The Scriptures strongly encourage us and urges us
to honor God in our families. Regardless of our
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
Respect shapes the internal compass.
The relationship a child has
with their parents has a
profound impact on the
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
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
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
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
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.
“Let your light shine before others”
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
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.