Today, I thought about how this week has been for me as a married woman. There were some firsts and some "new beginnings." Husband and I visited Luray Caverns, went to a free, local after-hours car show, bought season passes to an amusement park (that we haven't visited in over a decade), and he also accompanied me on an impromptu medical appointment.
I thought also about a Facebook post that I'd shared earlier. It was a compilation of advice from men to women. One of the things shared was, "Some days you gotta fight through your tiredness and surrender yourselves to your kings, physically." Now, in my opinion, this brother was speaking about sex. But as I reflect on my week I was reminded of the deeper, simpler meaning of his comment: do things for your partner even though their request was no where on your mind.
"Be subject to one another out of reverence for Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One)."
Sidenote: In my first book (see above), "Ishshahs Basic Cornerstones", I dedicated a chapter to the importance and value of submission. It is entitled, Surrender and Flow. Here is an excerpt:
"Surrender. This word comes from two Anglo-Norman French words: Sur and render. Sur is a prefix that means over and above. An example of this is a surcharge or surtax; something you pay over and above regular charges or normal taxes. Render is to give; to hand over; to abandon oneself entirely to; to release claims of.
Combine these two and you have the very heart of marital surrender - to go over and above in giving to your spouse. This includes the giving of yourself. When you surrender, you are relinquishing possession or control of a thing to someone else; and subsequently, you are agreeing to submit to their power and authority."
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