What is your reaction to the word submission? Does it conjure up negative or positive feelings? Do you think you can be submissive to your husband? What about GOD? Can you be submissive to your Heavenly Father--the One who created the heavens and the earth and you?
Since I confessed Christ as my LORD and Savior as an adult, I submitted to Him only after I needed Him to come on in my life and rescue me from the enemy. I didn't think that I was being a bad Christian because I had lived my life always doing what I wanted to do as opposed to what GOD wanted me to do. The reality is I started following His commands when life got bad. My concern now is that since my backslide, I don't do all that I used to do to worship Him.
I spent every day with my head in the Bible. I sang seven songs or more in praise and worship every day. I danced my praise dance. I prayed. I prayed all the time without ceasing. I also served in ministry. Then the devil attacked with a vengeance. I got away from doing every thing I did to praise and worship GOD because I felt deathly sick all the time. The truth is I was angry at GOD for allowing the devil to viciously attack my body. I had to keep pushing myself to go to church. I've been in church wrong but I knew I had to keep going. I knew my GOD was still with me.
I had strong faith! What wasn't so strong was my faithfulness to GOD. I've been on my bed of suffering too long with nobody to blame but myself. After all, I was NOT submitting to GOD. Submission means you give up your power and rely on GOD's power. What we tend to forget is all power belongs to GOD anyway. What are we really giving up in submission to GOD?
Any power that we have is given to us because of our submission to GOD. Submission is trusting that GOD's instructions that are found in the Bible, concerning this life are good for us. GOD's instructions to forgive, serve, and love are not given to abuse us but to set us free to be who GOD made us to be. I argue as I grow into a better follower of Christ that the Holy Spirit will give me and the rest of the believers all the power that ever was to do the will of GOD and perform signs, miracles, and wonders for Kingdom purposes but only if we submit to GOD. Then we must repent. Repentance is a subject for another blog post. Until next time!
Here I am purposely engaged in living an inspired life!