Main Scriptures: Jn.14:11-12
More Scriptures: Matt.7:16, Rev.22:2, Ecc.2:5
Believe me that I am in the Father and the Father in me, or else believe me for the very works sake. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also, and greater works than these shall he do because I go unto my Father (Jn.14:10-12).
As a husband and the representative of Jesus in your family fold, do you know the works of Jesus? Do you have any idea about the wonders of His works to His bride, the Church? The knowledge of His works will help you in so many ways to live a blessed life as the man, husband and father to your sheep. If you do not know His works, you will not have a basis to strive for excellence in your leadership responsibility to your sheep. In our main text today, the word of God says …believe me for the very works’ sake (Jn.14:14). Jesus had a testimony. He had proofs. And He projected it humbly for all to see. That is what is expected of you as the head and leader of your family kingdom. As the head of your family, your works must speak louder than anything else in the lives of your sheep. Your works are the sum total of your life. This is why Jesus speaking said, “by their fruits, ye shall know them”.
Are you a fruit bearing tree? And if you are, what kind of fruits are you bearing? Your life is designed to bless your wife and children and not hurt them. Through your works, their lives should have encountered great improvements spiritually, mentally, physically and emotionally. But what are some of the works of Jesus, which you must demonstrate as you relate with your wife and children? First, it is work of forgiveness. When He was on the Cross, one of the thieves abused Him. Yet, rather than being bitter against him, He forgave him. He did not hold grudges against anyone who hurt Him from His arrest to His crucifixion. On the Cross, He said, forgive them for they do not know what they are doing. You can also do the same. There is no sin that your wife or children may have committed against you that cannot be forgiven. If Jesus Christ could forgive us of all our trespasses, then you and I have every reason to forgive our sheep. Secondly, it was the works of mercy and compassion. When blind Bartimeus cried out with a loud voice for help from Jesus, He stood still. He listened to his pains and out of compassion and mercy, He restored his sight. You must be responsive to the inner hurts of your sheep.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, empower me to do greater works in the lives of my wife and children.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, reveal to me my true worth as the godly man, husband and father.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, empower me to function in every area of my life as the good and godly shepherd.
I do greater works in and around my wife and children because I represent Jesus in my home as a good and godly husband in Jesus Name. Amen.