Calling all Godly men, may you be empowered by this daily devotional just for you. It is taken from Vance K Jackson’s Steer The Ship Men’s Daily Devotional.
Taming the tongue
Your tongue is powerful. It can either build up or tear down kingdoms. Your words are powerful. When you speak God’s Word over your family you speak life into their destiny and sett their course. Your home is where God’s peace dwells, rests and flourishes. God has planted you as the head of your home and it is your choice to either surrender your heart and words to God, or you can recklessly misdirect and shipwreck your home with the words that you speak.
Even in chaotic times, it is your responsibility to lead your home as God gives you insight and instruction. He will guide your course — if you allow him to. It is your decision to allow God to lead your home through your words and reflect His Heart or you will allow pride to ruin your God-given destiny.
“Behold also the ships, which though they be so great, and are driven of fierce winds, yet are they turned about with a very small helm, whithersoever the governor listeth. Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!” ( James 3:4-5)
Lead her gently
Leadership without self control is like a broken dam. Your leadership protects the borders and spiritual integrity and familial infrastructure of your home. When you allow your emotions and the emotions of others to breech the walls of your home, the spiritual stability and foundation of your home begins to decay. Self control, prompted by The Holy Spirit, will ensure that you are leading as The Word instructs — selflessly.
“He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.” (Proverbs 25:28)
Who are you submitted to? When you submit your actions and words to God you’re allowing Him to mold you into the man, husband and leader that He’s called you to be. When you lead, as God instructs, your heart, words and actions flows with the heartbeat of God — even in challenging times. Choose to lead your wife and family with love and under Godly care. Gather together for a daily devotional and let your words minister grace, peace, love and power.
Decree God’s Word in your daily devotional
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” (Proverbs 18:21)
Your life is satisfied by the words that you speak. When you decree the Word of God over your life in your daily devotional, and cover your family, you’re establishing the house and guiding the path of your home for good success — Godly success. Your family’s success is rooted in your obedience to God as a husband and father. Your words can either build up or tear down. Choose to build. Build up your family’s faith through the words that you speak and your life‘s actions. Allow God to lead you in your daily devotional so that your heart, words and actions reflect Him. You are His mouthpiece.
You are His set man for your house. You are His priest. You have the opportunity to lead your family through your words and faith filled actions. As you read God’s Word in your daily devotional and speak them over your family you’ll accelerate their course and help to position their destiny. As the head, you can block unnecessary headwinds that try to slow you down. You are God’s chosen vessel to break generational cycles and bondages over your family. God will establish a new generational lineage through your obedience. Say what God says. Meditiate upon it in each daily devotional. Do what He instructs you to do.
Use your daily devotional to steer your home
“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” (Matthew 18:20)
When steering your home, prayer is critical to establishing the trajectory of your family’s success. That is why a daily devotional time is so important. Prayer establishes unity and is more powerful than any weapon that the enemy can throw at you. When you gather together, for your daily devotional time, choose to unite, pray and agree instead of coming together to disagree. Notice that Satan will try to come between you and your family in an effort to distract and disrupt you from focusing on your God-given assignment and pursing your destiny.
When you deliberately focus on God as a family, God will show up in your situation. It is your choice to decide to connect together as a family and to intently focus on what God wants to do through the generation that you lead. As the head, when you’re steering the ship of your home your submission to God’s Word and instruction is monumental for you and your family’s continued success.
“He maketh peace in thy borders, and filleth thee with the finest of the wheat.” (Psalms 147:14)
When God steers your home, His peace will flourish. When you’re guided in your daily devotional by what He says He will fill your house with His Love. Filling your house with the finest of wheat is a byproduct of seeking God first. When you seek God’s peace He’ll cause you to flourish and prosper.
Some try to fill their house with the “stuff” before seeking God and obtain the stuff without peace. Choose the Peace of God before you pursue the “stuff”. Your family is more important than the “stuff” that can fill your house. When you fill your house with the Word of God, He will fill up the rest.
Lead her with diligence
“He becometh poor that dealeth with a slack hand: but the hand of the diligent maketh rich.” (Proverbs 10:4)
When you diligently lead your wife’s heart, your marriage will thrive. When you set the example each day in your daily devotional as a couple He will lead your path and steer the success of your ship. Take the lead in your home by walking out the principles of God! Choose to allow God’s Word to steer the course of your ship. Let your life and your words minister peace, grace, love and power.
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