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.
Take a minute and read Paul’s instructions in Ephesians 5:15-6:4 to households. What stands out to you?
MEDITATE ON GOD’S WORD – Jesus looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the offering box, and he saw a poor widow put in two small copper coins. And he said, “Truly, I tell you, this poor widow has put in more than all of them. For they all contributed out of their abundance, but she out of her poverty put in all she had to live on.” | Luke 21:1-4
If we cannot honor and serve our own family, what hope do we have of honoring our boss? Our church family? Our neighbor? God Himself?