Main Scriptures: Mk.6:30-40
More Scriptures: 1Sam.30:6, 1Pet.5:2, Is.55:3-5
So they went away by themselves in a boat to a solitary place. But many who saw them leaving recognized them and ran on foot from all the towns and got there ahead of them. When Jesus landed and saw a large crowd, he had compassion on them because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began to teach them. (Mk.6:32:34) NIV.
Any husband who can solve problems will never lack influence in the lives of his wife and children. As the head of your family, you are a leader and a man of influence. God sent you to your wife and children to impact their lives positively. You are full of the wisdom of God. That is exactly what Jesus Christ, the perfect example of a good and godly husband, did. He took the initiative to solve the problem of hunger in the camp. There was a time when the people following Him became very tired and hungry and there was no food. It was almost becoming a crisis situation. Everybody seemed not to know what to do. Even His disciples advised that He sent the followers away hungry. But He took the initiative to solve the problem-He fed them all. So rather than the followers departing after food, they decided to stay much longer with Him because they saw Him as a solution provider. That is exactly who you are.
You have the mind of God working inside of you. The same life that He lived while He walked on the earth as a man was transmitted into your life by His blood. Your wife and children will continue to honour you as long as they see you as their head who is not empty but full of the wisdom of God. When your flock sees you as their true head and the man who takes the initiatives, you will always be the first person they will run to when they have a problem. Now there are three areas God expects you to take the initiative as the head of the family. Firstly, it is in the area of spirituality. You are to seek out the will of God for your flock and engage all the spiritual arsenals of prayer, fasting and consistent and aggressive confession and profession of the truth. You will continue to do your flock a disservice and ultimately lose your place as the head, if your wife and children are the ones who take the initiatives on spiritual matters or challenges that require spiritual answers. Another area is the place of the emotions of your wife and children. As the head of your family, you must understand that your sheep have feelings-they have the capacity to cry when they feel hurt and happy when something good happens to them. So it is your responsibility to ensure their emotional well being. When you take the initiatives to helping them, then you would have been said to have done well (Is.1:17).
· Father, in the Name of Jesus, make me a savior in my family-fold.
· Father, in the Name of Jesus, empower me with creative ability to bring solution to my wife and children.
· Father, in the Name of Jesus, give me hearing ears and seeing eyes.
I have the mind of Christ and the creative ability to be a solution provider to the needs of my wife and children because that is my heritage as a good and godly husband in Jesus Name. Amen.