Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Road to Rebellion

When I was 8 or 9 years old I had it in my mind that my parents didn't love me. So to test their love I told them I was running away for good. I packed every stitch of clothing I had in a big bag with two handles as I cried the whole time and muttered to myself telling myself they didn't care about me. It was pouring rain outside as I walked out the door and My Dad asked if I was sure I wanted to leave. "yyYes." I sniffled. About half-way up the road my Dad yelled
"Becky, come back!"
"But you guys don't love me!"
He ran in the mud in his white socks scooped me up and brought me back in the house as I hugged him so tightly. My Dad loved me. I was a brat. He chose to love me anyways. And as I grew up I really learned that my relationship with my Dad is very important.
My Dad isn't Mr. perfect but he tries very hard to do what God wants him to do.
My Dad has an authority and his authority is Jesus Christ.

Growing up my physical authority were my parents I had to choose to do things their way or my way. Spiritually I have an authority and that is the Bible.
Now that I'm married Isaiah has authority over me.
And I have the choice to obey or rebel against my authorities.
Everyone has some kind of Boss and that boss has a boss and you know what happens when the lowest person on that chain doesn't do what they're supposed to? Disorder, chaos, confusion.
What does God tell me personally from His word?
Colossians 3:18
Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord.
Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
Ephesians 5:24
Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
Wives can even be a great help in leading others to Christ by showing the picture of the church following Christ
1 Peter 3:1
Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives;
I know of a lady in my church who is a great example of this. She got saved and her husband was lost and she wanted him to come to church and hear the Bible being taught and he ended up getting saved because of her great testimony.

Now what happens when a wife doesn't obey......what happens when she rejects Gods' plan for her. What happens when she does what she wants? What happens when she falls out of love with her husband? What happens when she leaves her kids? What happens when she goes out and has "fun" with her single lady friends? What happens when she blames her upbringing on why she is the way she is?
What happens when she rejects Gods' plan for her life.

I see it all around me. The heart break, the rejection in the kids eyes, the sad mess.
Hebrews 11:25
Choosing rather to suffer affliction with the people of God, than to enjoy the pleasures of sin for a season;
Oh and sin is fun but it doesn't last forever.
I would rather live in a small town with hardly any friends, being a wife and help-meet to my husband (helping him achieve his dreams and have a family-soon-) going to a bible believing church 60miles away than.....what are 21 yr old girls doing these days? Oh yeah, living it up, drinking, going out on dates trying to find the perfect guy that suites my compatibility to a tee, traveling the world....oh and my all time favorite 'discovering myself". GO DISCOVER WHO GOD WANTS YOU TO BE!
This post is mainly preaching at myself. Seems daily I need to get the fear of God put into my life because I'm not above backsliding, bossing my husband around, getting discontent. I just need to remember where I would be or could be if I rebel against Gods' will for me- Rebekah Kay McGuffey.

Obedience= freedom

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