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And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. II Timothy 3:15

Monday, April 20, 2009

Will over God’s Word

By Angie Sellers

This study is available in a PDF form that has plenty of room for you to record your thoughts and incites.


Many times in my marriage I have had the biggest battle going on inside of me over requests or tasks asked of me by my beloved husband.

Here is an example: My dear beloved decided that it was best for us to go and spend Sunday afternoon at his brother’s house. They were going to be watching the Super Bowl, like many American households,having friends and family over. My beloved decided this to be a good time for fellowship. Personally, I did not want to go. Let me give you a few reasons why: I had to prepare for my schooling week, I NEVER watch football, and watching a football game is not “fellowship”, but regardless what I wanted he made the decision. I felt forced to go-honestly. I, of course, suggested that he and the children go and I can stay home to accomplish my tasks. He negated that idea as soon as it escaped from my lips. NO we will go as a family, he said. With resentment building, I prepared myself for the evening.

As I prepared myself, I had this inner dialogue:

UGH-why do I have to go?

Am I not my own person?

Since when do I have to listen to him?

Am I a child or an adult?

Does submission mean I lose my own will for my life or my desires?

In the quest to seek the answer to these questions “Will over God’s Word” was born

Will over God’s Word

What is your Will?

Your will is :

the faculty of your mind by which you determine either to do or forbear an action, Choice; determination, or Disposition; inclination; desire.

Keeping in mind that our will is what we determine to happen, and how we choose things to go according to our desires. In other words when we set our minds on something there is NOTHING anyone can do to stop us. Can I get an AMEN?

As much as our will can be a positive thing in our lives, motivating us forward. It also can be a negative thing, motivating us to sin. Right?

Before getting into the scripture lets define a few important words that we need to clearly understand in the text.

What is submission or what does it mean to be subject to someone?


Greek Word:hypotassō

1.The act of submitting; the act of yielding to power or authority

2.Acknowledgment of inferiority or dependence; humble or suppliant behavior

3.Obedience; compliance with the commands

4.Resignation; a yielding of one’s will to the will or appointment of a superior without murmuring

To Be Subject:

Greek word: hypotassō

1) to arrange under, to subordinate

2) to subject, put in subjection

3) to subject one's self, obey

4) to submit to one's control

5) to yield to one's admonition or advice

6) to obey, be subject

Now we know the meaning of the words, submit or subject. Before you start hyperventilating or allowing your temperature to rise lets continue and read Ephesians 5:22-23 carefully. Allow the Words of the Lord to sink in and ask the Holy Spirit to work on your heart to penetrate to the core of understanding.

Ephesians 5:22-23(KJV)

22Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.

23For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the savior of the body.

Ephesians 5:22(Greek):

Αἱ γυναῖκες τοῖς ἰδίοις ἀνδράσιν ὑποτάσσεσθε, ὡς τῷ κυρίῳ

Ephesians 5:22(NASV)

22Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord.

23For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the church, He Himself being the Savior of the body.

How many times have your read these verses?

How many times have your heard these verses preached?

For us(woman) these words are hard to understand and more so than that, they hard to swallow. You mean I actually have to listen to “him”, who ever your him is. Mine is a beloved “him”, but still a “him” none the less.

You are saying I have to listen to him without murmuring?


At what level or how much?

AS UNTO THE LORD or AS TO THE LORD.The level of our subjection is the same level that we are to subject or submit to the Lord. We are to submit to our husbands as if we are submitting directly to the Lord.

Now I have a question: knowing the meaning of the word submission and what the Word of God says, would you fight with, murmur or rebuke the Lord as we do or have done to our husbands?

I will answer: Yes, Yes, and Yes-(I know I am stubborn!)

In answering Yes- is it right or Righteous?

No-it is not!

This is the hardest thing to swallow, I know. Your will, your ways, must be subject to your head (your husband). You can not worry about whether he deserves it. (that is not in the scriptures) You can not worry about whether he does things right. (not there either) You must worry about your own heart, heeding the Word, and what your actions say unto the Lord.

What does the Lord see in you when He watches you?

Does He see one willing to walk in His ways and Truth? Or does He see one walking in her own ways and understanding?

Remember that the Lord’s thoughts and ways are NOT our own!

Look up: Isaiah 55:8-9

What is the first thought that came to your mind when you read those verses?

As wives and believers if we are to follow the Lord as Christ did, then we must submit as Christ did.

Look up : John 5:30

In this verse Jesus’ words state he can do nothing by his own power- The Lord, the Son of God, stated he could do nothing because He did not seek His own will, but the will of the Father who sent Him.

Wow- if the Son of God did not seek his own will, why do we?

Look up: 1 Peter 2:21

Christ was the living example for us to follow. He submitted even unto death! Submitting ourselves to our husbands does not bring us to the point of death, does it?

Inside as your will battles with the very words of the Lord it may feel like death, but that is not true death really.

Is it an example of the process of dying to ourselves?

The inner battle is our pride interfering with what is right and holy.

What is the process to deal with this?

How do we do what scripture asks of us as wives?

These are the series of questions that you should ask yourself when you find yourself in this “War of the Will”:

Why is this task or request so hard for me?

Is what my husband asking of me unreasonable?

What outcome does he want to see from this task or request?

As you search your heart for the answer to these questions- the battle will subside and you will seek the will of your husband instead of your own will. We are to be the living examples of Christ to those around us,whether it be children, co-workers, relatives, or even outsiders looking in.

Look up: 1 Timothy 4:12

People are watching you and how your interact with your husband. In the act of submission towards your husband, you become an example of how others are to submit or obey the authority in their lives, including your children, friends, or a stranger.

How do we say we love our husbands and not submit?

Look up:Titus 2:4-5

According to this verse if we do not submit we are blaspheming the Word of God. This realization hurt me deeply to think that as I did not submit I was blaspheming the Word of God.

What does Blaspheme mean?


To speak of, or address, with impious irreverence; to revile impiously (anything sacred)

Dear Ones, if your heart and will is to serve the Lord, are we not to serve Him in ALL THINGS?

Then I know that you do not want someone to think that you revile the Word of God.

Look up: Duet. 31: 6-8

Even when it seems too difficult The Lord promises to never leave you. His Words will give you comfort when you can not find comfort. He will also direct you in all things!

Look up: 1 Corth. 10:13

He will never give you anything you can not handle. He will give you peace and a joy beyond measure.

Look up: Psalm 5:11

Now that we have faced what submission is, and why we should submit. Lets look at this at a different angle.

Being married for 16 years, I have had to ask myself, does my husband really mean me harm?

How many of you can honestly say that your husband’s purpose is to harm you or the family?

Look up: Ephesians 5:25-28

Most husband’s love their wives so deeply. They love her as much as they do their own bodies, if not more. Knowing your husband loves you so deeply, then why is submitting so hard?

Did you know that this is how your show your righteous Godly love to your husband?

Dear One, submission is not a step towards being a mouse or a doormat. It is a step towards being a righteous woman. Take one step at a time, one situation as they come from your husband remembering that he loves you.

Look up: Proverb 31:28

Submit your ways, your will and pride each day unto your husband, and to the Lord, it will bring you blessings from your husband and praise.

Let this be your prayer, dear One. Also find an older sister that emulates these traits in her life and when you struggle ask her to pray for you. Most of all pray for strength from the Holy Spirit and guidance from the Word of God!

Thank you for allowing me to walk you through the Word. May the Lord use it to His Glory!

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Sunday, April 19, 2009

Meet Angie

Hello, My name is Angie Sellers

Wife to my beloved Samuel, mother to 6 wonderful arrows for Christ thus far.
We are a homeschooling family for the past 6 years. We (my husband and I)are co-founders to the ministry called The Lord's Heritage, which is a reversal ministry. We no longer serve regularly in this ministry, we are just advisers when needed.

We attend services at North Belt Baptist Church in Houston, Texas, which is family friendly, Brethren loving group of believers. My family are truly lovers of the Body of Christ. We love to open our home to others, and our lives. We truly seek to love others as Christ loves. As you figured out, we live in the great BIG state of Texas.

I have some college under my belt in computers, but being a wife and mother became more important. I do not have any seminary training, just the presence and guidance of the Holy Spirit.

My blog is Ponder the Path of Thy Feet is where I share my thoughts, my love for the Word of God, and my day to day life.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Contributing Authors Welcome

If you would like to be a part of this new ministry by sharing your knowledge and incites of the Word with other women you may do so by submitting two articles. Each one will cover an introduction to a book in the Bible. Any two books of your choosing. One major guideline is that all bold statements must be backed by scripture. While quotes, commentary, and wisdom from those who have come before us is great, however scripture is the foundation. Also with each lesson a memory verse needs to be given. Please include that in your submission. If you are chosen as a contributing author then one of the two submissions will be your first article in your series. So please pick books that you would really like to write about. If you are going to want to add study sheets then submit those at this time as well. I have the ability to export them to a pdf that can be made available to the readers.

Also include your bio. Who you are, married, single, how many kids if any, stay at home wife and/or mom or not, homeschool, private school, public school, etc. Include any ministries you are involved in, also any ministry training you have received such as seminary, bible school, She Speaks, in your own congregation, or a strong mentor. Tell us a little bit about where you attend service. Let us peek a little into your life by telling us about your family and where you live. Using a pen name on your bio is acceptable as long as you are up front about it. A picture needs to be included with your bio. I know this can be tough. I am still looking for a good picture. Do not forget the link/links to your blog/blogs.

Please make your submissions on Word or Open Office. I need all initial submissions in by April 24, 2009. However submissions will be accepted anytime after that.

So if you are ready to high dive into the deep end with me into this new ministry send your submissions to daughtersoftheword@gmail.com