When Dad called my brother for service that evening, I am so sure he did not expect what my brother said. My brother said, “Must it be church all the time?”
My dad (the pastor of the church) did not utter a single word. He simply turned around and went to church.
Honestly, every man must be able to stand with his entire family before the Lord. It is a thing of joy to see standing fathers, standing mothers and standing children.
In the day of trouble in Judah, all the men stood before the Lord with their little ones, wives and children (2 Chr. 20:13).
Mummy was not standing while Daddy was drinking and the wards were clubbing. They all stood before the Lord.
A family that stands is God’s own delight. He said about Abraham, “I have singled him out so that he can direct his sons and their families to keep the way of the Lord by doing what is right and just…” (Gen. 18:19)
God singles out every man who provides spiritual leadership for his family. Through such men, generational promises come alive.
Today, I pray for fathers who are sleeping spiritually, who cannot pick the heart beat of God for their families.
They have no divine template for their wives nor have downloaded heaven’s profile for their wards:
Your heart is quickened to heaven’s call upon you. There is a restlessness within you right now. You take your place in God’s scheme of things.
The value you are meant to bring to your home is not wasted.
I pray for wives burdened with loads that they are not meant to carry: As you wait for the change you pray for, your capacity is enlarged. In your days, you will laugh for joy!
I sense God is raising entire families of ministry gifts. He is raising “Phillip Homes” where the father is a city taker, the mother is a prophetic intercessor and the children are terrors to the kingdom of hell.
We see it in our days. Amen.