Expanding Freedom through Submission
Written By Gabriel Coyle
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.
- Who are the people you are called to submit to?
Make a brief list.
- Pick one person or group from your list. What is one practical way you can practice submission to them, or what is one situation you will face when you will have the opportunity to practice submission to them? Create a plan that will enable you to practice this in the next few days.
- Commit this plan to God in prayer and ask that God would transform you more into the image of Jesus as you follow His example of submission to others.
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?