Main Scriptures: Deut.1:6-7
More Scriptures: Jos.1:6, Ps.121:1, Matt.7:7
When we were at Mount Sinai, the Lord our God said to us, you have stayed at this mountain long enough. It is time to break camp and move on. Go the hill country of the Amorites and to all the neighbouring regions-the Jordan valley, the hill country, the western foothills, the Negev and the coastal plain. Go to the land of the Canaanites and to Lebanon and all the way to the great Euphrates river (Deut.1:6-7)
I want this Scripture in Deut.1:7 to challenge and motivate you to take steps to break from ungodly relationships and habits. This word of the Lord is there to inspire and assure you that it is not late to turn from your wicked ways. Until the people broke away, they did not possess their possessions. As the head of the family, you must understand that you cannot become a good and godly husbandman to your wife and children as well as others until you break away from certain associations and influences that seem to make you disobey God. You must break away from the camp of husbandmen or friends that treat sin or unrighteousness lightly. Some husbandmen don’t see anything wrong with adultery. Some others don’t consider wife battery as wrong act. There are still others that will encourage you to run your family fold after the rudiments of the world. These are the camp you must break-away from. You must also know that the more you stay closer to this category of relationships that do not reflect the nature of Jesus Christ, the farther away you will be from your wife and children.
But how do I break away from ungodly influences and move forward gloriously in my leadership role as the head of the family? The first step is to recognise that you need help. For I will look up to the hills from thence my help come (Ps.121:1). The second step is to ask the Lord to help you (Matt.7:7). The third step is to determine in your heart that you will never defile yourself by the help of the Holy Spirit (Dan.1:8). Fourthly, you must cut-off anything that links you with your old life and finally be righteousness-conscious rather than sin-conscious. God has a great plan for your headship. Make the commitment today to work and walk with Jesus Christ to live the life in righteousness, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, empower me to break away from ungodly relationships and camps.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, empower me to make progress in my leadership function as a good and godly husbandman.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, strengthen my heart and let it stand for righteousness.
I break away from ungodly camps and realign my life to those who walk in the fear of the Lord because that is what will inspire me to become the good and godly husbandman to my wife and children in Jesus name. Amen.