Woe to the rebellious children,' says the LORD, Who take counsel, but not of Me, and who devise plans, but not of My Spirit, that they may add sin to sin; who walk to go down to Egypt, and have not asked My advice, to strengthen themselves in the strength of Pharaoh, and to trust in the shadow of Egypt!' Isaiah 30:1-2
You've got some options. You can choose: Carelessly or Carefully.
Unwisely or Understanding God's will.
To be filled with the spirit of the world or to be filled with the Spirit of God.
Those are your choices today, and I can tell you how you are going to choose which option to follow. You will make your decision with one word: Submission.
You might not like the word submission, or the idea of anything remotely like submission, but you do it every day without even noticing. Today, you will choose to submit to something. And speaking directly to wives, this leads us to three priorities concerning your role in your marriage.
First, it leads you to submit to Christ. This is first and foremost the highest priority in your life.
Second, it leads you to submit to the authority that God has placed over you as a wife. Ephesians 5:22-23 makes this clear, saying, Wives, submit to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is head of the wife, as also Christ is the head of the church. If you don't like it, I still can't change it for you-it's God's Word, and it will never change no matter how much you protest.
Third, it leads you to submit to God's Word and the biblical picture for your marriage. God designed marriage, so it just might make sense to follow His plan for it.
Almost no one likes the idea of submission, at least not until they understand the fruit it brings to our lives. Because the fruit is that we are not alone, someone above us is pulling for us, using their position to bring us into everything God has planned for us. A door of blessing and provision is open to us, propelling us into our callings.
Submission to God's plan should never be the bars of a prison; it should be a catapult into our callings. Will you choose to submit to God today?
Prayer Lord Jesus,
Thank You for Your good plan for my life and marriage! I'm not sure I understand what Your Word says about submission yet, but I choose to trust You. I choose today to submit to You and to my husband, following Your plan for our marriage.