whiteflagMy pastor is doing a series based on the classic book A Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster. Each month he preaches on one of the 12 disciplines Foster outlines. For February our discipline is Submission.

There has been some question as to creating a symbolic reminder of the theme for the worship center/sanctuary. This is the idea I had for this important topic. You see for me submission to God and his will is heavily dependent on me surrendering my will to Him. To me me submission and surrender are synonymous, at least as it pertains to God.

When I thought in that way, the symbol became clear. The universal symbol for surrender is a white flag, so why not display white flags in the sanctuary. But let’s take it a step further. As the saying goes, “The biggest obstacle to God’s will being done is my will being done.” If that’s the case and I can’t speak for you, but it is far too often in my life, then this idea of submission is huge and it’s hard. It’s something we need to bring to the Lord. So what if we added something to the white flag. How about a few permanent markers so that people can write what they need to submit to God on the flags. Then we can pray over these things as a congregation. I think submission is very hard to do on our own. We need divine help. Making this a matter of corporate prayer, not to mention accountability is key!

In what areas of your life is submission difficult?

  1. Anonymous says:

    great idea!

  2. spoudo12 says:

    hey, I left your package at your church you can pick it up on Sunday. It has your CDs in it. God bless, John

    Sent via the Samsung Galaxy S™ III, an AT&T 4G LTE smartphone

  3. Anonymous says:

    Thanks Dave, A white flag.

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