DON’TSETTLE—SUBMIT James 4:5-10
Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7 (NIV)
Let us discuss some aspects of the uniqueness of the woman. By nature a woman is a receiver. She is not physically designed to be a giver. Her sexual and emotional fulfillment becomes somewhat dependent on the giving of her male counterpart (in regard to intimate relationships). There is a certain vulnerability that is a part of being a receiver. In regard to reproduction (sexual relationships), the man is the contributing factor, and the woman is the receiver. What is true of the natural is true of the spiritual. Men tend to act out of what they perceive to be facts, while women tend to react out of their emotions. If your actions and moods are not a reaction to the probing of the Holy Spirit, then you are reacting to the subtle taunting of the enemy. He is trying to produce his destructive fruit in your home, heart, and even in your relationships. Receiver, be careful what you receive! Moods and attitudes that satan would offer, you need to resist. Tell the enemy, “This is not me, and I don’t receive it.” It is his job to offer it and your job to resist it. If you do your job, all will go well.… Don’t allow the enemy to plug into you and violate you through his subtle seductions. He is a giver and he is looking for a receiver. You must discern his influence if you are going to rebuke him. Anything that comes, any mood that is not in agreement with God’s Word, is satan trying to plug into the earthly realm through your life. He wants you to believe you cannot change. He loves prisons and chains!
Eve could have put the devil out!
PRAYER LINE: Father, give me wisdom, to do what is right, not what is convenient, to keep my eyes on Jesus. Amen.
Submit to God, resist the devil (James 4:7)