Main Scriptures: Gen.1:27
More Scriptures: 1Pet.2:9, Rom.4:17, Matt.4:19
So God created man in his image, in the image of God created he him male and female created he them (Gen.1:27)
Everyone that Jesus Christ, the perfect example of a good and godly husband, met, He did not leave them the same way He met them. He met Simon, a stark fisherman, and He transformed him and made him Peter, the rock. He met the woman caught in the very act of adultery and He made her a woman whose sins were forgiven. He met the Samaritan woman at the well and He made her an evangelist. That is what God expects of you as the head of your family. Your association with your wife and children is to make them into the image and likeness of God. Just as Jesus did not like what He saw in the lives of those He met and decided to do something positive about it, you can also do something positive about what you don’t like about your flock. And this you do by creating in them what you want to see rather than complain and murmur.
But for you to create in them what God desires, you must have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, the Head of the husband (1Cor.11:3). You must accept Him as your Lord and Personal Saviour (Acts 10:36). So, I encourage you to please go to the back page of this devotional and pray the prayer of salvation. The second step you need to take is to see your wife and children with the eyes of faith in God. God sees your flock as precious gifts. He sees them as His image, whether you have all females or all males as children, together with your wife. This is why the Scripture tells us that they are fearfully and wonderfully made. And in 1Pet.2, the word describes your sheep as …… a chosen generation, a royal priesthood….a peculiar people. The third step you must take is for you to have a mental picture or vision of what you want to see in your flock and invest your all into it-time, money, energy, spirit, soul and body. Your wife and children are good investment stock, give it your all.
· Father, in the Name of Jesus, empower me to bring out the best of my flock.
· Father, in the Name of Jesus, teach me how to make my flock peculiar people on earth.
· Father, in the Name of Jesus, help me not to depreciate my flock.
I invest my resources into my wife and children that they become peculiar people on earth in Jesus Name. Amen.