Thursday, March 27, 2014

Thursday Thoughts on Submission



 Submission is yielding
So we can become
Who God created us to be

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Submission
Cannot be forced
Or demanded

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Submission is not a
Sign of weakness
But proof of strength

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There are lots of words to make us tout
And puff our chests a bit
But oh, the rebel stirs in us
When we hear this; submit

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Submission is permission
To be used for God’s mission

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Submission is not outer conformation
But inner reformation

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Submission is hard for the proud,
For you see,
Submission requires
Humility

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Bend, reach, push, thrust
Exercise each outer part
Bow, yield, pray, trust
Submission; workout for the heart

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Rebellion is defiance
And a stubborn self-reliance
In submission we resign
Our will to God divine

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Submission is not back-breaking
But it is heart-bending

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Easy to utter words pretty with praise
Harder to stutter through God’s Higher Ways

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Happy is the man
Who, in spite of life’s ill
Knows that perfect peace lies in
Submission to God’s will

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Submission is not slave-labor
But a servant-love

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If we would love the Lord our God
With heart, soul, strength and mind
Then we must learn to obey Him
Where faith leaves reason blind

Happy Thursday all!

© Janet Martin

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