Main Scriptures: Romans 8:5-6
More Scriptures: Gal.6:8, Jn.3:6, 1Cor.2:14
For they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh, but they that are after the Spirit, the things of the Spirit. For to be CARNALLY minded is death, but to be SPIRITUALLY minded is life and peace. Because the carnal mind is enmity against God, for it is not subject to the law of God, neither indeed can be. So then they that are in the flesh cannot please God. Rom.8:5-8. This verses of Scriptures are critical to the survival and success of any husband. As the head of the family and the spiritual leader of your wife and children, it is very important for you to take your spiritual life very seriously. A lot of husbands are so carnally minded that they have lost grip of their family spiritual heritage. They have lost the power that accompanies the office of the husbandman. You must understand that your office as a husband has its origin in spirituality. God created that office and the Scriptures say that God is Spirit and those that must do His bidding must do it is truth and in spirit. Carnality has led a lot of husbands to calamities-adultery, untimely deaths, rebellious children, poverty, and so much more. Carnality has led to many husbands compromising on their stand on what is Godly and righteous. Carnality has made many husbands to break the protective hedge around their flock.
Your headship over your wife and children is to infuse spiritual seeds into their lives. And it is in your power to do just that. If you read Acts chapter 5, you will discover that the husband allowed carnality to have its way in his life and that resulted in his death and that of his wife. But what does it mean to be spiritual as a husband? It means to be ruled by the things of the spirit, beginning and fundamentally by the word of God. As the husband and leader of the home, your decision towards your wife and children must be influenced and determined by the Bible. There must not be a middle ground. When you allow your life and actions to be influenced by the Word of God then would your light shine before your wife and children and the world. You are a spiritual being occupying a spiritual office. Your wife and children should know what you stand for on all issues. They should be able to predict what your reaction will be on any issues. That is what makes you a godly influence.
· Father, empower me by Your Spirit, to live a spiritual life and be useful to my wife and children.
· Father, by Your Spirit, help me to appreciate the spiritual origin of my office as the head of the family.
· Father, by the blood of Jesus, deliver me from the power of carnality and infuse in me the spirit of life everlasting.
I am committed to the spiritual demands for my office as the head of my home because I want to be a godly husband to my wife and children in Jesus gracious name. Amen.