Main Scriptures: Romans 8:10-14
More Scriptures: Jn.14:26, Jn.16:13, Gal.5:18
Only husbands who are led by the Spirit of God can understand the instructions of God. And only husbands who are led by God qualify as sons of God. This is the admonition for a husband reading today’s devotional. As the head of the family, you must be guided by the Spirit of God if you desire to make any meaningful impact in your family kingdom. In Jn.14:26, the Scriptures say but the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, HE SHALL TEACH YOU ALL THINGS, AND BRING ALL THINGS TO YOUR REMEMBRANCE, WHATSOEVER I HAVE SAID. As the spiritual leader of your family, the decisions you take concerning your wife and children and in any area of life are very critical to the survival of your position as the head. And this is why you must walk and work with the Person of the Holy Spirit. You are limited by nature. You cannot know all things and everything, whether it has to do with the school your children should attend, the hospitals you should take your flock to, the journeys your wife or children should embark upon, the kind of businesses you should get yourself into, or even the place to live. It is your limitation as the leader of your family that has made the Holy Spirit very important to you. Some of the unpleasant things that you do to your wife and children are due to ignorance. For instance, in 1Pt.3:7-9, the Word of God says that husbands should deal with their wives according to knowledge. What knowledge? It is the knowledge of your wife and God. So if you the Holy Spirit does not teach and reveal to you the knowledge of God and your wife and even children, you may find yourself dealing treacherously with them (Mal.2:14) and unknowingly disobeying the instructions and commandments of God.
As the husband of the family, when you allow the Holy Spirit to lead you, it will become easier for you to delightfully obey all His instructions. You will not see your wife or children as concerns or necessary evils. When the Holy Spirit leads you, you cannot take wrong decisions about your wife and children and in every area of your endeavor. However, for you to enjoy His partnership, you must develop the attitude of asking for His opinion about everything you want to do. And you do this on the platform of prayers. Learn to make Him your senior partner and sincerely consult with Him on the way forward and you will be amazed how refreshing your relationship will be with your wife and children.
· Father, by the Spirit of God, lead me in every step and decision that I take concerning my flock
· Father, by the blood of Jesus, deliver the power and spirit of pride and fear
· Father, by Your Spirit, heal my ears and eyes to hear and see clearly.
I am led by the Spirit of God and will do His will to my flock because that is what makes me a good and godly husband in Jesus name. Amen.