Daily Walk with the Holy Spirit

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Are you submissive?

"Submit yourselves to God, resist the devil and he will flee from you." James 4:7

With the power of the Holy Spirit we can overcome what the enemy throws our way.

We are to submit to God first and foremost!

We are also supposed to submit to one another.

To me when you submit to someone you are giving honor to whom honor is due.

Submission to me is called respect, reverence, this is how I see submission.

Do you obey the laws of the land?

Do you obey your parents?

Do you listen and obey your teachers at school?

Do you respond with respect and obedience?

Do you drive according to the speed limit?

Do you respect and listen to your pastor?

If someone who is older than you is looking out for you do you listen to them?

Submission begins when you can start to walk, and talk.

When we are submissive to others it will get us farther in life, and we will earn their respect.

When we are submissive we are not implying that He/She is more superior than us, what we are implying is how much love and respect that we have for God!

Submission is not a master/slave mentality.

Submission is not a head/feet or superior or inferior relationship.

Submission does not mean that you need to submit yourself to abuse either.

We as Christians need to embrace Biblical submission.

Your success will be related to your submission.

Submit to God first and foremost.

After we submit to our Heavenly Father, then we are to submit to one another, to leaders, to our government, and to our earthly husbands.

When we submit to God it is a life changing experience.

When we become submissive then we will be spiritually enabled.

Esther is just one of the many who had a life changing experience. You can read about her experience as she submitted to God in Gensis 16:7-13.

On the other hand if you don't submit to God, and you rebel against God you won't be around long.

Refusal to submit to God will cost you everything.

Take a look into at Jezebel in how wicked she was, she refused to submit to God, therefore she lost her life. Check out 2Kings 9:6-10 & 30-37

Those of us who are submitted to God will begin submission where God's Word begins.

As we follow being submitted to God, all other submission will follow: school, parents, your boss, your place of employment, government leaders, your husband, and wherever else applicable.

When we are submitted we are elevated, enabled, and empowered.

This is a test like any other, but we must be obedient to the one's in authority, most importantly to God!

How do will you pass this test?

"Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the King, as supreme: or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by Him for the punishment of evildoers, and for praise of them that do well." 1 Peter 2:13-14

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