Main Scriptures: 1 Pet.1:15-16
More Scriptures: Jas.1:14, 2Pet.3:11, Gen.12:3
But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation, because it is written, be ye holy for I am holy (1Pet.15-16). I have observed that every sin committed begins with a conversation. The fall of the first husband and family in Gen.3 began with a conversation. This is why the Scripture says that be ye holy in all manner of conversation. As a husband, if you can order your conversation aright, you will overcome adultery, anger, and bitterness and many more problems. In 2Pet.3:11, the word of God says, seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in ALL HOLY CONVERSATION and godliness. As the priest over your family, the words that proceed from your mouth are powerful. Infact they are spiritual seeds because Jesus speaking said, the words that I speak to you they are spirit and they are life.
In another breath, the word of God says that the power of life and death is in your tongue which is the vehicle of your conversation. You are leading a nation. Yes! A nation! You are a trans-generational agent of blessing (Gen.12:1-3). Hence, you must commit your life, partnering with the Holy Spirit and His word and prayers, through your conversation, to live a holy life. Is it possible to live a holy life? Yes, it is. So you must be careful what comes out of your mouth or the kind of conversation that you engage yourself in. It is through unholy conversation that you get attracted to unholy acts (Jas.1:14-15). For instance, when you start conversing with another woman that stirs up uncontrolled emotions between the both of you, it is just a matter of time before you both get entangled in adulterous relationships. The same goes with every unholy lifestyle you have found yourself in.
As the shepherd, who has on oversight responsibility over your wife and children, holiness in words and in deeds must be your heart cry daily. And as you order your conversation in holiness, your life becomes honourable. Your flock also enjoys enduring foundation of honour, prosperity, blessings and fame. As a leader and husband, I have found out that some of the temptations that God has helped me to overcome which stared me in the face began with wrong conversations. Therefore, the Word of God is true. If God says it, He means it.
· Father, by the blood of Jesus Christ, deliver me from the sin that easily besets me.
· Father, by the power in the blood of Jesus, purge my conversation and let it please You.
· Father, by the power in the blood of Jesus Christ, heal my tongue and cleanse it from every form of filthiness.
I order my tongue in holy conversation so that I may please God and my flock as a good and godly husband in Jesus name. Amen.