Main Scriptures: Ps.127:1-2
More Scriptures: He.11:6, 1Pet.5:5, Acts 15:16
I have come to realize that as the husbandman who wants to be the good and godly man, husband and father, you need the help of God. That without God no husbandman can do anything. The spirit of the man wants to do what is right, but his flesh is pulling him to do otherwise. So, you have so many frustrated husbandmen in the sheepfold and the marketplace who have become burdens to their sheep and the society. Therefore, I encourage you to give attention to this message so that you can be built up as the godly husbandman indeed.
Except the Lord builds the city, they labour in vain that build it; except the Lord watches over the city the watchmen waketh but in vain (Ps.127:1). As the head of your family, there are so many things calling for your attention. You have so much that you would like to achieve but you seem not to see the desired results. Sometimes, if you are not careful, you bring the frustrations and agitations to the home front. A lot of the time, you imagine what else to do as you seem to be losing the energy and faith to raise a good and godly family. There is good news for you. And that good news is found in Ps.127:1. Except God builds and watches over your family kingdom with your cooperation, you would continue to struggle as the head. God made the shepherd and gave you the sheep and the sheepfold to manage in trust for Him. You did not make anything yourself. So, it only makes sense to connect to the One whom you hold His treasure in trust, for strength, wisdom, direction and motivation. God is interested inyour home. He wants you to be respected and honoured by your wife and children. He wants you to function maximally with proofs and results as the godly man, husband and father. But much as God wants to make a valuable asset to your sheep, He will need your invitation and cooperation. This explains why the Bible says, call unto me and I will answer you (Jer.33:3). You must learn to call on Him. You must make Him the Lord over all that concerns you. Once you allow Jesus Christ to take the Lordship over your wife and children and your home, you will reign supreme in your family. So, allowing God to build and watch over your family is simply acknowledging Him as your helper. Therefore, you must do the following. Firstly, you must come to Him in faith. In Heb.11:6, the Scripture says that but without faith, it is impossible to please him, for he that cometh to God must believe that he is and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him. Secondly, you must come to Him in humility, which is a state of your heart. The word of God says, God gives grace to the humble but resists the proud. As you engage to take these steps, the peace of God shall reign in your home.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, break every root of pride in my life.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, help me to thirst after You all the days of my life.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, create in me a clean heart and renew a right spirit in me.
I willingly surrender my life to God, and I declare Him Lord over all because I need His help to function as the good and godly man, husband and father to my wife and children in Jesus Name. Amen.