Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Gift, part 2

Daughter (go here for the beginning) grew up learning about her Father in heaven (Proverbs 22:6).
Her parents spent time sharing their trust in their Father in heaven and taught her to esteem others more than herself.

"God will always provide for us, Daughter. Knowing this, we can fill our baskets from our garden and pantry to help the family in need."
(2 Samuel 22:2 & 3; Proverbs 3: 5 & 6)
"The money you earned from helping with Mrs. Grandy's garden is an opportunity for you to show your dependence on your Father in heaven. Let's figure out your tithe together."

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She learned that her body is the temple of her Saviour and she prayed for forgiveness to clean her heart.
(Luke 11:34 - 36; John 2:20 & 21; 1 Corinthians 6:19)

"Father, I thank you for your Son. Please forgive me for my sins. Live within me and help me to become more like your son each day."

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She learned the importance of purity for all young people and continued to study what would be God's will in this area of her life.

(Proverbs 30: 8 & 9; 1 Thessalonians 4:4 & 5)

She was learning to live for God's service and glory. Daughter was beginning to understand the gift her Father in heaven had given to her.

(1Thessalonians 4:6 & 7; Titus 1:15)

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When she became 14, her parents sat down and talked about all she had learned about her gift. They talked about the importance of committing herself to be the young woman God would have her to be, as well as committing herself to a pure heart and body for any future husband He may send her (Proverbs 31:10 & 11; Proverbs 12:4). Finally, they discussed the challenges that she could expect as a young woman and how important it was to have a personal conviction to be pure of heart and body. Her parents were confident in Daughter's personal convictions and her faith in the Lord.

"We believe you are ready to take back part of the responsibility for this gift, Daughter. This ring is just to be a reminder to you of the commitment that you have made to your Father in heaven, to us and to yourself. We will continue to protect you as we can, but you will have to be responsible for the purity of your heart now, as well. Remember though, you are never alone."

(Ephesians 6:11 - 18)


Everyone is encouraged to look up the scripture references and study for further proofs of God's plan for the unmarried.


(...to be continued in part 3...)

1 comment:

Mrs. Parunak said...

Another lovely installment! I sure do like this story. Thank you for sharing it.