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We need Fathers in the Family
SOMETHING TO PONDER ON: God is so amazing. He sets His Kingdom order for earth in our spirit, while we are yet in the development of the womb. That’s why a child first words is “Daddy”, not because the child does not love the mother, but the child asks for the headship, because even though momma has rocked them, held them, and fed them, they have a spiritual understanding embedded in them that recognizes the order of God, without being told.
They honor the one who has been established as the protector king, priest and provider for their life development. Even when the father is not there, they yet know his position.
That’s why men, it is so important that you recognize that your presence in the family is an important factor. A child can be reared all their life by their mother, who love nurtured and cared for them, and yet that child will have a unfulfilled desire in them because the order of God was not established over their lives.
When that place of family headship is left vacant, it leaves more than a void in the child’s natural life, but it leaves a spiritual emptiness that only the headship was suppose to help fill, by teaching and training them from their priestly position.
If all men knew their value as the head, and truly understood their importance of standing in the position, we will have less single family homes less divorce less angry children.
The greatest challenge of the male is to maintain the integrity and honor of being a husband and father and maintaining the vision of the home and family as God has given him. The natural and spiritual task of maintaining the structure of the family and keeping the balance of love respect and honor within it is an awesome and sometimes overwhelming responsibility for the man, if the support of the wife is not there.
It’s important that wives understand that they are to walk in agreement to the vision that God has given the husband to maintain the well being of the family unit. When our men can stand in their place and hold down their position of authority and responsibility concerning the family, we will see changes in not only the family and church, but also in society!
It’s nothing like having a head that knows understands and values his position!
Remember Who is Leading You!
The ability to walk away from drama, and to be released of all baggage of the past, and to not allow the enemy to invade your atmosphere with foolishness, keeps you in a position to remain focus and able to keep your forward momentum going.
Too often, we allow the disturbing distractions of the enemy to overtake our lives and place us in a position of not being able to move forward in life. We lose sight of our purpose and goals and forget that we can do all things through Christ, because we allow the distresses of life to take our trust in God!
We must always remember Romans 8:28 and realized that any test trial or situation will work for our good. When we have the understanding that God is in full control of our lives we can go through any storm or battle with the full assurance that we will come through with victory.
Don’t allow negativity to speak in your ear especially when you are believing God. Anytime you are standing in faith the enemy will fight your stand. It is up to you to push and press pass the rebuttal of life’s circumstances that opposes the reality of God’s promises and to believe beyond your natural senses the unseen reality of what God has spoken concerning you.
Your faith is the substance that brings into material existence what you believe! Continue to trust The Lord to perform His word. Numbers 23:19 declares that He can’t lie and won’t go back on His word. Trust Him. He can’t fail.
Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”
Numbers 23:19 “God is not a man that He should lie, neither the son of man that He should repent. Has He said, and shall He not do it? Or has He spoken, and shall He not make it good?”
A Great Injustice….
The greatest injustice we can do to a person is to ignore their cry for help, because they look like they have it all together.
So often as Christians we fail to hear with the Spirit. We are so visual until we judge a person by their appearance, rather than the Spirit.
We have lost many a person back to some habit or sin, because we didn’t hear the cry of their heart. People are crying out and the church is not hearing them.
The spiritual ear of the church is deaf. Instead of paying attention to each other we tend to be self absorbed and self centered with our own problems or situations. Suicide among the Body of Christ has increased, depression has been on a up-rise, many are discouraged, and they are speaking up, but their words are either ignored or dismissed as trying to get attention by those in the Body who are so hung up on themselves, that they can’t comprehend the desperation upon a person life.
Leaders are also slacking on their ability to discern when one in their congregation is in a desperate or vulnerable state. They are so busy with other affairs in the ministry, until they have lost touch with the people. They have lost their ability to feel the heart and soul of the people, and because of that they are losing to many people back to the world.
We have forgotten how to feel in this hour. Our ability to be able to recognize the needs of the people is one quality that those in leadership need to possess. We need to open our spiritual ears and listen. The cry of the people is coming forth but because we are more involved in the politics and financial gain of ministry we have become deaf to the emotional spiritual mental needs of the people!
~ Apostle Barbara R. Thomas
|Apostle Barbara R. Thomas is founder of I Come to Heal Ministries, A Woman’s touch Ministry, The Next Dimension Global Outreach Ministries and Spoken Word School of Ministry and she is on a mission traveling the world proclaiming the Gospel for soul to be won to the Kingdom of God. She has a mandate on her life to help brings others to their divine purpose.|