Submission is a word that most people have removed from their daily habits in life. We have removed it from marriage ceremonies, from the workplace, and many have removed it from their spiritual lives. In our walk with God, submission is not the most popular decision made each day. People often want forgiveness for their sins and they love the promise of heaven to those who believe, but when it comes to submitting their lives totally to God they often are reluctant to do so. The Bible has much to say about the importance of who we submit our lives to each day and whom we allow the role of lordship of our lives. (Romans 6:16 Don’t you know that when you offer yourselves to someone as obedient slaves, you are slaves to the one you obey, whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness?) Anyone who turns to Christ in repentance and faith is set free. However, this is not freedom to simply do whatever we want. In fact, doing so would naturally head us back to our old slave master of sin. Failing to submit ourselves to God leads to wasted years and living outside of the blessings God has for us. True freedom and blessing are found only in being fully submitted to God, who is always good, wise, and loving. In obedience to His will, we find freedom from sin, answers to prayer, and new desires that come from a changed heart. Pastor Don [image: image.png]