Praise God that this video was finally able to be successfully uploaded at 12:45am!!!!! If you read yesterdays post, or saw some of the things I said on Facebook yesterday, you know that this was a thorn in my flesh yesterday… but there is something to be said about not giving up when God has given you a task or a command. After more than 12 hours laboring with this and enlisting my children to help, I am awake and my strength has been renewed!!!…Well, actually, I am tired and can’t wait to go to bed :D, but you know what I mean. You’ll definitely want to take a look at the video below. It officially kicks off this discussion on the topic/issue of submission with an introduction to the discussion and an overview of the upcoming month!
‘Every woman I know struggles with submission.We are all feminists at heart, clear back to Eve. We want to be independent. It’s just the way we are. It’s not the way God made us, but it is the way we are as a result of the fall…Some people think submission implies weakness, doormat-ishn-ess. Actually, the reverse is true: submission is difficult and takes great strength of character. It’s not weak women who submit respectfully; it’s strong ones.”
Victoria Botkin, wife of Geoffrey Botkin, mother of seven and author of She Shall Be Called Woman
I agree with Victoria… every woman I know struggles with submission. Not because we want to, but because our flesh demands that we do. Our struggle to submit is larger than just in the area of our marriages. We struggle to submit to God daily… because we have not let go of our sinful hearts. We still want to do things our way, and we want to make our way Gods way…but it doesn’t work like that. His ways must become our ways or nothing else works. Not our marriages, not our parenting, not our friendships…it will all be a struggle unless we conform to His will and submit to His Word. Submission is not the four letter word we have believed it to be. It is a grace-filled word that will bless your life once you make the choice to embrace it.
Your heart will be broken…
Your head will bow down…
Your hands will lift in worship…
When the grace of God comes down..
To fill your heart with Strength
And overwhelm you with His love
This happens only in submission
To the God of Heaven above
Don’t forget to read 1 Peter 3:8-12 in the context of marriage and relationships. I will look forward to talking to you later today!!! I am sooo glad this worked out… Oh! And please don’t forget to connect with me here or over on Facebook. I can’t wait to get to know you and hear your story! See you soon!!