Monday, December 1, 2008

Difference Between Submission and Obedience

Difference Between Submission and Obedience

submit (v): 1) to give over or yield to the power or authority of another; 2) to present for the approval, consideration, or decision of another or others: to submit a plan; to submit an application;

obey (v): 1) to comply with or follow the commands, restrictions, wishes, or instructions of; 2) to comply with or follow (a command, restriction, wish, instruction, etc.).

As you can see, by definition, submission is a far greater thing than obedience.

Submission requires love, respect and a wiling yield to another. Obedience on the other hand doesn't require any personal relationship between the one giving the "command" and the one obeying the command.

My Gracious Moment:

I often see myself as an obedient wife rather of a submissive one.
I believe, I have to repent in many areas being a wife!!

I can say I am better now compare with the first few months of marriage which I had the big transition to face.

These days in God's help & guidance, I am being mindful of being a homemaker, things that really concerns home. It become a habit to clean the house , do chores when I get home from work.

I desire to be a full time wife, homemaker, and future mom.


Anonymous said...

Dear Bonnie,

Bless you precious soul! You are so sweet in your attitude towards work AFTER work. I will pray for God to bless you with your desire to be a full time wife, homemaker, and future mom.

Love, Ernestine :)

JesusRulzMe said...

Oh glory hallelujah! Thank you so much for sharing this sister!

What an incredible thing God is doing with you! And how amazingly awesome is our Lord that He would be so kind to reveal His truth to you re: your being obedient rather than submissive! Oh, our Lord is so good!

I thank God for teaching you such wonderful truths from His word!

I'm so thankful to know you and be blessed by your openness to share so that others might learn as well!

Love you precious sister,

Becoming Me said...

Excellent post. And it is so wonderful that you are working toward this as a young bride...I spent so much of the first 5 years of my marriage struggling and in conflict. Blessings to you!

Anonymous said...

Dear Bonnie,
I am missing you. I hope you are doing well.
Love you!
Ernestine :)