Main Scriptures: Micah 6:1
More Scriptures: Prov.17:6, Eph.5:23, Jos.24:15
Being a husband is a call to warfare. It is a call to conquest. It is a call unto spiritual warfare. Daily, obstacles and invisible traps are laid on the way for you, with the aim to make you lose your place as the head of your family and ultimately dismember your family fold. There has been this erroneous teaching that the wife is the person who oversees the home, hence she needs to fight to keep her home. When you attend marriage seminars, you find more women than men. And when there is a crisis in the family kingdom, the wife is advised to do everything not to rock the boat. Unfortunately, this teaching is a half-truth and has contributed greatly to the increasing number of irresponsible husbands and fathers in the world, especially in the church. Let me start by saying that the person whom God has entrusted the family kingdom to is YOU-the husband (Eph.5:23, Gen.2:15-18).
As the head of your family, it is very important for you to recognize that you are both a physical as well as the spiritual leader in your sheep fold. In any setting, where you have a leader, you will have followers or the led. Between the leader and the led, who is in control? Definitely, it is the leader. So, there is no gain saying that between you and your sheep, you are the leader. And that puts you in a position of a fight. Secondly, the life of your wife has been absorbed into your own life as her husband (Gen.3:16). You are her custodian. Thirdly, the glory of your children is your crown (Pro.17:6), and it is your godly and righteous responsibility to nurture them in the way of the Lord (Jos.24:15, Eph.6:4). With this established truth from the Bible, it is evident that you, as the head of your family, have the primary responsibility to arise and contend for the preservation and sustenance of your family kingdom. In Micah 6:1, hear what the Scripture says, hear ye now what the Lord saith, ARISE, CONTEND thou before the mountains and let the hills hear thy voice. But in what ways can I contend for my family? The principal way you contend is in prayers. The Scripture says let the hills hear your voice. After you have arisen, which is a mark of taking responsibility, you engage the twin forces of prayer and fasting (Mk.9:29). Secondly, be determined in your heart to succeed as a husband (Dan.1:8). Also, you must be willing and ready to take full responsibility for the lives of your wife and children. You are their shepherd and they are your sheep. It is your duty to keep them just the same way Jesus Christ, our Perfect example of how husbands are to behave, kept all that His Father committed into His hands (John 10:28-29). And as you arise and contend, you are stronger together with your wife and children in winning the battles of life (Ecc.4:9-10). You also enjoy fulfillment and enriching fellowship with God and your flocks (Ezk.34:23-26)
· Father, in the Name of Jesus, make me an overcomer as I lead my wife and children
· Father, in the Name of Jesus, baptize me with a higher dimension of faith and boldness.
· Father, in the Name of Jesus, break every spirit of fear and doubt in my life and help me to operate in supernatural faith for exploits.
I fight the good fight of faith to secure the destinies of my wife and children because that is my whole duty as a good and godly husband in Jesus Name. Amen.