Matt Hammit’s song, “Lead Me,” captures the challenge involved in one the primary callings that God places on husbands and fathers. A man will not be able to rise to that challenge to spiritually lead his family if he is not wholeheartedly and increasingly devoted to following Jesus in every area of his life.
One of the great need of our days is men who are willing to lead like Christ. For men who are married, it starts in the home. If a church is going to have the kind of leaders that will sacrificially serve in ways that move her forward, then men are going to have to learn to die to self and refuse to abdicate their responsibilities to lead their homes.
If a man fails in his home, he disqualifies himself from serving as a leader in the church.
[An overseer] must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God’s church?…Let deacons each be the husband of one wife, managing their children and their own households well (1 Timothy 3:4, 5, 12).
May the Lord raise up an army of such men in our day.
Here is a Sanctus Real music video of the song.
Here is the story behind the song.