The Scriptures strongly encourage us and urges us


 to honor God in our families. Regardless of our 


life-stage, 


we are called to honor God 


through what we do and how we do it.


In the context of the Scriptures we see that 


God calls children to honor their fathers and 


mothers. Children are expected to show 


respect to their parents from a young age, 


and the best way they learn how to be


 respectful is through their parents. Home 


is the first place children begin to learn


 about respect.



Respect matters.


Respect shapes the internal compass. 


The relationship a child has 


with their parents has a 


profound impact on the 


child’s development.


The role and impact of the parent in a child’s 


life cannot be overstated. The parent will serve 


as the main example for the person the child 


ultimately become. As such, parents should be 


keenly aware of the impact they will have on 


their child’s development. 


Parents should not exasperate their children 


or provoke them to anger. Respect is a 


critical concept for children to understand 

and act upon. 


This is another reason why parents should 

also honor and respect their children... that’s

how the child will learn to respect themselves.

Parents should respect their child because that’s 


how the child will learn to respect themselves. 


Parents serve as the first and most important role 


model for everything a child does now and later 


in life. 



Parents, family members, teachers, community 

leaders who intentionally model appropriate 

and respectful behavior daily, for children, are 

more likely to facilitate the development of 

well-adjusted young adults who know how 

and why they should treat others well.

Parents actually have the ability to positively


 influence their children. Many children feel 


that their parents are relevant anymore. Listen, 


we had better be relevant in this toxic culture in 


which we live or our children are done for... 


finished. However discouraged we may feel, 


we must continue to fight the good fight for the


 sake of cur children. And this battle begins 


with respect!


Are we paying attention to what God is pointing 

out that He would like us to grow in... as we model 

honoring and trusting God to our children?

When we honor God, we are demonstrating


 the high regard we have for trusting God with


 all that we are and all that we have. We are 


totally resigned and committed to trust 


God's Will. 


The principles, in the Scriptures, are like tools that 


enable us to build a happy family. (Proverbs 24:3)

As we wholeheartedly pursue a relationship with God 


and make God's glory the purpose of every day... 


we fulfill the purpose for which we were created 


and live in a growing relationship with God...


the One Who created us.

As we follow God's lead and light... we, too, 


can graciously and fearlessly take advantage of every 


opportunity to honor God. 


With gentleness and respect in our sincere thoughts, 


words, and deeds... we can be the beacons of light 


we are called to be.

Jesus said, 


“Let your light shine before others”

 

(Matthew 5:16).


Jesus explained that no one lights a lamp just to hide it 


under a basket. A lamp is meant to be placed on a stand 


to give light to everything around it. 



We are called to be a light to the people around us. The 


light we reflect is God's, not ours. Like the sun and the 


moon, the light we reflect comes from our 


Power Source, God.

As we reflect God's glory...


others will desire to know the Source of our light... 


the Source of our joy.


May we willfully and cheerfully allow 


God's Light to shine through us,


not to bring recognition to ourselves, 


but to bring glory to God.

As we endeavor to honor God...  even mature 


Believers will encounter opposition. 


As we seek to serve God and walk in our greater 


calling... Satan will do all he can to oppose and stop us. 


He will use any willing vessel.



As we pursue God... we may find ourselves reaching new 


levels and becoming targets for new devils. Let us not 


forget that we are also engaged in the battle between 


God's truth and Satan's lies. 



Some of Satan's agents would rather hinder us, hurt us, 


harm us, and get even... rather than turning within to the


heartfelt embrace of all the beauty, value, and love 


God provides. 



Even though life will have tragedies and challenges... 


let us choose to bless the Lord at all times. 

God is worthy of praise in hard times and good times...

 


simply because God is God. 

No matter what we lose.. let us always honor God. 


Let us focus on the things that ignite our spirit and our joy. 


Let us keep an attitude of gratitude, and never allow 


Satan to steal our joy or our praise.