Main Scriptures: Gal.5:19-26
More Scriptures: Gal.5:16, Eph.4:23, 1Pet.2:5
Now the works of the flesh are manifest which are these, adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, envying, murders, drunkenness, reveling……. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance… (Gal.5:19-26) KJV
The will of God for making you the head of your family is so you can produce righteous fruits in your family fold, thereby impacting the world. God’s plan and purpose for your headship is to be a good and godly husband. But you cannot fulfill His plan of godliness if you are carnal-walking in the flesh and after the rudiments of this world. As the husband of your family-fold, it is important for you to know that you can be born again and still manifest the works of the flesh. It is the workings of the Spirit of God in your life that empowers you to bear godly fruits of love, peace, patience, gentleness, goodness, faithfulness and humility. According to Scriptures, it is written as the earth remaineth seed time and harvest shall not cease (Gen.8:22). The Bible further affirms that whatever a man sows that is what he will reap and even much more. So, if you want to produce the fruits of the Spirit of Jesus Christ, you must be spiritual by sowing spiritual seeds in your life.
But what does it mean for me to bear righteous fruits as the husband? It means to walk in the Spirit by allowing the word of God to take preeminence over every other person or thing. It also means that your decision, action and conduct is being influenced by the word of God, notwithstanding the cost. In Gal.5:16, the Scripture say walk in the Spirit and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. You are an ambassador of Christ in your family fold. The same way an ambassador represents his or her country in the country where he or she serves, so you are to represent the kingdom of God in your family. Jesus Christ, the perfect example of a good and godly husband and the Person you represent is love. He gives peace and He is patient. He is gentle and faithful. He is meek and He is a servant. As He is, so are you. So, be the vine that nourishes the branches (wife and children) with the fruits of the Spirit because that is what makes you a good and godly husband.
· Father, in the Name of Jesus, make me a spiritual fruit bearing vine.
· Father, in the Name of Jesus, deliver me from all forms of carnality.
· Father, in the Name of Jesus, let Your word gain root in my hearts and let it bear fruits in my life.
I live by the dictates of the word of God and bear fruits of the Spirit because that is what makes me a good and godly husband in Jesus Name. Amen.