- Susan Davis
I wonder how many of you were completely skeptical as you read through the previous two blogs. I think I would have been. I would have had a total disconnect I think. Perhaps it’s society, perhaps it’s life beating us down over the years, but I’ve seen it in my own experience and can completely understand when I see it in so many friends – our instinctive reaction in life is to take care of ourselves, to watch out for ourselves, to put up walls to protect ourselves. It’s completely understandable and even commendable in terms of being strong. Yet that is not God’s way…
I recently read a work of fiction, “And the Shofar Blew” by one of my favorite authors, Francine Rivers. One of the characters is a pastor’s wife who “submits” to her husband as he basically abandons his family in his pursuit of growing a church – all for God’s glory of course. It’s a great illustration of submission being completely misused and abused by a husband. This is not what God is calling anyone to. So what is our Heavenly Father asking of us when He asks us to submit? I’m not certain I can verbalize it succinctly yet… I know it’s primarily in the attitude of my heart.