sharing from my heart to yours
I just wanted to share a few thoughts of some others today. These are some quotes from the book 'Lies Women Believe' that I have talked about before. Today I was reading about marriage, and more specifically, submission. Here are a few excerpts from the chapter on marriage. These really struck me, so I thought maybe some of you would be in a similar place and would benefit from them as well.
"Satan knows that if we could see the Truth about biblical submission- one of the most liberating principles in God's Word- we would joyfully embrace it." NLD (Nancy Leigh DeMoss)
"I cannot give logical arguments for submission. It defies logic that Jesus would release all the glories of heaven so He could give us the glory of heaven. Submission is not about logic; it is about love.
Jesus loved us so much that He voluntarily submitted to death on a cross. His command is that wives are to submit to their husbands. It is a gift that we voluntarily give to the man we have vowed to love in obedience to the Savior we love...
God said that man needs a helper. The true woman celebrates this calling and becomes affirming rather than adversarial, compassionate rather than controlling, a partner rather than a protagonist. She becomes substantively rather than superficially submissive.
The true woman is not afraid to place herself in a position of submission. She does not have to grasp; she does not have to control. Her fear dissolves in the light of God's covenant promise to be her God and to live within her. Submission is simply a demonstration of her confidence in the sovereign power of the Lord God. Submission is a reflection of her redemption."
- Susan Hunt
The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will. Proverbs 21:1
"Most men hate "scenes". They despise confusion and disorder. They will go to almost any length to have peace in their homes. They will let a woman have her way rather than argue and quarrel. But the price a man has to pay is the price of his manhood. Before you complain that your husband won't take the leadership of your home, search your heart carefully. Do you really rely on his judgment? Are you willing to commit yourself to his decisions? If not, don't complain that he will not lead. For the sake of peace, he may not fight for his authority."
-Elizabeth Rice Handford
"You must be willing to let him fail- believing that ultimately, your security is not in your husband but in a sovereign God who is not going to fail you." NLD
"What can free us from the drive to control the men in our lives? We must learn to wait upon the Lord; in His time, and in His way, He will act on behalf of those who wait for Him." NLD
Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: Wait, I say, on the Lord. Psalm 27:14
May God bless you
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