The S Word (and I’m Not Talking Sex)
I have been having a discussion with God.
For weeks He’s been talking to me about submission. Now I’m cool with that, but I really hate the fussin’ that ensues when you bring up the topic with other folks. It has lots of hot buttons and more than a few land mines. I’m a peacemaker at heart and I really don’t enjoy get folks riled up.
That said, I think I’m not going to get away with letting the topic go (God is so persistent), so I’m just going to put on my big girl panties and share a few thoughts about submission over this next week. Let me start by saying that submission has a bad rep and for the most part has been misrepresented. So if you would, please set down any immediate thoughts and reactions and hear me out.
Jesus is our example and the Holy Spirit is growing us up to be like Him. Jesus understood and lived a life of submission. You see it in how He submitted to His parents, you see it as He walked through His ministry years doing a fine dance between the Roman government and the legalistic religious leaders. You see it in His teachings. You see it in His death, where He submitted to the wishes of His Father, even though it meant humiliation, incredible pain and death.
You also see it in the Holy Spirit inspired writings of the New Testament.
All this to say, I see submission as a Kingdom dynamic. We need to understand submission and learn how to walk in it rightly. This is not something we want to excuse our way out of, explain away or dismiss as something we don’t have to do.
More tomorrow …
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From Grace Driscoll ~ 10 Practical Ways to Honor Your Hubby I love practical. This is a great list to meditate on.
A sweet Valentine idea ~ What I Love About You Valentine All you need is paper and pen. (from Small Notebook)
Be generous! Lori <><
2 days until Valentine’s Day!