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Monday, November 1, 2010


What does that really mean?  To be submissive?  Here is the Webster’s Dictionary definition….
-        Inclined or ready to submit; acknowledging one's inferiority; yielding; obedient; humble.
 - Showing a readiness to submit; expressing submission; as, a submissive demeanor.

I have been thinking about this a lot when it comes to being a submissive wife, which is what the Bible commands us to be.  Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.--Colossians 3:18  ; "Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord." -Ephesians 5:22
Am I doing everything I know to be submissive?  Do I really know what it means and takes?  When I really thought about it, the answer is no.  I have become very stubborn and opinionated over the years. This makes me really sad and ashamed.  I am in the beginning stages of really studying this out.  What the bible says on this manner, on being a godly, Christian wife, really.  There is a lot going thru my head lately and a lot of emotions and feelings I am trying to sort out but one thing I have came to the conclusion is I want to be a better wife.  One that is submissive to her husband, that is a help meet, And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him-- Genesis 2:18.  I truly believe that in doing this, I will not only become a better wife but a mother, friend, sister, employee, etc… a better person in general.  I discovered Blue Letter Bible. Com yesterday for the first time and love it!  I have so much reading materials and scriptures to research already!  I am really excited and can’t wait to see how it changes me!  How God changes me thru is Word.  It amazes me how you can pick up the Word and read and it completely changes you!  And people say that the Word isn’t alive?

1 comment:

  1. Warning..I'm sorry for the long comment. This is a topic I am very passionate about....
    I'm not sure what it would be like to have someone comment on my thoughts, but here I go anyway. I just wanted to encourage you on your journey to submission. It seems, in today's society, it is frowned upon to be submissive. Women who do so are looked at as having no opinion (far from the truth in my case!) or as being a doormat for their husband to walk over. We are bombarded daily with tv shows, commercials, newspapers, etc. depicting men as stupid and lazy. Women in the media are continually taking leadership roles in the home. It is not surprising that men are being raised to believe this is okay, and some even desire it. God created man first. Period. He knew man would need a helpmeet, but I believe God wanted man to figure that out for himself. I'm fairly certain Eve did not take her first breath, and then say "Oh Adam, really, why would you name that thing an elephant? How stupid can you be?" God designed her to be a "help" not a hag. I will pray for you and others who read this. From a woman who has been commited her entire married life to submitting to her husband, I can tell you, it is possible, it is fruitful, it's not always easy, but it is God's plan. And when we follow His way, we are always blessed in the end.


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