Talking About Submission (Desiring God)

The further we drift from talk of submission, the easier my life becomes… But as a follower of Christ, my desire is to see Jesus glorified, not my flesh. And submission is tied directly to the glory and honor due to our Lord and his word. To retreat from the topic of submission is to throw aside fundamentals of marriage that God ordained from the beginning. If ever there were a time to dialogue about marriage, submission, and the attendant glory of Christ, it is now.
Kim Cash Tate

This post was challenging and encouraging to me as a wife. Submission is something that is close to my heart and always has been, even prior to marriage. It is often seen as a dirty word, and I can appreciate how Kim Cash Tate pointed out the various ways that the topic of submission is often approached – apologetically and/or sympathetically. Submission is no thing to apologize for, as it is God’s intended design, nor is it something to gather around and lament about. It is a beautiful thing ordained by God that shows off a glorious picture of His wisdom, and yes, even His Gospel.

While, yes, I know it isn’t always easy, it is beautiful & it speaks loudly to a watching world. There may be situations where it may feel difficult to submit. In those moments, we can, by the power of the Holy Spirit, battle our sin and flesh and put it to death in order that God may be honored and glorified.

May the Lord continue to enable and help His daughters see the wisdom and grace in His plan of submission.

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2 thoughts on “Talking About Submission (Desiring God)

  1. net2as1@gmail.com says:

    Very good information. Thanks for shedding light on “Submission” .It’s not so hard to do when we know how and why. Amen.
    God bless.

  2. misscte says:

    That was a beautiful outlook and expression on submission. I enjoyed reading. When we talk again, I will express my thoughts on why I would like to but do not share with my outside acquaintances.

    Love you. Mom Melba

    On Tue, Oct 6, 2015 at 9:13 AM, A Learning Wife wrote:

    > Jenn R. posted: ” Link: > http://www.desiringgod.org/articles/we-need-to-talk-about-submission The > further we drift from talk of submission, the easier my life becomes… But > as a follower of Christ, my desire is to see Jesus glorified, not my flesh. > And submission is “

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