June 12, 2008


Keep A Quiet Heart (by Elisabeth Elliot) on "What do you mean by submission?"

Christians - both men women - recognise first the authorship of Christ. They pray "Thy will be done." They set about making an honest effort to cooperate with what He is doing, straightening out the kinks in their own lives according to His wishes.

A Christian woman, then, in submission to God, recognises the divinely assigned authority of her husband (he didn't earn it, remember, he received it by appointment). She then sets about lending her full strength to helping him do what he's supposed to do, be what he's supposed to be - her head. She's not always trying to get her own way. She's trying to make it easier for him to do his job. She seeks to contribute to his purpose, not to scheme how to accomplish her own.

0 other thoughts:

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...