Main Scriptures: Ps.133:1-2
More Scriptures: 1 Tim.1:12, Ps.23:1, Jn.10:28
As the head of the family, God has ordained you to lead your wife and children in the fear of the Lord. However, you need empowerment to carry out your leadership function effectively and maximally. A lot of husbands are operating below their capacities because of the lack of the anointing of the Holy Spirit. And when a husband lacks the anointing, he begins to make foolish decisions which may adversely affect his wife and children. The anointing of the Holy Ghost, is the power of God that guarantees success for every husband who wants to reign as a king in his family. The anointing is what gives credibility and power to the voice of husbands that will make their sheep to respect and honour them.
So, the question is this. As the head of your family, how much influence have you been able to exert in your sheepfold? As the spiritual leader in your home, the anointing of God on your life is what brings solutions to any friction or challenge that you may have with your sheep. Interestingly, one of the gifts of the Holy Ghost is the spirit of wisdom. And so, if the anointing is upon your life, the spirit of wisdom dwells in you. So, if the spirit of wisdom dwells in you, you will be able to handle any challenge that may show up in your family-fold. There is no challenge that the anointing of the Holy Ghost cannot handle. So, if you observe that you cannot resolve issues that arise between your wife and yourself, then you lack the oil to lead your wife and children. You are the spiritual leader of your home. You carry in the inside of you the very life of God, which is divine wisdom personified.
However, for you to get the anointing and keep it flowing on your head with power, you must do the following as a way of life. You must acknowledge that you need empowerment of the Holy Spirit. This is because, without the anointing, which represents the power of God, there is little you can do (Jn.14:26). Jesus speaking said, without me you can do nothing. And when He was leaving to meet with His Father in heaven, He promised to send the Comforter, the Holy Spirit. In John 14 and 16, the Scriptures say that the Comforter will teach us all things and bring to our remembrance all things. And HE will show us things to come. Secondly, you must pray for the anointing by praying in the Holy Ghost. So, if you have not been baptized in the Holy Ghost, I encourage you to do so. This impartation will energize your spirit man to receive clear instructions from God on the right steps to take, the right words to speak and the right place to go. The Person of the Holy Spirit is your best partner to live a victorious life as a good and godly husband.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, empower me to walk in divine wisdom as I lead my sheep.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, fill me with the power of the Holy Ghost for a victorious life as a shepherd.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, give me a heart to receive and believe Your instructions for my calling as the husbandman.
I am empowered by the Spirit of God and that makes me to lead my wife and children in the right way and I live a victorious life as a good and godly husband in Jesus Name. Amen.