Main Scriptures: Eph.5:25-27
More Scriptures: 2Tim.2:6, Gen.4:1, Deut.6:7
Yesterday, by the help of the Holy Spirit, we recognized that as husbands, we are caretakers. Caretakers, not as the world operates but as God does. God wants you and I to take care of our sheep lovingly. Today, let us consider another dimension of who you are. You are a care giver. If you have ever visited an old people’s home-where old people are being taken care of, you would appreciate the role of a caregiver. A caregiver gives everything but does not expect anything in return. He gives his time, energy and resources to the weak person without thinking of what he would get in return. They sacrifice their convenience so that the weaker person can be comfortable. They absorb the smell, faeces, and cries and even slaps from the old people without fighting back or retaliating. Caregivers are selfless. This is why very few persons can actually provide this kind of service anywhere in the world.
Now, that is who you are. God has ordained you to be a caregiver to your sheep. God recognizes that you are stronger than your wife and children, who are seen as weaker vessels (1Pet.3:7). So, He places you ahead of your sheep in order for you to provide for them the type of care they cannot provide for themselves, just the same way the caregivers do for the elderly and old people what they cannot do for themselves. For example, your wife cannot become pregnant alone. She needs you to help her get pregnant. And Adam (husband) knew Eve his wife and SHE CONCEIVED, and bare Cain………… (Gen.4:1). It doesn’t matter what the doctors or any other person may have said and concluded about your wife and yourself as it concerns your fruitfulness. You can partner with God to make your wife pregnant. Your child needs you to help him or her become the seed whom the Lord has blessed, through your deliberate and tireless investment of your time and resources in their lives. In Deut. 6:7, the Scripture says, and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down and when thou risest up. You may not seem to be getting any rewards at the moment but I want to assure you that your care for your sheep will speak very shortly (Rev.2:2, 19, 2Tim.2:6). Be the wise caregiver. It is profitable both to God and your wife and children..
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, pour upon me the spirit of servanthood.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, deliver me from every trap of weariness.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, empower me to be a faithful caregiver to my wife and children,
I take responsibility to be a faithful caregiver to my wife and children because that is where my joy and fulfillment lies as the good and godly husband in Jesus Name. Amen.