Main Scriptures: Jn.10:37:38
More Scriptures: 1Tim.5:8, 2Tim.3:5, 2Tim.3:7
If I do not the works of my Father, believe me not. But if I do, though ye believe not me, believe the works, that ye may know and believe that the Father is in me and I in Him (Jn.10:37-38)
Your call into husbandhood is a calling unto diligent work with proofs to show. Your claim that you are a good and godly husband is both in words and in works. In fact, your works speak louder than your words. Neither your wife nor children will believe that you are truly the head of the family until you have demonstrated godly leadership by your works. Jesus Christ, the perfect example of a good and godly husband was known more for His works than for His words. So, when some persons wanted to cast doubt about His place in the plan of God, He told them this, but if I do, though ye believe not me, BELIEVE THE WORKS. Your wife and children want to see results. They want to see you function as a man, husband and father in every sense of it. They want to see how you have demonstrated the capacity to be the provider, protector, and guardian at home. So, if you talk more than the results on ground, you cannot command the ultimate respect and authority in the lives of your flock.
So, for you to speak boldly and command the respect that you desire from your wife and children, you must reorder your priorities. This requires you to take complete and personal responsibility over the lives of flock-spiritual, financial, mental, and emotional. This includes providing for their needs whether your wife earns income or not. It doesn’t matter how much you try to hide under your wife or lean on her finances, you will be exposed someday. You must work hard and smart and trust God for open doors of favour. You are the custodian of your wife and children. You must let your good work speak loudest in their lives because that is what makes your headship profitable.
· Father, in the Name of Jesus, make me a fruitful tree in my family kingdom.
· Father, in the Name of Jesus, empower me to take full responsibility of taking care of my wife and children as You would.
· Father, in the Name of Jesus, deliver me from mental and physical laziness.
I am fruitful and profitable in the works of my hands and it shall feed and care for my wife and children in Jesus Name. Amen.