Main Scriptures: Gen.1:1-4
More Scriptures: Gal.6:7, Pro.18:6, Heb.13:15
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
Let me establish this truth from scriptures about the validity of the spoken word. You shall have whatever you say. God found a disorganized and formless earth and He knew that it was not how He intended it to be, just the same way you have noticed some negative behaviours and attitudes in your flock that are in contrast with your expectations. God understood that there was no alternative to a better earth. He knew something good could come out of the chaotic earth, in the same manner that something good can come out of your flock. And He took the bold step forward and declared, “let there be…. and there was” At the end of the faith creation adventure, everything that He created was very good. He ate the rewards of His recreated words.
The word of God declares your words as the sacrifice of your lips. And because every sacrifice triggers rewards, the words you speak in the direction of your wife and children will bear fruits. The fruits may be positive or negative. This is why you must be very careful what you say to your flock at all times. Whatever name you call them, that is who they will turn out to be. Whatever good virtues you want your flock to manifest that you are yet to see can be re-enacted by the power of your spoken word. If your wife abuses you and disrespects you or dishonours you, it is not her fault. If your child dishonours and rebels against you or chooses to have confidence in outsiders rather than you, it is not their fault. You are only reaping the fruits of your lips. Examine yourself and reconsider your words.
Now, when you allow the sacrifice of your lips to speak right words, you enjoy all round rest. After God spoke the right words to the dysfunctional earth, the Scripture says, and God rested….. As the head of your family and the guiding light to your wife and children, you do not lose anything speaking right words. You gain everything.
· Father, in the Name of Jesus, empower me with the spirit of faith and help me to speak right words to my flock.
· Father, in the Name of Jesus, deliver me from the temptation to curse my flock.
· Father, in the Name of Jesus, give me power to subdue my tongue from speaking guile 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.