Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time,7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:6-7 (NKJV)
Submission as a wife begins when we first live a life of submission to Jesus Christ.
From ministering to women around me, I know it is time for a refocus, a re-learning of what true submission is to womanhood.
The worldly advice says that submission brings women nothing but shame and brokenness; that women who submit in their marriages become slaves or are objectified by their husbands.
The worldly advice is wrong – DEAD WRONG.
God’s Word is TRUTH and it is from this WORD that we must live if we are His people.
Submission to Christ as Lord of our lives brings freedom, simplicity and power.
Paul tells us in Romans 6:5-7 that we should no longer be slaves to sin.
For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection, 6 knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin.7 For he who has died has been freed from sin. (NKJV)
We who have surrendered (submitted) our hearts, minds and indeed our very lives to Christ have been freed from sin! Sin holds no power over us and we have a way to avoid and not partake of any kind of sin — for Jesus Christ lives in us!
Wow, this is not something the world, nor our enemy, Satan, wants you to know about submission.
Freedom. In. Christ.
Dead to Sin. Alive to God.
Do you want to live according to God’s plan for your life, marriage, and all other relationships? Rise up from the death that the world and the prince of this world want you to embrace and come alive in Christ!
Choose to humble yourself before God and submit to His authority.
It is His way that we as wives must submit to; and as we do we are brought into true freedom. In the next weeks we will look at how submission brings us simplicity and power.
Now, walk in freedom that submission to Christ brings.
But may the God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you.11 To Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever.
Amen. 1 Peter 5:10-11 (NKJV)
Settling in the supremacy of Christ a little more each day,
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