"Submission "

O Lord, my best desire fulfil,
And help me to resign
Life, health, and comfort to Thy will,
And make
Thy pleasure mine.

Why whould I shrink at Thy command,
Whose love forbids my fears?
Or tremble at the gracious hand
That wipes away my tears?

No, rather let me
freely yield
What most I prize to Thee;
Who never hast a good withheld,
Or wilt withhold, from me.

Thy favor, all my journey through,
Thou art engaged to grant;
What else I want, or think I do,
'Tis better still to want.

Wisdom and mercy guide my way,
Shall I resist them both?
A poor blind creature of day,
And crush'd before the moth!

But ah! my inward spirit cries,
Still binds me to Thy sway;
Else the next cloud that veils the skies
Drives all these thoughts away.

~ By William Cowper ~


A Devotional Note from Cobblestone Road Ministries:

James 4:6-7 
But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud,
giveth grace unto the humble. Submit yourselves therefore
to God.
Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Matthew 6:9-10 
After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father
which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done in earth,
as it is in heaven...

So many passages in our Bible speak of yielding ourselves
to God, praying for the Father's will and walking humbly before God
but yet how many Christians truly understand what they are reading?
We are to yield, as William Cowper has put it, "what most I prize"
to God. The Christian walk is a walk of daily submission-- daily
yielding ourselves to God and with humility look to Him for strength,
laying at His feet our desires and receiving in exchange His desire
for us. We need not fear tomorrow...only trust in the Lord and He
will see us through every day and will guide us safely onward.

1Cor 6:19-20 
What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost
which is in you, which ye have of God, and
ye are not your own?
For ye are bought with a price: therefore
glorify God in your
body, and in your spirit, which are God's.

James 4:10 
Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.

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All Devotionals, Commentary, Graphics and Background Images
2007 Cobblestone Road Ministries
All Rights Reserved

Further Bible Study:
Have I Pleased God Today?
Living According To God's Word - Not according to the world
The Bible Cure For Fear and Worry
The Importance Of Daily Living by C.A, Coates
Dead With Christ, Risen With Christ by JND
The Bible Cure for Doubting Christians
Christ-likeness by J. Vernon McGee
Learning To Lean On Jesus

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