Monday, July 23, 2018
"Honor your father and mother, which is the first commandment with promise: that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth." Ephesians 6:2-3 NKJV
Do you wish you could be held like this baby and be swung back and forth? I thought about this and decided I might be nauseated by the motion. The things we have to think about as we age!
I used to swing on the swings in our backyard without a problem but lately I feel sick when I do this. I may have to give it up. I will not give up running, jogging or moving fast. It's what keeps me in shape. Even then I have gained weight when I didn’t want to.
Our bodies change and it’s a lot to keep up our usual pace. I won’t give in to slowing down. How about you? Are you caring for yourself in all the right ways? Do you go for check ups and eat as you should? It can make a huge difference down the road.
Our promise today is for those who honor their parents. Did your parents teach you to eat right, and exercise? I think somehow they probably mentioned these things a few times.
What about spiritual things? Did your parents encourage you to pray and look to God for all things? My parents didn’t know the Lord when We were younger but my Mom came to know Jesus as an older woman. She had no choice since she lived with us later in life!
Some of you may have your parents on earth still. Don’t forget to take every opportunity to let them know how much you love them. Once they're gone we don't want to be left with regret.
Honor isn't something we hear about. Why Not? If we honored everyone there wouldn't be hatred as we have now. Can we honor someone who isn't quite like us? Can we respect another human being because this is God's command? Sure we can, if we seek God first.