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   Gone Where?   Swamped by   Celibacy   Remarriage   Brain Tumor

At the end 11 years of celibacy, God began to deal with me about remarriage and I had said to the Lord "I don't know what I want Lord, you're going to have to do something." Overnight I began to notice women a lot more than I had in a very long time, so I prayed and asked God to bring the right woman into my life. In 1989 I was looking for a job and felt lead by The Holy Spirit to put an application in at the council on aging, in my home town. They informed me that they didn't need anyone at that present time, this was on a Friday. On Monday they called me and asked me to come in for an interview, for someone had quit. I didn't know it at the time but the day of the interview was the day that I would meet my future wife, the one that God had chosen for me.

The job that I was given was to supervise a crew of people, as we went to the seniors homes to work for them, such as mow their lawn etc. My immediate supervisor was Peg, who scheduled all of our work. On the day that I started my job, the Holy Spirit said to me, concerning Peg, "you be a light to her"  Because we were short handed, Peg often went with us to help out. This gave me opportunity to witness to Peg concerning my faith.

At the close of my fourth year at the Counsel on Aging, I began to experience a lot of loneliness and sometimes going home to an empty apartment was overwhelming. I had told my daughters that God was going to bring someone into my life and they thought that I should get out of the apartment and visit church singles meetings etc. I wasn't going to meet anyone in that apartment. I went to a couple of those meeting, it wasn't for me. Besides I noticed that I couldn't get Peg out of my mind, I had developed deep feelings for her.

I shared my dilemma with a brother in Christ that I worked with and he prayed with me that these feelings would leave. Peg at that time was not a Christian and I didn't want to have feelings for her. For a while the feelings left, but would always return. I would pray and ask God "Lord where is my wife?" His reply was "at your door" so I would go over to the front door of my apartment, open it and respond to the Lord, "Lord there is no one there."

This went on for several months until finally one day upon arrival at home, as I hung up my coat the loneliness just overwhelmed me and I collapsed to the floor weeping and sobbing and crying out to God. As I asked God to forgive me of having these feelings for Peg, He spoke to me "I am giving to you Peg, for your wife"  I protested! " Lord she is not a Christian and your word says, that a Christian should not marry a non Christian."  His answer was, "Peg will get saved soon, trust Me"  This happened in October, Peg accepted Christ in November, I baptized her and we were married that January. As I fell in love with Peg, she likewise was falling in love with me. Isn't the Lord so wonderful, thank you Jesus! Peg was at the door, the door of my heart.

Celibacy is a gift from God, and so is marriage. In my estimation it would be impossible for a person to live a life of celibacy, unless it was directed by the will of God.

Genesis 1:18   And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will    make him an help meet for him.

Matthew 19:10-11   His disciples say unto him, If the case of the man be so with his wife,  it is not good to marry.
11.  But he said unto them, All men cannot receive this saying, save they to whom it is given.

1 Corinthians 7:2   Nevertheless, to avoid fornication, let every man have his own wife, and let every woman have her own husband.

1 Corinthians 7:7   For I would that all men were even as I myself. But every man hath his proper gift of God, one after this manner, and another after that.


In Christ's Service 
E.L. Davis