Friday, November 3, 2017
“So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come close to God, and God will come close to you.” James 4:7-8a
Submission is not a word that believers are very comfortable with. It causes us to get very defensive and forceful in our responses and demeanor. Why must we submit? If we submit others will take advantage of us. Many such excuses are designed to keep us from submitting to God and others in authority and they are all lies from the enemy.
There is power in submission. When we submit to God we are surrendering our will, our thoughts, our actions, in fact, our very lives, into His capable hands. Once you give your life to Christ, the enemy will flee. He has no choice.
Jesus has already defeated Satan. He knows that. You have not defeated him, Jesus has. Our all-powerful, mighty, awesome God has done the job for us. All He asks is that we submit ourselves to Him so that we can have the victory over the enemy. Don’t you want that?
My God, I come to You in the name of Jesus. Your Word teaches me submission to You and I want to do it for I want to walk in obedience. Lord, help me to renew my mind and grant me the strength to lay my will down just like Jesus did. I thank You for hearing and answering my prayer. Amen.