Monday, December 20, 2010

Submission

These are the notes I took from a chapter of Nancy Leigh DeMoss' book Becoming God's True Woman. The chapter is called "Liberated Through Submission", by Bunny Wilson.

Everyone submits to someone.
Husband yields to God
loves wife as Christ loves church
final decision maker
spiritual head
lives with wife in understanding way (I don't think I want this job)
Wife submits to his final decisions

When a boss makes an unreasonable request:
Stop
collect thoughts
speak the truth in love
submit and yield
give the issue to God
Faith - believe that God knows and hears all,
and will intervene on my behalf without further input from me
wait to discover God's will

submission means God intervenes

Sharing the truth in love will allow God to use us as an effective "helper" in our husband's life.

Faith recognizes that God can make a straight line with a crooked stick.

Because I am a Christian, I submit to your decision. I believe God can lead you in the way you should go. I also believe if you make a mistake, God can fix it. Now, what can I do to help?

All this gives us the right to be heard next time.

Patience is one of the main ingredients necessary for a successful submitted life... it requires us to release control of a situation. We must walk in faith, believeing that God will intervene when we are called to submit to someone in authority.

"I remember the day my wife turned me over to the Lord. She didn't tell me that's what she had done, but I knew it had taken place. Before, when she would contend with me, it allowed me to justify decisions I knew were not pleasing to the Lord. But when she relinquished control, the only person I had to deal with was the Lord, and that's an uncomfortable position."
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