Saturday, September 26, 2009

Submission Begins Where Agreement Ends

How's that for a thought of the day?  We heard Bro. John Wright preach on this topic last February, and that one point from his message has stuck with me ever since.  It applies to authority on every level.  Submission begins where agreement ends.  Of course, it's easy to submit when we are in agreement, but as Bro. Wright pointed out, that is not really submission.  Doing what you are asked to do when you want to do it is called cooperation.

At the time I heard this message, it really spoke to me regarding my own submission as a wife to my husband and as a child of God to my heavenly Father.  But lately it has also come in handy in my parenting!  I'm sure my kids are glad I heard that one.

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  1. That is so true! I feel certain that I will use that today with our boys at some point. :) Thank you for sharing it. Hope you're having a wonderful fall thus far.



  2. Submission isn't a popular topic due to the implications of our having to die to ourselves. Which by the way goes against everything that the world tells us. I have found that when I don't submit with a willing heart to my husband, my children will pick up on this and there is dissension in the household. But ultimately when we are not submitting to those that God has placed in authority over us we are rebelling against Him. Wow, how humbling. Thanks for this Sally.

    Thanks for your encouragement at my place. I thank God for those that He has placed in my life to give me messages of encouragement, wisdom, and conviction.

    Blessings, Julie

    Blessings, Julie

  3. Excellent point! Thanks for the food for thought.


  4. I enjoyed looking over your blog! I found it through a friend the other day and added you as a friend. I'm just trying to get back into the habit of blogging. We're IFB missionaries in Japan. Also thought it was neat to see that your husband teaches King's Kids, as that's what we use here translated into Japanese. Happy to find you!




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