Main Scriptures: Acts 27:22-24
More Scriptures: Jn.4:24, Mk.9:29, Rev.1:10
During my National youth service year, I encountered this Scripture. And suddenly it dawn on me that the presence of any husband (shepherd) guarantees the security of his sheep. For as long as the head is in charge of his family fold, no devil or force of hell can do the sheep any harm. I had a revelation that my headship is the security that my wife and children require. I wasn’t married when I was enfired by the Person of the Holy Spirit. That is the same attitude I want you to have as you lead your wife and children. Apostle Paul was a leader of leaders. He was on a journey with those we would refer to as followers. Suddenly, a tempest called euroclydon arose. It threatened to destroy their ship and the lives of the people. This threat lasted for three days. However, no life was lost save for some items in the ship. Why were the people saved despite the troubles? They were secured because of the presence of the leader, Apostle Paul. This is the testimony recorded of him. And now I exhort you to be of good cheer, FOR THERE SHALL BE NO LOSS OF ANY MAN’S LIFE AMONG YOU, BUT FOR THE SHIP. For there stood by me this night the ANGEL OF GOD, whose I am, and whom I serve. Saying, fear not, Paul, thou must be brought before Caesar, and lo, GOD HATH GIVEN THEE ALL THEM THAT SAIL WITH THEE (Acts 27:22-24).
As the head of your family, did you know that God has given you your wife and children to last with you forever? If God did not subscribe that the people in the ship with Paul should die, then your precious wife and children are much more important to God. You are the bridegroom. You are ordained of God to provide leadership to your wife and children. Your presence is the safety net that your flock needs to be saved from the assault of sickness, emotional harassment, defeat and death. But what do I need to maximize my presence in the lives of my sheep? You need a full and continuous dose of the word of God. Behind God’s word is God’s Spirit. So if God’s word is inside of you, His Spirit resides in you. And because God’s Spirit is the Spirit of courage and victory and faith, you will begin to manifest those traits. Make your life count.
· Father, fill me with Your Spirit of faith and courage.
· Father, build in me righteous and godly confidence.
· Father, make me a worthy husband and leader to my wife and children.
I stand with the angels of God to secure my family because I am made to be a good and godly husband in Jesus name. Amen.