{Ephesians 1:11; NLT}

Furthermore, because we are united with Christ, we have received an inheritance from God, for he chose us in advance, and he makes everything work out according to his plan.

But this relationship of submission to Christ, far from crushing our personalities, enables them to develop. Just as children grow most naturally into maturity within the loving discipline of a secure and happy home, so Christians grow into maturity in Christ under his loving authority. To lose ourselves in the service of Christ is to find ourselves. His lordship in our lives spells not frustration but fulfillment and freedom.

John Stott; Life in Christ; p. 55

Questions to consider:

  • Why is it important for us to submit to Jesus?
  • How does submission enable spiritual maturity?
  • How do we find ourselves in service?
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