Main Scriptures: Heb. 4:12-14
More Scriptures: Ps. 12:6, 2 Pt.1:7, Jas.3:7
For the WORD OF GOD is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart (Heb.4:12).
I have come to discover that as the head of the family and the shepherd and husband of your wife and children, the greatest investment you can make in the lives of your sheep is the investment of the word of God. It is superior to money, houses, cars, social status and lifestyles and beauty. The word of God is the most potent force that can bring about the desired positive changes you want to see in the lives of your wife and children. Let us consider four powerful ingredients inside the word of God. It is quick, that it is alive. It is powerful. It is sharp. It divides.
If you put all the four forces inside the word of God to use, your wife and children cannot escape your influence. They cannot live a life of disobedience and rebellion. You can subdue the ungodly tendencies that your flock is manifesting by the power in the word. You can also drive away ungodly influences in and around their lives. Truthfully, the word of God in you that you believe and operate is more powerful to transform your sheep more than hatred, bitterness and malice.
But for you to maximize the weapon of the word of God to influence your sheep positively, you must trust the word of God and believe that it is true. If you don’t believe the word of God to be true, you will not trust it enough to act on it. That is what Heb.11:6 says that he that must come to God must first believe that He is…(Heb.11:6). The second practical step is for you to be consistent in sowing the word into the lives of your wife and children and trusting the word all the way. Notwithstanding the present negative results, you must never give up on the word of God. In Matt.6:22, the Scripture says, if thy eyes be single, your whole body will be full of light (Matt.6:22). A lot of the time, you may be tempted to be discouraged with the outcomes you see in the lives of your wife and children despite the word of God you have believed and declared. Don’t give up on your sheep. The third demand is for you to rest in hope. Not hope in your wife and children but hope in what the word of God can do. And lastly, you must watch the environment where you plant the word of God. This includes the friends and relationships you surround yourself with, the books you read and what you listen to. If the environment is positive, it will strengthen your faith but if it is not it will destroy your faith.
As you commit to taking up these responsibilities, you will also enjoy the peace of God that passes all understanding.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, make me a word addict and let Your word dominate my life.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, make Your word potent in my life and sheep.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, make Your word to be fruitful in the lives of my wife and children.
I engage the powerful word of God because that is the assurance I have to provide godly leadership to my wife and children as a good and godly husband in Jesus Name. Amen.