Main Scriptures: Lk.15:11-32
More Scriptures: Gen.3:9, Am.9:3, Job 31:33
Today’s devotional is the story about the son of a rich man. The son requested for his inheritance from his father. His father gave him and he travelled to a far country. While in the strange land, he wasted all that he received from his father. Then one day, he realized his foolishness and decided to return to his father. I believe that there is a husband who has wasted opportunities to be responsible to his flock. And you have concluded that your flock will not trust you if you make a turn for good. I want you to know that it doesn’t matter how prodigal you may have lived your life as the spiritual leader of your home, you can make a U-turn for good.
So, the first step is for you to determine where you are right now. God has positioned you to be with and in your family and not in the house of the strange woman, beer parlour, brothel or any other unhealthy environment. As a husband, you are not safe outside God’s commanded territory- family. If you camp around an ungodly environment, you will be tempted to do ungodly things. You can’t find yourself in a brothel and not be drawn to a prostitute. You cannot wander into a beer parlour and not be pressed to sip alcohol. You cannot gather around worldliness and not smell filth. That struggle over sin that you have been going through in your life can be terminated only on the account that you change your location and retrace your steps back to your family. When you close from your business or work place, go straightaway to your home and meet with your family. Do not make transit trips to unhealthy gatherings and places. Some husbands have wondered away to hotels and ended up in the grave. Others have visited the beer parlour and were poisoned to death. There are some who camp around ungodly environments and have been negatively influenced to hurt their wives and children. Some others have brought shame and disrespect to their families by reason of a careless walk. Your case will be different in the name of Jesus Christ.
· Father, in the name of Jesus, forgive me for wandering to the wrong places.
· Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, break the yoke and power of sin in my life.
· Father in the name of Jesus, deliver my feet from wandering to the wrong places.
I am empowered by the Spirit of God and I am returning home to become a good and godly husband to my wife and children in Jesus Name. Amen.