God is First. Always.

Every Good Thing Begins With God. God is calling us to Love. Yet His Love is so hard to grasp. Therefore, His Love must grasp US first. For from him and through him and for him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen. (Romans 11:36)

There is no fear in love.
But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment.
The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
(1 John 4:18)

There is no fear in love.
We need to know that kind of love.
So that we can love with that kind of love.

God must be First. Always. In all things.

The words of the song “Lead Me” by Sanctus Real provide a clear description of the pressure a man feels as a leader … and emphasize his desperate need for God’s help to be the leader He wants him to become. If you haven’t heard it, check it out on YouTube.

Therefore, the First Thing every Man needs to become the Leader he wants to be is … Jesus!

He is absolutely The Essential One, not only for a man’s well-being, but also for his family’s well-being. If a man is a Christian, he must reconnected with Him daily … if not moment-by-moment (1 Thessalonians 5:17).

[callout]If you’ve not yet invited Jesus into your life, you can do so now.
He’s with you – wherever you are in the process of life
– and eagerly waiting to hear from you!
It’s simple. Just talk to Him.[/callout]

An Unstoppable Team: Man, Woman, and The Lord

When a Godly Woman is the willing recipient of the fullness of God’s Love, she is free to love her Man in ways she could not have loved him if she were merely on her own.

Her Man benefits from being loved by her. He receives the love and moral support he needs to be able to lead well as he …

  • Listens to her.
  • Is her hero (i.e., treats her like a lady).
  • Pays attention to her response to his leadership.
  • Asks for what he needs from her (in addition to a great sex life in marriage).
  • And most of all, is courageous enough to allow himself to be vulnerable with her.

The Bottom Line: God is First. Always. In all things.

A Godly Woman receives love from God, loves God in return, then loves her Man out of her own fullness. And as her Man receives love from God, she gets to delight in following a Godly Man who knows how to lead gently and confidently. It’s irresistible joy!

We love because He first loved us.
(1 John 4:19)