#PhotoToaster (Taken with instagram)
All my siblings, together in one place (a long time ago now) (Taken with instagram)
I don’t know exactly the path I’m traveling…but let me tell you, it’s beautiful (Taken with instagram)
13 For You formed my inward parts;
You covered me in my mother’s womb.
14 I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.
15 My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written,
The days fashioned for me,
When as yet there were none of them.
17 How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!
How great is the sum of them!
18 If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand;
When I awake, I am still with You.
[Submission is Intentional Trust]
I love this concept, and specifically worded in this way. While appropriate submission and dependency is required by all God’s children, Godly women today I am principally looking at us. We are called to be submissive in many careful ways and in many venues. With grace and love, our submission can be used to encourage and support others. The characteristics more commonly found in women are often powerfully used to assist the men in our lives..fathers, brothers, husbands. With that in mind, I am challenging the Type A, bold, driven, intelligent, active and engaged women to perform dutifully against your nature and learn to be submissive in love. Intentionally trust in God and in the men He surrounds us with. Submitting to the Lord is prudent and protects us from self-inflicted pain rather than the worldly belief that submission is weakness.
Verses I’ve reflected on:
(James 4:7 NKJV)
(1 Peter 5:5 NKJV)
(Ephesians 5:22 NKJV)
I set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth. (Genesis 9:13 NKJV) and I will remember My covenant which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; the waters shall never again become a flood to destroy all flesh. (Genesis 9:15 NKJV).
What a happy day for man, that we are constantly afforded grace we do not deserve. Since the beginning of time the human race has failed to glorify our Creator, we are instead distracted by our own selfish pursuits. Because our heavenly father loves us such an incredible amount we are forgiven and blessed DESPITE ourselves. We are immeasurably loved by an awesome and terrible God!