|Give to Get|
I was on a website earlier today. Was at a portion where I had options. Once I made my decision, I pushed the submit button...nothing happened. Well my well oiled patience kicked in and I hit the submit button again like 5 times in two seconds. Still...nothing. "Why won't this thing submit!?!", I heard myself say out loud. Then something clicked inside me.
I realized at that point, that what I once thought of as negative, or maybe...let's say humbling, was more of giving something to get something back in return. When we're told to submit an application, questionaire, recipe or resume, we don't think twice because we do it with an expectation of something good. Something in our favor.
Although some women have a problem uttering the words 'honor and obey', which translate pretty much to submit, I understand that it's God's order. We are protected when we stay within His order. It's when we try to make our own rules that things start going sideways.
Looked up submit, submitted, submitting in my concordance. These words were mentioned a total of 16 times.
Genesis 16.9 Hagar was told to go back and submit herself to Sarai. By doing so she probably avoided dying in the wilderness.
2 Samuel 22.45 Psalms 18.44 Psalms 66.3 Psalms 68.30 1 Cor 16.16 Eph 5.22 Col 3.18 Heb 3.17 James 4.7 1Peter 2.13 1Peter 5.5 1Chron 29.24 Psalms 81.15 Romans 10.3 Eph 5.21
|Sumitting makes us more availble/useful|
Submitting does not necessarily mean a total surrender with no gratification or anything in return as we may think. Most of what we have in life is as a result of what we submitted. I wouldn't be in this apartment, have my bank account or my job if I hadn't submitted an application. These are all good things.Wives submitting themselves to their (Godly) husbands can only be a good thing since he is following Jesus Christ. There is nothing degrading, demeaning or condescending about our Savior
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The following is for my own accountability. Those of you who wish to join me feel free. You can never get enough spiritual food...ENJOY!!! This is the first year I'm reading the Word cover to cover. If I can read a 500 page novel in a week, surely I can read my 2200 pg bible in 52 weeks!! Daily reading schedule example:
1st of the month read:
~*Proverbs and Psalms read ENTIRELY by the end of each month*~
My yearly schedule is based on WWW.BibleGateWay.com
Before I begin my study I make sure my heart is right with prayer and worship.
I ask Him to give me Wisdom, Understanding, Knowledge and Discernment.
If He leads me somewhere else before I actually study...so be it...I want more of HIM
FAITH COMES BY HEARING
AND HEARING BY THE WORD OF GOD
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