Main Scriptures: Ps.89:5-7
More Scriptures: Jn.17:20, Ps.42:1, Jn.5:17
Jesus speaking said, if you can have faith like a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, be thou removed and be cast out into the sea and it shall be so (Jn.17:20). Why? Because God is in you, with you and by you.
However, you must desire it as a way of life by asking for it in prayers. As the deer panteth after the water, so my soul pants after thee (Ps.42:1). Secondly, you must diligently walk to please God in your words, conduct and the thoughts of your heart. The Scripture has this to say. Let the word of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in thy sight Oh Lord (Ps.19:14).
The next key is for you to engage your mind, soul and body to legitimate work that will yield profits so that you can have something to provide for your sheep. You will not command as much authority as you would if you fail in your responsibilities of providing for your sheep. This much Jesus Christ, the perfect example of the Godly shepherd understood hence He ensured that He provided the spiritual, material and physical needs of His disciples. He said, my father works, so, I work (Jn.5:17). And this example was further reaffirmed by Apostle Paul. The word of God says, he that cannot provide for his family is worse than an infidel. And He that must not work must not eat (1Tim.5:8). As the head of the family, you must understand that you are the shepherd. And as the good shepherd, you have your sheep to care for. And one of the ways a good shepherd cares for his sheep is to ensure that the sheep has pasture to graze on-that he provides for them. God has provided for you and me all that pertains to life and godliness. So, if you are made in His image and likeness, then you have His nature- the nature to provide. As the godly husband, you must fight against the rudiments of this world, where shepherds have become sheep. That is, the wife is now the person who provides for accommodation, pays the children’s school fees and the bills at home, while the husband does nothing. God did not put your wife to be the head. God positioned you as the head and shepherd. It is against Scriptures for you who is originally the shepherd over your sheep to now become the sheep. (1Cor.11:3).
So, if you want to command the God order of authority in your family, you must diligently work your hand to earn income to provide for your family. That is where your honour lies as the good and godly man, husband and father.
The next key you require to deliver on your authority as the head of your family in the administration of your sheepfold is the key of doing what the word of God says, diligently.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, deliver me from every spirit of lack and want.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, give me the power to succeed in all my endeavours.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, empower me to make wealth and be a provider to my sheep.
I have been empowered by God to succeed in my works and through it I shall provide for my wife and children and sheepfold because that is what makes me the good and godly husband in Jesus name. Amen.