Expanding Freedom Through Submission | 05
Written By Reid Kapple
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 Submission to the Vulnerable.
- Read the words of the Apostle Paul in Philippians 2:3-4 that are rooted in the character of Jesus.
- One of the most effective ways to consider the needs of the vulnerable is to listen to their experiences and seek to understand their pain. What person or people group do you find it difficult to submit to in this way? Why do you think that is the case?
- Consider a way that you can actively listen and learn from this particular vulnerable person or people group. Perhaps it is sitting down with someone to hear more of their story.
- Reflect on a time when you were not listened to or understood in your pain. Try to imagine the vulnerable person in your life feeling the way you felt.
- Pray Philippians 2:3-11 over your life today.
Week 5 of 8 Submission
Small acts of kindness are acts of loving submission.
Not my will, but yours. I am not sure a more difficult sentence has ever been uttered. I’ve always wanted my will.
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