And you have caused them to become a Kingdom of priests for our God. And they will reign on the earth." Revelation 5:10 NLT
As Christian men, we are not just fathers, we are a Kingdom of priests for our God. We are empowered and anointed to reign on the earth for Jesus Christ. Our role as fathers carries a weight and an honor that stretches beyond the natural into the eternal.
So how do you live this out in your daily life. It begins by realizing that God has given you everything that you need to lead your family, naturally and spiritually. It means that you are not alone; you are a part of a Kingdom, a brotherhood of men that surround you and support you. Tap into the kingdom and allow your brothers to speak into your life. It means that you can step out in faith to lead your family, even when you feel inadequate, because God has anointed you to reign. Be courageous when you know it’s the right thing, just do it and trust God to fill in the gaps.
Father, thank You for calling me out of the darkness into Your glorious light. Help me to walk in the revelation that I am anointed to reign and lead my family as a priest of the Lord. Give boldness and courage to step out in faith and the humility to stay connected to my brothers. In Jesus Name, Amen.
Pastor Keith Hodges