“But if you marry, you have not sinned; and if a virgin marries, she has not sinned. Yet such will have trouble in this life, and I am trying to spare you. But this I say, brethren, the time has been shortened, so that from now on those who have wives should be as though they had none;” (1 Corinthians 7:28-29)
Looking at life and its meaning, our view is often of the day and the circumstance. Paul is calling for us to look at the age and its reality. Recognize that each path will carry with it burdens and these should not be taken on lightly. Walk therefor with intentionality and seek to see things from the perspective of eternity.
Lord open my eyes to see beyond the immediate. I am in this moment and I should not leave it, but help me to live in this moment knowing what You have promised and how things shall be after this age. Holding these two things together, teach me how to walk in the way of salvation. Guide me to make choices that will enable me to walk boldly in faith. Teach me faithfulness.
Come Holy Spirit and amidst the confusion of this age show me a clear path that You would have me walk. Guide me moment by moment and teach me about the eternal perspective. Let my heart be free in You, but guarded from the wiles of this world. In all things, teach me to live wholly in the grace I have been given knowing that all things are in Your hands. Lead me always! Amen.