Main Scriptures: Matt.16:18
More Scriptures: Jn.10:29, Mk.9:29, Jn.10:9
Let me begin by telling you that as the head of your family, you are in charge to build the home, your wife and children on the foundation of Jesus Christ. The marriage relationship which you superintend over originates from God and it also represents the kingdom of God on earth. And because your marriage and all its components are precious in the eyes of God, satan your adversary, is working day and night to steal, kill, and destroy (Jn.10:9-11). This onslaught on the husbandman has resulted in so many shepherds not knowing what to do-living in a confused state of mind. But today, the Word of God tells us how you and I as heads of our families can build and secure our headship in the family kingdom.
And I say also unto thee, that thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it (Matt.16:18).
Building your position as the head of your family on the rock-God- is the only security you have against the attacks of the wicked one. Now, what is the rock? It is Jesus Christ, Himself. And He has provided you the materials you need to build-the words contained in Scriptures, the Bible. As a leader, you need the word of God inside of you to overcome the pressure and disappointments from your flock. In fact, you need full dosages of the word of God to resist and repel the arrows of the enemy shot at you with the aim of making you behave inappropriately. So, for you to build on the rock, you must spend time with the word of God. Whatever you don’t spend time for will not yield the needed harvest (Pro.4:20). You also must meditate on the word of God. In Ps.1:2, the Scripture says, but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law doeth he meditate day and night. As you take in God’s word into your spirit man, it will help you build a strong foundation for your family kingdom. You must understand that your position as the head of the family is spiritual, so it will take spiritual inputs to sustain it. This is why prayer and fasting must be your lifestyle. As a leader, you cannot afford to toy with your position as the husband. It is a calling. It is your greatest opportunity to lead and inspire your wife and children and generation for good and for God. Get involved.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, empower me to receive Your engrafted truths into my spirit.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, deliver me from the power of sin and the flesh.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, let the words You will teach me gain root in my heart and bear fruits in my life.
I am building my headship and my family on the Rock, Jesus Christ, because it is my security to becoming the good and godly husband in Jesus Name. Amen.