Main Scriptures: John 17:11-12
More Scriptures: Rom.12:1, Eph.6:1, 1Pet.1:25
Do you know that any husband who wants to be lord over his wife and children must first acknowledge Jesus Christ as the Lord over his own life? Until you acknowledge the Lordship of Jesus over all that you represent, it would be very difficult to exercise control and influence over your flock. In the power process of your family life, you are the go between God and your flock. Why is this? It is so because He made you the head of your family. So you are first accountable to Him before your wife and children can be accountable to you. In Jn.17, the Scripture says and now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee….See how He submitted wholly to the Lordship of God. He said, “I come to thee-God”. This is Jesus Christ, the Son of God, One with God, solemnly relating to God in the fashion of a son and father relationship. Any wonder, billions of people around the world are declaring Him their Lord and Saviour. Yes, it is true that the position as the head confers on you the benefits of a lord. But it would demand that you first demonstrate your submission to Jesus Christ, who is the perfect example of a good and godly husband.
The blessings you enjoy as a husband when you make Him your Lord are firstly, you receive power from Him to create the godly influence that you want to see in the lives of your flock; also you are imparted with the spirit of Christ. It is the Spirit of Christ working in their lives that enables them to overcome the attractions of the world. Furthermore, your wife and children would honour you in all things and at all times. In Eph.6:1, the word of God commanded children to obey us as fathers. But until they see the level of our obedience to God Almighty, they may not understand the benefits of obedience. There are two major ways you can attain this demand. First, it is true prayer and fasting. And since prayer and fasting is an act of worship unto God, you draw strength and grace to make Him the Lord over your life. Secondly, you must be determined to make the word of God to be your basis for making decision. A lot of the times, the instructions from God through His word may not make sense, but it is better than the wisdom of man.
· Father, I surrender my will, emotions, my body to You.
· Father, I give You my life, my soul and my thought as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable
· Father, by the power in the blood of Jesus Christ, let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to You.
FAITH CONFESSION: I declare You, Jesus Christ, the Lord over my life and all that I would ever have or become because it is the character of a good and godly husband in Jesus name. Amen.