Galatians 5:13 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.
Ephesians 6:7 Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people
Ephesians 5:21 submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God. Ephesians 5:22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.
Submitting is just serving each other’s needs. It is letting someone else take charge and lead. With the help of the Holy Spirit, we will know who will take the lead when. You must surrender your independence to be free in the will of God for your life. When we serve each other as if we are serving Jesus, we are creating a window of blessing and honor. We must be able to pour out and receive. God has many good gifts He wants to bless us with and I want everything that He has to give! Father we thank you for our marriages. We give thanks for the gifts and the purpose that you have put inside our spouses. Help us recognize those gifts and place honor on them. Help us not be afraid of losing control because we know that you have our best interests in mind continuously. Show us how to submit and serve one another with the love of God as we are submitting and serving You. Forgive us for times we have been controlling and prideful, rejecting the very gifts you have sent to bless us. Help us be gentle and kind. Let us show the same grace and mercy towards our spouse as you have shown us in Jesus’ name We pray. Amen!