Ladies, IT’S A FIGHT!!!

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This, of course, is the final repost of 2012. I wanted to take us into 2013 with this mindset; IT”S A FIIIIIGHTTTTTT TO LIVE GODLY!! Submission is involved in EVERY aspect of Godly living…Do we want to live lives that honor God?? Very simply…Submit.

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“For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;” 2Corinthians 5:3-5

I spoke to a friend this evening, and as we spent time encouraging one another we both confessed that, even though we are submitting on the outside, it is more difficult at times to submit and honor on the inside…in our thoughts.  I just wanted to share before turning in that, in case you didn’t know it, if we are fighting our flesh and the world system in the area of submission to God, and submission to our husbands, we are involved in the fight of our lives ladies!!! This is not for the faint at heart or those easily weakened in the knees!! It’s not for those who think they want to make a commitment, or think submission is the next movement and just want to be included!! It will take resolve and consistency and commitment and stamina!!! This is not a sprint, but a glorious marathon, where we get to die a little more each day to the old us,(and a lot on some days) that was shaped and chiseled and hardened by sin, and come alive to the new us, made soft and pliable in Christ’s likeness again. What does the above verse say?? “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh!!!!!!!  (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds).”  Strongholds must be pulled down!!! Our thought life must change!!!   

“Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too. You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being. When he appeared in human form, he humbled himself in obedience to God and died a criminal’s death on a cross.Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave him the name above all other names, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:3-11

If you are fighting this battle in the arena of your thought life, take courage!!! You are not alone! I want to share a couple of things to help you on the battlefield…and remember, we are sisters in this. If the enemy seems to be one up on you,

1. Close your mouth (Ecclesiastes 10:14, Proverbs 29:11, 12:23, 14:33, 17:28)

2. Pray (Psalm 141:2, 143:1, Proverbs 15:8, 15:29)

3. CHOOSE not to be selfish

4. Be HUMBLE

5. THINK OF OTHERS as better than yourself

6.DON’T LOOK OUT FOR YOUR ON INTERESTS

7. Take a GENUINE interest in your husbands life/issues/concerns

8. Have the SAME ATTITUDE AS CHRIST

9. Begin to MEMORIZE and RECITE Gods Word

9. TAG us on the Facebook page and just shout PRAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!! And we will know what to do 😀

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6 thoughts on “Ladies, IT’S A FIGHT!!!

    crysviews said:
    October 10, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    How true this is!! The more I revisit situations that have occurred in our marriage, I think to myself, “Wow…what was I thinking when I did or said THAT?” What I wasn’t thinking about at the time was real submission. And the battlefield of the mind is serious business in ALL things, but especially as it relates to marriage.

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      joyfullysubmitted responded:
      October 10, 2012 at 7:03 pm

      Hi Crysviews…thank you so much for sharing your thoughts! To quote you, “What I wasn’t thinking about at the time was real submission.” In the heat of the moment none of us are… This afternoon as we discussed Daniel chapter 3, the kids and I discussed what happens when we are placed in a fire SEVEN times hotter than anything we’ve ever been through…the answer is that what really inside of us comes to the suface, is brought to the surface by the heat…The fire of Gods Spirit is THE purifying agent in te life/heart of the believer. In those heated discussions in marriage or any other relationship, we can tell what’s hiding inour hearts by what comes out of our mouth 😦 and if our hearts/lives are not already living out submission, than in those moments we will not seek to glorify God, but to advance our own selfish agendas… You are absolutely right! “The Battlefield of the mind is serious business in ALL things, but ESPECIALLY as it relates to marriage!!!!” Thanks again for sharing your thoughts 😀

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    smithspirations said:
    October 11, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Best advice… “Close your mouth”! Yep, been there, too! 😉

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      joyfullysubmitted responded:
      October 11, 2012 at 2:18 pm

      Amen 😀

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    peacefulwife said:
    October 11, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    LOVE THIS!!!! Beautiful! Sage advice.

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