Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Love and Submission
The thought struck me today that how much we submit ourselves to God and His authority in our lives is directly linked to how we view His love for us. If we truly believe and trust that He loves us unconditionally and at all times has what is best in mind for us then we would have no problems submitting to whatever he might be leading us to do. We would know that He would never lead us into something that was going to be "bad" for us. In contrast if we don't believe He has what is best for us in mind then we will find ourselves constantly seeking to modify His plan to suit what we think is best for us. We will find ourselves only doing the things that seem reasonable. Bottom line is we must meditate on God's love and ask ourselves what we really believe practically about God's love for us. Saying, "yes, I know God loves me" is easily said, but is not so easily lived out.