About the Book
- Are you a single Christian woman wondering what’s going to happen next in your life?
- Is your faith wavering as you wait for that special “someone”?
- Have you been praying and enduring for months only to go though another breakup, failed relationship or bad decision?
If this is you, then this book is for you.
In Ten Reminders for the Single Christian Woman, Pamela Q. Fernandes talks about why you should stay optimistic and remain in God’s love.
Maybe you’re someone who has made a grave mistake or someone whose heart has been broken. Maybe you’re a woman who is doubtful. As a thirty-something woman, I can assure you that it’s natural to feel this way. To wonder, if we’re doing something wrong? Irrespective of which stage of the curve you are, as a single Christian woman, this book is a series of faith reminders as you go about your vocation. It’s not about finding the right partner or getting married or staying single. No, it’s about remembering God’s promises and ensuring that your single life is lived to its fullest. It’s about enjoying and traveling, growing spiritually, sowing the seeds of faith wherever you go and fulfilling your ministry as a single person. This is a time for growing and sowing.
Sometimes our ministry is borne of our deepest pain. God will use your trials for His glory. There are no coincidences in life. Our Father has orchestrated everything.
When we surrender our desperation at the foot of the cross, God can use it marvelously. God asked Moses in Exodus 4:2 (RSV), “What is that in your hand?” He said, “A staff.” And he said, “Throw it on the ground.” So he threw the staff on the ground, and it became a snake, and Moses drew back from it.
That very staff was used to part the Red Sea and to create all the magic tricks that left the Egyptians spellbound. God used that simple staff and did so many things with it. Powerful things.
With whatever you have right now, God can use it for his glory. God can use your ministry and turn it into something so amazing, that it’s beyond your wildest dreams.
I must admit, I didn’t want to write this book. Like every Christian assignment in my life that the Lord asked me to do, I whined and said no. With my first book, Ten Reminders for the Christian Unemployed, then with the Christian Circle podcast, I had reservations and complaints. Can you imagine that? God asked me to do His work, and I had reservations. Me! The gall of me!
But I did. Why? Because I didn’t want to open my Bible and be confronted with the truth. I didn’t want to read it and find it separating bone from my flesh, pointing out what a hypocrite I was. Showing me that I had failed God in so many ways that I had chosen everything but God at times. I didn’t want to study and learn what I already knew, that I was flawed and sinful. That God was calling me to a life of holiness. In a world where I liked to believe that God was all loving, I didn’t want to confront a God who was also one of justice and one to whom I’d have to give an account of my life to someday.
Then there was the world. What would they say? Liberal Christian women would sneer at me, liberated women would hate me, and my own friends would mock me if they’d ever read a word of what I’d written. Why are you making me write this Lord? Why?
But God wanted me to write. I wrote to my editor, and half prayed she would reject my book because I wasn’t ready to write what God wanted me to write. As I went through Lent and sat down every day at three in the afternoon to pray, God gave me lines of words, promises, from my Bible, or reminded me what to say, when I didn’t know what to write. And that’s the beauty of it. By ourselves, we can do little, but God can take our ordinary staffs and little hands and do magic.
Christ completes you and me. You may be lonely, broken, abused, but God loves you not because of who you are and what you do for Him, but because of who HE is.
He is changing the water of your life into the wine of his kingdom.
I pray that these Ten Reminders that I use to keep me in God’s grace through my season of singlehood will be helpful to you as well.
About the Author
In this follow up book in her Ten Reminder Series, Pamela talks about her own struggles with faith. She explains about discerning a vocation and finding meaning as a single Christian woman. She continues to practice as a doctor and medical writer, occasionally dabbling in fiction. You can listen to her at the Christian Circle Podcast.
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