“We can’t live successfully without right priorities in our lives.” As I read this chapter, I was enlightened to the truth in this statement. God enlightened me that I have not been following HIS top two priorities… especially #1…. to love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your mind. Oh, of course I love the Lord, but my relationship hasn’t been my top priority. Life, and getting through each day has been my priority. I’ve been trying to do things through MY own strength, and it fails me miserably. Each day, I wake up thinking about what I need to do, all I need to accomplish…but never do I thank the Lord for the new day nor do I ask him to help guide me through the day. To lead me down the right path that day and to help guide my decisions and all I do. I forget that every day and Satan is so very pleased by it. “When you seek Him first every day and ask Him to help you put your life in order, He will do that.” Lord, please help me to remember this as I start my day on Monday. My life is ruling me, and I need the Lord to rule over me.
Okay, I loved the section on submission. As soon as I saw that word, I thought of my MIL. You would think the word submission meant slavery. No matter how much you try, you could never convince her that submission is a choice you make…something you decide to do, not something you are forced to do. As I think of it, if Jesus can submit to the Father, then I can submit myself to him. It’s the LEAST I can do considering the sacrifice he made for me. I try my best to submit to my husband. I am not the greatest at it, I am sure, but it is really important to me to do my best. My family is in an interesting situation regarding the new church we attend, so I have a lot of thinking, investigating and praying to do about the section on submission to church authority. You see, the church we have just begun attending is elder driven….there is no pastor per say, but an elder board that leads the church. I was talking to my DH today about that and had him read the section in this book about it. We are going to be asking questions about how do you submit to a church with no one lead figure, but 8 active elders.
So, what are your thoughts? How much order (or disorder) is your life in? What can (have) you done to fix it?