If you love Me, lead…

I was praying for someone this morning, that the Lord would bless him and his marriage, and that he would not be afraid to lead his wife. The thought that came into my mind as I was praying was “If you love Me, lead.” That’s a wonderful motivation for leading our families, men: because we love the Lord Jesus, we LEAD our families! Because the love of Christ compels us. I thought of what Jesus said to restore the fallen disciple: “Peter, do you love Me? Feed my sheep.” Three times the Lord connected love for Jesus with care for the flock.
Fathers, we have a flock to care for, to feed, to lead, and we can do what God has called us to do because of our love for Him. Perfect love casts out fear. If we are afraid of our wives or afraid of our children or afraid of the responsibility that we have been given, perhaps we should cry out to Jesus that He would help us love Him more.

If we love Him, we will lead.

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2 thoughts on “If you love Me, lead…

  1. Sanctus Real – “Lead Me”

    I look around and see my wonderful life
    Almost perfect from the outside
    In picture frames I see my beautiful wife
    Always smiling
    But on the inside, I can hear her saying…

    “Lead me with strong hands
    Stand up when I can’t
    Don’t leave me hungry for love
    Chasing dreams, what about us?

    Show me you’re willing to fight
    That I’m still the love of your life
    I know we call this our home
    But I still feel alone”

    I see their faces, look in their innocent eyes
    They’re just children from the outside
    I’m working hard, I tell myself they’ll be fine
    They’re independent
    But on the inside, I can hear them saying…

    “Lead me with strong hands
    Stand up when I can’t
    (From: http://www.elyrics.net/read/s/sanctus-real-lyrics/lead-me-lyrics.html)
    Don’t leave me hungry for love
    Chasing dreams, but what about us?

    Show me you’re willing to fight
    That I’m still the love of your life
    I know we call this our home
    But I still feel alone”

    So Father, give me the strength
    To be everything I’m called to be
    Oh, Father, show me the way
    To lead them
    Won’t You lead me?

    To lead them with strong hands
    To stand up when they can’t
    Don’t want to leave them hungry for love,
    Chasing things that I could give up

    I’ll show them I’m willing to fight
    And give them the best of my life
    So we can call this our home
    Lead me, ’cause I can’t do this alone

    Father, lead me, ’cause I can’t do this alone

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