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Editor's Note

Why submission is necessary for all followers of Jesus to practice.

In this issue, we're talking about the "S" word.

Submission. Surrender. Words that conjure up all kinds of negative connotations. After all, it's about dying to ourselves, giving up our will—what we want—for someone else. Giving someone else control over us.

And when it's only placed in that light—you bet it's negative! Who in their right mind would do that? On purpose?

But too often we look at the negative side without balancing out the positive side. Yes, there is one.

It's the side that looks beyond the temporary loss of control and self-sacrifice to the bigger picture—the joy, peace, and contentment ultimately laid out for us through Christ Jesus.

In this issue we talk about why submission is necessary for all followers of Jesus to practice, how he modeled it for us, and what submission means in the context of our personal faith, as well as in the context of our communities.

I hope as you read this issue, you'll prayerfully consider ways in which God may be calling you to greater surrender.

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Ginger E. Kolbaba

Ginger Kolbaba is the author of Desperate Pastors' Wives and The Old Fashioned Way. Connect with her on Twitter @gingerkolbaba.

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God's Will; Purpose; Sacrifice; Submission
Today's Christian Woman, March/April , 2011
Posted March 1, 2011

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