Jewels From Judy
Thursday, February 12 2004
Submit Yourself To God
Submission is not a dirty word!!!! I find it amazing the difference in my attitude when I submit myself to God. I have actually been crying when I sang and praised Him because inside I hurt so much. Eventually that gloom had to leave because I wouldn't give into it. That is how wonderful our loving Father is to us. I believe it works like this:
(Sub= to get under something like a
Sub-marine goes under water)
Get under God's mission
Submit yourself to God, resist the devil, and he will flee
Why? Because when you are turned toward God the devil has to look into God's light to get to you, and the devil can't stand God's light. He only thrives in darkness. He will try to come against you, but if you are focused on God's light, he will flee. This is God's promise. It is our job to keep our eyes on our Lord and Savior, Jesus.
Light comes in...darkness has to go!
Darkness can not overtake the light
God doesn't want us to submit to Him just for His glory, but because it is the best thing for us! He can then protect and bless us! When you are in submission to God you are the strongest you will ever be!
Jesus said, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." We must humble ourselves and learn to trust and rely on the Lord to bring the things we desire into our lives. As long as we are trying to control our lives, we are not submitting to God's awesome power. The more we submit to God and His word, the more we will grow in His perfect love. We will walk in mercy, kindness, and love when we get under God's mission.
Lord, show us how to submit to Your perfect will! Amen!
James 4:7; Hebrews 12:9; 13:15-17; 1 Peter 2:9, 3:1-2; Phil 2:3; James 5:16; John 10:10, 15:5; Eph 5:21, 27; 2 Corinth 12:9; Prov 10:17; Psalms 107:10-16, 20