Submission

On my Bible study blog about Spiritual Disciplines, Further up, Further In, we have begun a discussion about submission.  I thought it would be cool to post it here too to get some more thoughts and input about this. Feel free to leave your thoughts and comments.

I appreciate the way Valerie Hess writes about submission.  So often when I hear that word, I automatically think of submitting within the context of a marriage or in church.  I have no problem with either, but I am glad she broadened the use of the word and the discipline. 

I think the area of submission within church and marriage and  has been talked about to death.  In studying submission this week, lets try to think outside of those two boxes.  Lets think of submitting to God in other areas of our lives.  Some examples might  be submitting to God by:

  • Giving up the need to be right
  • listening to and accepting criticism from others
  • Not speeding
  • Not littering
  • Being on time for events

Those are some of my ideas.  What are some of  yours?

2 thoughts on “Submission

  • August 23, 2008 at 6:19 pm
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    Submission to God’s plan for my life, even when it is not what I had in mind. I have been dealing with cancer this year…something I never expected and had a hard time accepting until I submitted to God and realized He only wants what is best for me and for furthering His kingdom. It has been easier to deal with knowing I am exactly where God wants me at this time in my life.

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  • August 24, 2008 at 10:40 am
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    Right now, it is good to remember that God appoints rulers and leaders and that we are to submit to them. The mystery is that we have free will within the context of God’s sovereign rule. So, it is good to ask, “Whom do I want to submit to?” in the coming election.

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