being unmarried. And I don't know why. I want to be focused on God and doing what I am supposed to do in the here and now.
I remember have a talk with my Dad and I told him that I didn't want to marry 5 or 10 years down the road. I wanted it to be sooner than that. It seems like quite along time from, now. But, my Pa's reply was, 'Just take it one day at a time. That's all we are supposed to do.'
I am so glad that I had that conversation with my Pa. I will always remember what he said. I am glad that all I have to do is take it one day at a time.
Being unmarried is a time to learn new things or master things like arts and crafts. What I do now, could either be a help or lack of for marriage should God so choose to bless me with that aspect of life.
Most women are to get married, but there are a few who are not.
I just need to remember that no matter at what age if I do get married that God can still bless me with a lot of children if He chooses to.
So, while we are in this time of our life as stay at home daughters preparing to be keepers at home that we need to 'Delight ourselves also in the Lord' and he will give us our desires, but only if they are good desires then will he give them to us. We just need to commit our way to him, trust in him, and he and only he will bring it to pass(the right man). We just have to busy ourselves(maybe even more, if we are not busy enough).
Things to do that might help keep one busy:
Learn to sew if you don't know how. If you don't have money for a sewing machine practice hand stitching. Pray for the material, the thread, and anything else if it is expensive. Look for deals. I subscribe to email updates from Hobby Lobby and sometimes they will have a 99 cents sale on Simplicity or McCall's patterns for a limited time.
Learn to crochet.
Learn to knit.
Learn how to embroider.
Read about history, home making, etc. Just make sure it is actual learning not romance( it gets you to think about a guy or the future and daydreaming). You could use this as a research tool.
Spend time with siblings, and teach them things or do stuff with them.
Try out a simple new recipe.
Bake something for someone maybe someone who has lost someone dear to them or someone who needs to smile or just for fun.
Work on penmanship. I have a Spencerian Theory book for that, I just need to get back at that.
Plant a garden and make sure and take care of it.
If you play an instrument then practice it.
Memorize scripture or read more of the Bible. That is the best way to memorize(to read more of it over and over again).
Quilt or learn to quilt.
Learn how to budget( read a book on it, too) and be frugal(look for deals on stuff).
Participate in making food for church get togethers.
Baby sit for a married couple who would like a night out.
There are more I could probably list, but I won't.
And now, I must get off!
I hope everyone has a truly blessed day!!!