"The nations shall know that I am the Lord,” says the Lord God, “when I am hallowed in you before their eyes." ~ Ezekiel 36:23

Monday, August 16, 2010


If I desire all the blessings our Lord has for me, I must submit to His input into my life.  In submission I open my life to be filled by Him, for His purposes and His glory.  My lack of submission to Him, my submission only to self, limits blessings to only those I can provide, not the best, to be sure.

I've been thinking about the act of submission and the results of that, whether to God, or to each other.  When my wife and children are submitting to my desires, I am inclined to pour blessings onto them.  When I am submitted to my wife's desires, she is inclined to bless me, and my children, when I am open the their personal needs and desires, are more loving and respectful to me.

Our submissions, one to another, opens doors and inclines us to each other; as in a team building exercise, when all are open, when all are trusting, when all are committed and submitted, we all win.

and isn't that a better way?

Wives, {be subject} to your own husbands, as to the Lord.  For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the church, He Himself {being} the Savior of the body.  But as the church is subject to Christ, so also the wives {ought to be} to their husbands in everything.   

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her, so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless.  So husbands ought also to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself; for no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ also {does} the church, because we are members of His body.  ~ Ephesians 5:22-30

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right.  HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER (which is the first commandment with a promise), SO THAT IT MAY BE WELL WITH YOU, AND THAT YOU MAY LIVE LONG ON THE EARTH.  Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Ephesians 6:1-4
Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. ~ James 4:7

1 comment:

  1. Beautifully written! Since Jesus came as a servant, we are to serve others...especially those in our family! Great post...