Main Scriptures: Gen.1:1-3
More Scriptures: Jn.6:63, Is.43:26, Num.14:28
What then if you should see the Son of Man ascend where He was before? It is the Spirit who gives life, the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit and they are life (Jn.6:63)
As the head of the family, it is important for you to appreciate how potent the words you speak are. Your words can either make or destroy. It is a long range weapon because it has inside it spirit and life. You may not see the manifestations of the words you have spoken either negatively or positively into your life, and in to your wife and children today. But you can be assured of the reality in the future. So, you must be very careful what you say.
There is something I want to emphasze to you. As the head of your family and the spiritual leader of your sheepfold, the most singular weapon you need to effect the positive and great changes you desire for your wife and children is the spoken word of God. Consider for a moment what happened at creation in Genesis chapter 1. In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth (Gen.1:1). God had a beautiful creation at the beginning just the same way you had a sweet relationship with your wife and children. Sadly something happened with the earth that God created. The earth was without form and void and darkness was upon the face of the deep and the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters (Gen.1:2). So, let me ask you, has your wife, whom you have always known to be hospitable, faithful and submissive, suddenly turned out to be disrespectful, disloyal and unfaithful? Or have your children, whom you were proud of suddenly become a pain in your life?
I have good news for you from Gen.1:3. God faced the same situation you are facing presently at creation. But He did something different. And that is what the Person of the Holy Spirit wants you to do. And GOD SAID, LET THERE BE LIGHT, and THERE WAS LIGHT. God spoke the word into the chaotic creation. He commanded a change. He did not beg the situation. He spoke what He wanted. And as He kept speaking to the dark circumstances, everything turned out to be very good. The Bible is your example. Jesus Christ is your perfect mentor. If you follow the footsteps of God, you will undoubtedly get the same results He got. You cannot and must not watch your wife and children go down the path of destruction. You are their watchman sent by God. You are to exercise godly influences over their lives. It is a great disservice and injustice when you refuse to speak the right words to their unpleasant circumstances. So start speaking the word of life, the right word into the lives of your children and watch them transform into the very image and likeness of righteousness.
· Father, in the Name of Jesus, sanctify my mouth to speak the right words at all times.
· Father, in the Name of Jesus, guard my utterances and let it agree with Your words.
· Father, in the Name of Jesus, honour the words of my mouth that I speak in the direction of my wife and children.
I bear the marks of Jesus Christ and I speak as He would to my wife and children because that is what makes me a good and godly husband in Jesus name. Amen.