REFORMERS DIGEST - DAY 30
Today we are talking about submission.
Without submission, there will not be progress. _James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you._
*Until you're submissive you can't resist the devil/opposing forces. You can't turn the table around for your good.* You will keep praying and it will only be hitting the ceiling. Many believers are struggling for nothing because the want it their own ways.
What does it mean to submit to God? *Submitting to God is simply by total obedience to the word of God.* Many are walking in disobedience to God and His word. It's you that will end up suffering and frustrated not God. When God's word says you should forgive and you refuse, still bearing grudges, in malice, bitterness against someone - is that not an act of unsubmission. When God's word says you should carry your body in honour to Him and you're still in the Web of fornication, illicit romance and relationship, masturbation working for the pleasure of your flesh - is that not unsubmission. When God's word demands that you pay your tithe and give your first fruit, and offerings and here you are, you won't pay a dime - is that not unsubmission. Instead of obeying God, many are trying to twist the scriptures, give reasons for not indulging in it and yet they are expecting progress. It doesn't work like that. Until you come to the point of obedience to God, then you will keep moving round the circle. Is time to submit to God and make unlimited progress - which area are you unsubmissive to God?... Exodus 37 and 38.