Expanding Freedom through Submission / 02
Written By Joseph Luigs
The disciplines are practices at their core where the Spirit of God does His work of shaping us more into the image of Jesus. Practice the discipline of submission in this way today.
Think back to the Tuesday article on What Submission Is NOT:
- What areas of your life do you most try to control?
- In your different spheres of life (work, relationships, school, etc.) where do you have authority? Have you taken advantage of and misused your authority?
- Confess to God the area(s) of life that you seek to control. Ask Him to help you let go of having your way in that/those ways.
- Having identified where you have misused your authority, confess to those people and ask for forgiveness if you have not already done so.
How you end your day impacts rest and rejuvenation for the next. God’s people throughout history have practiced a surrendering of all things in prayer before they laid down to sleep. While we zero in on the discipline of prayer, each Sunday we will engage in two prayers, allowing the repetition to help us be at home in these prayers.
How you start your day informs how you go about your day. Throughout history, God’s people rose early to focus their heart, soul, mind and strength in prayer with God. While we zero in on the discipline of prayer, each Sunday we will engage in two prayers, allowing the repetition to help us be at home in these prayers.
Since the first human being was called to work and keep God’s creation, we have created tools to empower fruitful work. The same is true in our spiritual pursuit of prayer. The Psalms have been the refined tools of prayer for God’s people for millennia.