No one can enter a strong man’s house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man. And then he will plunder his house.

Mark 3:27

I spent time with a father whose life was being destroyed.  His marriage was in shambles, his children were hurting, and he felt that he was losing everything.  Fathers are responsible for their homes.  Just like Joshua made a decision for his household to follow the Lord, every father needs to take a stand regarding the direction of their house.  The devil will come to destroy your family.  When a father fails to take a stand for his house, he is bound.  The thief, the devil, comes in and brings fear and death into the home.  Children are lost, family finances wither away, and relationships are destroyed.  The home is full of mistrust, doubt, and fear.  All because the strong man is tied up.  Fathers.  You are important.  God is calling you to lead your family in His way.  Rise up and take back your homes for the glory of the Lord.  Do it by speaking faith words into your loved ones’ lives.  Take your concerns to God and trust Him to answer with power.  Walk in the love of God.  Be patient with your family.  Resist the devil in your prayers and command him to take his hands off your family.  Trust God in everything.  It is not too late to be the strong man of your house.  Wives, if your husbands have not risen to the level of a strong man, begin to speak the Word over them.  Tell them how God has made them into a mighty man.  Always confess good things over them.  Your prayers and confessions will lead them into God’s plan for their lives.  They were made to be the strong man of their house. 

Prayer: Father, I thank you for the role I play in my home.  You have risen mighty men to be the protector of their house.  I pray that you reestablish the father in every home.  Help fathers to rise up and bless their homes.  Whatever weaknesses they may struggle with, I pray for your strength to be upon them.  Holy Spirit, lead them as they lead others.  In Jesus name, Amen.