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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Quiet Time: Return


Then the angel of the LORD said to her, "Return to your mistress, and submit yourself to her authority." – Genesis 16:9

Submission is an act of obedience to God.

It was wrong of Sarai to mistreat her maid, Hagar. Unfortunately, people often lord their positions over one another, especially when we feel our place is being threatened by a subordinate.

However, doing what God says to do when He makes His way clear is always better than running our own way or worse, running away.

How often has a word from the LORD come to us in a time of need;  but, had we simply submitted to its bidding the stress would soon be replaced by a sense of inner peace and strength from the indwelling Holy Spirit as we walk in accordance with God’s direction?

When we are bewildered and beset with fear and frustration, that’s the time to stop and listen closely to what God has to say. Then, simply submit to it.

Return; it is the LORD God whom you serve.

Further Reading: Genesis 16:7-16

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