Our Lord would rise early before all others to pray and seek His Father. The Scriptures encourage women to cover their heads in prayer. Some in the early Church had a ministry of intercession. The Apostles gave themselves to the careful study of Scripture. Memorizing Scripture has been a principle of the people of God through both covenants. The Apostle James prayed on his knees till they were worn like a camel. There are countless other examples of those whose works followed their faith.”
What a glorious freedom and happiness can be ours if we simply say “Yes” to the Lord in all areas of life including the small areas. One area that has received much argument and debate is the simple area of head-covering commanded by the Lord in 1 Corinthians chapter 11. Paul the Apostle states in verse 2: “Now I praise you, brethren, that you remember me in all things and keep the traditions just as I delivered them to you.” Do we realize there is a tradition of the apostles that is for us today? God desires the simple obedience in small things and that includes how we pray. Why would we want to argue with God on something so simple? The Lord simply says to us: I have a tradition, a discipline that I want all of you sisters to follow so you can testify of a spiritual reality in the body of Christ.
Suppose someone refused to be baptized would we not consider that wrong? It is the first step of obedience someone who accepts Christ is called to do. In the same way for sisters in the Church to cover their heads is a simple clear command that the Lord requires. Would it not be strange for sisters to blatantly refuse when God simply says ‘this is how I want it to be done’?
We live in a North American culture of convenience, choice and preference. Everyone wants it their way but sadly to have it our way usually means it is not God’s way and therefore disobedience. The Lord desires hearts that are obedient which say to Him “Yes” in the small things. How about you today? Do you want to be the captain of your life? Is your body still your own or is it God’s? Are you willing to say “Yes” to the Lord in the small things?