Main Scriptures: Gen.1:1-4
More Scriptures: Pro.10:21, Lk.11:36, 2Cor.4:6
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters. Then God said, let there be light, and there was light (Gen.1:1-3) NAS
Whatever name you call your wife that is what she will be to you. If you call her a fool, she will act foolishly towards you and your instructions. If you call her an illiterate, it would be difficult for you and her to have intelligent conversations. If you call her a witch, you will suffer witchcraft oppression. If you call her a woman of honour and full of wisdom, she will honour you and display the God-kind of wisdom that not even you or your adversary shall be able to resist or contradict. So, the choice is yours. The Scripture tells us, you shall eat the fruits of your lips. The word of God further tells us that the words we speak towards anything or anyone has power. For the power of life and death is in the tongue. God understood the power of the spoken words; hence in the face of a formless, void and dark world, He spoke light and life.
But why must I speak life into my wife? Firstly, your wife is given to you by God as a raw material. It is your responsibility to cultivate her until she is fully formed into the very image that you desire to see. You will be deceiving yourself to think that you married a finished product. Your presence in her life is to mould her into her full potential. Did you ever notice any defect in your wife? Or did you see her as a woman without form and full of void? Get excited! That void or formlessness you see in your wife or children is your greatest opportunity God has given to you to influence them for God and good and unto vessels of honour. And that is where your honour and dignity lie. Everyone that Jesus Christ met, He transformed. That is what you represent in the lives of your flock. Make it count!
· Father, in the Name of Jesus, empower me to speak life into the lives of my flock.
· Father, in the Name of Jesus, empower me to increase the knowledge of Your word in the lives of Your flock.
· Father, in the Name of Jesus, make me a good and godly example to my flock.
I speak life and light into the lives of my wife and children because that is my assignment as a good and godly husband in Jesus Name. Amen.