"Submit yourselves therefore to God."
We are told that if we submit to God, then the devil must flee. God will fight for us and deliver us from hell. But how do I submit to God? In my daily life, what am I doing to submit to Him? For me personally, I have found the following things.
There is an amazing, beautiful consequence to submitting to God; when I freely give to God, God freely gives to me. My relationship to Christ becomes one of mutual service. I serve Him as my God and King, and He serves me as His faithful servant, comforting me and taking care of my needs. I am only truly submitting to and serving God if I am willing to serve Him joyfully even if it means living in rags and destitution. If Christ wishes to honor me with friends, family, and spiritual blessings, that is up to Him. I am content simply serving my Beloved.