You see, we are all called to run a race for Jesus, and repentance is the starting line of that race. It’s futile to try to run the race if you never made it to the starting line to begin with! This is the problem with many believers today. They are trying to follow the Lord, but they have never truly repented and surrendered their lives to Jesus Christ. The result of the false gospel so prevalent today can be seen in churches full of half-hearted Christians whose lives are still centered on selfishness and the principles of the world. Jesus came to bring the kingdom of God to the earth. He came to completely transform individuals, families and nations from the inside out – a radical revolution that would change the world through obedient, blood-bought servants who are willing to bow their knee and say, “Lord, after all You have done for me, what would You have me do for You?” – WRITTEN BY BROTHER YUN

Thursday, November 26, 2015


“The Angel of the Lord said to her, “Return to your mistress, and submit yourself under her hand.” – Genesis 16:9

Abraham’s wife Sarah had an Egyptian maid servant whose name was Hagar. Sarah was barren and so she thought of getting a child through her servant. So she gave Hagar as wife to Abraham. Soon Hagar conceived. 

Hagar was a servant woman but Sarah gave her a good position but yet when she saw that she had conceived she despised her mistress who gave her a good life.  Sarah could not bear this and so she begun to dealt with her harshly. Hagar decided to flee from the presence of Sarah. 

Though she was pregnant, she ran away from Sarah to a far place. One thing that happened next was interesting. The Angel of the Lord found Hagar in a particular place and asked her to go back and be submissive to her mistress Sarah.

If you see in a human perspective the word that came from the Lord to Hagar through the Angel was a tough one. How come God can ask her to go back and be submissive to the one who has dealt harshly with her? 

God asked and Hagar simply obeyed God’s word without any argument. She should have argued with God but yet she had not done that. She had returned back to Sarah and submitted herself to her through which she actually had submitted her life to God’s plan.

Being a woman how are you reacting to a harsh situation? Your in-laws might be dealing with you harshly or your husband himself might not understand your pain. You might be working and your boss or the one who is in authority might be dealing with you in a harsh way for no reason.
Because of those people you might have a feeling to run away from your family responsibilities or resign from your job. Your teachers or your friends might behave with you in a tough way and so you might hate your studies. 

How will you react if an Angel of God meet you today and ask you to be submissive to your in-laws or husband or boss or some other one. You might have thousands of reasons to tell the Angel that why you can’t be submissive. Hagar never said a word. God knows the pain and affliction of Hagar. That’s why He told her that He has heard her affliction but yet He asked her to be submissive to Sarah.

You might see the present situation of your life but God sees the whole plan of your life. If God wants you to be submissive to your mother in law or father in law, be submissive without arguing and putting forth your reasons before Him. If God wants you to be submissive to your husband, be submissive. If God wants you to be submissive to your head of the workplace, be submissive without speaking any word against that authority. 

You might see the current situation where you are facing tough times but God sees the whole plan of your life. He knows that Hagar and her son will live if they live under the care of Abraham and so He asked her to be submissive to Sarah. Hagar obeyed God’s word and she and her son lived without any problem till her son grew up to a certain age. God fulfilled His promise in the life of Hagar’s son and they multiplied. 

If you depend on God’s word you will multiply and you will live. But if you depend on your own ego, you will perish. Ask God that how you should behave to your in-laws, husband or the one who is in higher authority. Obey what God ask you to do. Then you will be a wise woman and through you, your family and others will be blessed. 

I know a young girl who got married recently. Her husband loved her a lot but her in-laws treated her in a different way. She could not stay in that house when her husband was not there. She struggled a lot and later she got a counselling from someone asking her to accept her in-laws just as they are and be submissive to them. She took that advice and started to love her in-laws. Now she is pregnant and living a happy life as a family. 

Be a wise woman by obeying what God ask you to do. You will be blessed and you will be a blessing.

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