Bible Texts: Lk.16:15-16, Jer.1:10-12, Matt.6:22, Jn.10:30, Gen.2:15, Eph.5:25, 1Cor.13:4-8, 1Pet.3:7-9
As the good and godly husbandman, God wants you to never give up on your assignments to Him and to your wife and children. God wants you to press on to the goal of your high calling as the husbandman. And two very important assignments that God wants you to press on to are found in Genesis chapter 2 and verse 15 and John Gospel chapter 10 and verse 30. My prayer is that you will not throw in the towel to satan, sin and the world through discouragement, despair and fear. Rather, you will press and continue to press until you become the good and godly husbandman.
God took the man and set him down in the Garden of Eden to work the ground and keep it in order (Gen.2:15) MSG.
My sheep recognize my voice. I know them and they follow me….. No one can steal them out of my hand (Jn.10:30) MSG.
These two Bible passages describe you as the set-man ordained by God to oversee everyone in your Garden, which represents your home-wife and children (Gen.2:15). The Scripture also describes you as the one whose voice of influence must be strong enough to command the followership of your wife and children (Jn.10:30). These are the goals God wants you to pursue.
Having known all these, you must react against anything or circumstance that wants to discourage you from pursuing the God-given goals that are set before you. When your wife and children begin to manifest negative attitudes towards you, then know that satan has stolen the good seeds from their lives and replaced them with ungodly seeds (Jn.10:10). You must fight to recover and restore them back to God and His righteousness.
The law and the prophets were until John: since that time the kingdom of God is preached, and EVERYMAN PRESSETH UNTO IT (Lk.16:16). No one will press for you but you. You are in a warfare and not funfair. Satan, sin and the world are daily contesting your godly leadership as the husbandman but praise be to Jesus Christ who always makes you to triumph.
This must be your daily declaration as you lead your life, wife and children “I press towards the mark of the high calling with the goal in view.”
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, empower my faith to believe all things and never give up on You, myself, wife and children.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, destroy every root of hopelessness in my life.
- Father, in the Name of Jesus, empower me to see Your glorious destinies for my life, wife and children.
I have faith in God and I press towards the mark of the high calling to become a vessel of honour to God, my wife and children because that is what makes me the good and godly husbandman in Jesus name. Amen.
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Jesus Christ is Lord over all.
Bro. Ebenezer O. Igure