Understanding Submission

“Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”

—James 4:7


Dr. Bob Miller

Dr. Bob Miller

I’m a great fan of exercise . . . I’m just not a good follower.

Among all of the benefits of exercise, working a muscle to a level of monitored stress can increase its strength.  Sarah Young reminds us that trials are exercises designed to develop our trust-muscles.

Each day, we encounter spiritual battles that are fierce.  The enemy’s is pictured as a roaring lion, constantly circling, seeking someone to devour and destroy.  His favorite weapons are fear and failure.  Fear can paralyze us, while failure can make us powerless.

God has given us an arsenal of trust weapon of faith that combat any fear or failure we encounter.

James reminds us to SUBMIT to God and the attacker of our soul will slither away.  When we humble draw near to God, God draws near to us and the enemy flees.

He is our STRENGTH.  In our greatest moments of weakness, He is there.  The psalmist reminds us to be strong in The Lord and in the power of His might.

He is our SONG.  David often sang songs of deliverance known as The Book of Psalms.  Be reminded of “What A Mighty God We Serve”, “He Is My String Tower” and “Victory In Jesus”.  The songs of the saints stifle the strategies of satan.

He is our SALVATION.  We are now in Christ Jesus.  The enemy confronts us with condemning failure, but God comforts us with no more condemnation.  Paul reminds us in Romans 8:1 that we have been set free.

“Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord, is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation.”

—Isaiah 12:2

Onward Christian Soldier!


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