Couples And Submission To God
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Couples And Submission To God

Couples And Submission To God

In conclusion of the series on Love And Submission (please read the preceding articles here, here, here and here), I must restate that determination to work their marriage must be present in the hearts of couples.
In pursuance of marital bliss, couples must make up their minds that they would do every necessary thing by the word of God to make their marriage successful. This determination would necessitate their taking the right steps towards the marital bliss they so desire. This marital bliss can only happen when they also make up their minds to obey God’s every word concerning marriage; especially in the area of Love And Submission. Loving and submitting is submission to God.

Submission To Your Husband Is Submission To God
When a woman loves God, she would want to obey His every word, she will submit to her husband as unto the Lord, like God demands, whether or not she thinks he deserves her submission.
When any one falls in love with God, it is not difficult to submit to God and follow His leading.
Any Church that truly loves God will not refuse following His lead.
Same way when a woman truly loves God, she will easily love her husband as God commands. She will not despise his leadership or question his authority, she will gladly submit to him because of her love for him. Submission is enabled and I dare say, maybe automated when genuine love is in place, and genuine love is only found in genuine love for God. Submission to your husband can only happen when your submission to God is in place.

Loving Your Wife Is Submission To God
Obedience to God is a result of love for God. When any man loves God, obeying His word is hardly a struggle because God has his heart. When a man genuinely loves God, he sees his wife as one flesh with him, he sees his wife through God’s eyes, and he does not allow offense to affect his love for his wife.
So when God asks a man to love his wife, it becomes a matter of love, loyalty and submission to God, whether or not he feels his wife deserves to be loved, he wants to obey God, he just wants to please God.
Loving your wife only happens when you truly love God and willingly submit to Him.

And you shall love the Lord your God with all your [mind and] heart and with your entire being and with all your might. Deuteronomy 6:5 (AMP)

And what this love consists in is this: that we live and walk in accordance with and guided by His commandments (His orders, ordinances, precepts, teaching). This is the commandment, as you have heard from the beginning, that you continue to walk in love [guided by it and following it]. 2 John 1:6 (AMP)

Whoever says, I know Him [I perceive, recognize, understand, and am acquainted with Him] but fails to keep and obey His commandments (teachings) is a liar, and the Truth [of the Gospel] is not in him. 1 John 2:4 (AMP)

Copyright© Ugochi Oritsejolomisan  2013

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So where are you on your journey of Love and/or Submission?

Ugochi Oritsejolomisan

Ugochi Oritsejolomisan is a mentor, encourager and influencer. She writes to inspire you to live a full life. Ugochi lives in Canada with her husband Benson and their children; Joshua, Joseph and Josiah.

  • Tosin
    Posted at 21:58h, 24 October

    Submission seems like losing control but it is indeed a true sign of strength. I am not married but am preparing myself and learning submission,so that I can please God. Thanks sis, visiting here does a lot of good. God bless you plenty.

    • Ugochi Jolomi
      Posted at 22:09h, 24 October

      It is indeed and I am certain you will make that man proud to be married to you. I am learning submission in marriage. I wish I had before marriage, it would have been much better.
      Thanks for your kind and encouraging words, thank you so much for coming by and have a super blessed day!

  • Rosey
    Posted at 20:17h, 22 October

    I think you picked some good ones to expand on because these seem to be easily misconstrued or misinterpreted.

    I’m just swinging over to see your latest post and say hello. 🙂

    • Ugochi Jolomi
      Posted at 12:05h, 23 October

      Thanks a lot Rosey! I pray someone finds it a timely help.
      Do have a super blessed day!

  • Michell
    Posted at 17:34h, 22 October

    Yes Ugochi! If we truly love God, then we’ll truly love those He puts in our lives! We will be judged by how well we do our part in any relationship…regardless of what the other does. True love is self(less) and that’s the only way we’ll truly love one another. Thanks for sharing my friend!! Have a blessed week!

    • Ugochi Jolomi
      Posted at 12:06h, 23 October

      It all comes down to loving God Michell.
      Thanks a lot for coming by, do have a super blessed day!

  • Mothering From Scratch
    Posted at 14:12h, 22 October

    {Melinda} Love how you always speak Truth. I think in marriage we always want to think it’s the other person that needs to change. But the only person that we can control is us. And when we submit in obedience to Him, He can work through us to change our attitudes. And often, it affects those around us positively as well.

    • Ugochi Jolomi
      Posted at 17:35h, 23 October

      This realization that I not my husband needed fixing, brought great liberty to me and our marriage.
      Thanks a lot Melinda, for coming by and sharing your thoughts here, do have a super blessed day!

    Posted at 21:50h, 21 October

    This is amazing. It is so true! Thank you for all you do for Abba!

    • Ugochi Jolomi
      Posted at 17:37h, 23 October

      Thanks Susie, I give Him all the praise!