With Reverend Michael
Let's find out
what God says about
Honoring your Mother and
"Cursed is the man who dishonors
his father or his mother." Deuteronomy
One of the most
blessed things that you could do is to honor your Mother and your
Father even when you feel that their wrong and your
important is it to God that we honor our Mother and Father?
the Ten Commandments, There is only one that ends with a
"that if you honor your
father and your mother, yours will be a long life, full of
blessing." Ephesians 6:1-3
"Children this is the right
thing to do because God has placed them in authority over you. Honor
your father and mother.
good, loving parents who have cherished their own children
dearly would gladly without hesitation give their own life to
protect children. And as much as we love dear with all or our
hearts, how many times have we greatly disappointed, hurt and
let our own children down. I know, because I am one of those
parents, who try so hard to raise a teenager, and still I have made
my share of mistakes.
By our own wrong choice of words or rash
actions of falsely judging or trying to shame or embarrass our
children. Being falsely motivated by our own fears of hoping
that our stern or misplaced words will help keep them out of
trouble. Where we as loving parents fight back the tears,
knowing we spoke out of fear and not faith and trust as we
wish later that we could have taken back our own actions or
words from a chaotic moment that we were ill prepared to
handle. The truth is, we as parent's are far from
perfect. As imperfect as we are, you would not be here
without parents or someone who has chosen to love and
care for you, none of us would be here
If you could be like Jesus for
just one moment and be able to look into your parents heart, you
would know that as much as they get into your face and tell you
things that you may not want to hear, that they are trying to keep
you from making the same mistakes that they made.
And yet, as much as we love
you as parents, we will still make mistakes in raising you.
Some times because we love you
so much, especially if we feel that if there is a chance that you
might get hurt in the choice of your friends or the places that they
hang out in, if theres a chance that their active in
drugs, drinking or even premarital sex. Because we believe that we
have raise you right, It's not about if we trust you as much
as we dont trust the situations of intense peer pressure that you
might get involved in.
So forgive us as parents who
are still learning to let you have wings so that you may fly and
have your freedom to enjoy life as God has intended.
We are still learning day by
day that we are only stewards over our children, so just as you are
growing up. We as parents are growing into a trust relationship with
you as well as learning to put our complete trust in God.
So love your parent's dearly and show them the
proper respect, even when you think their wrong or that they don't
Always put your validation of who you
really are in God. Sometimes
parents makes a
mistake because they are human. You will find that
it is far easier to forgive them, because you
took them off the "pedestal of perfection" where you
used to think as a young child that they could do
I know how much pain and how much it
hurts when you value your parents opinion of yourself. And then just
like that, your parent says something that really blows you right
out of the water by the wrong choice of words said in a heated
moment. Words that can cut so deep and hurt us so much
worse than even a physical cut.
It's when we hear them from somebody who
we value their opinion very highly. It's because we put them on a
high "pedestal of perfection"and we feel safe that they won't hurt
us, like they just did.
And then, when we react back from a
place of great hurt, we say things that we feel will hurt them back
as much as they have hurt us. And before you know it, both of you
are no longer as close as you used to me as a younger child. This is
not the time to develop pride, God's Word says "Pride
goeth before destruction."
It may not seem like it at the time, but
when your parents say words that hurt you,
words that there going to regret later. It hurts them at
the very moment that they say them to you. Our pride and pain keep
us from holding back from lashing out at those we love the
When your parents have a chance later to
have a moment of quiet time to reflect on the words that they just
said to you earlier. They themselves will hurt inside for
saying them to you. They will regret their words and their actions,
and if you can find it within your heart to be receptive to their
feelings for hurting you. And when this does happen to you, and it
will. You will understand with God's wisdom, that they are
not perfect, and that there is only one that is perfect, and
that is Jesus Christ.
being perfect, we (mankind) still said things to hurt Him. We lied
about Him, falsely accused Him of crimes that He did not commit.
For one moment,
think of all the skeletons that people feel that they have in their
closet of shame. After Peter had physically walked the earth with
Jesus for years, and seeing His miracles change the world first
hand, would not Peter denying that he knew the Son of God not once
but three times as they were torturing Him not rank as one of the
most shameful moments in our lives were we would hide in our
closet of shame so that we would not rather admit to anyone else as
long as we should live.
about how Peter must have felt, when Jesus had already
warned Peter that he would deny Him even knew before
the rooster crowed.
Peter was so consumed with grief that he ran and wept
He did not even feel like he was part of Jesus
What did Jesus do about this after He rose off the
cross and wanted to have a meeting with His beloved diciples.
He had a angel send Peter an personal invitation to
let him know Jesus wanted him there.
we all say words that hurt deeply to those we love the
When Peter said words that hurt and cut Jesus so
deeply, because they came from someone who loved Him so much. They
hurt more than the physical wounds that he had endured from cold
May you find it in your heart, to show unconditional
love and grace.
Just as Jesus did,
Will you forgive those who truly do love yout the
God believes in
Skeletons hiding in your
Only God validates your
Honor your mother and
God sees no shame in your
between a parent and a teenager
God sees no skeletons in your
Lights for the Lord
Help your teenagers find their
When communication breaks
Show your teenagers mercy and
You have to give God all or
Bless your children with happy
Don't just say your proud of them
No matter what happens in
God sees no skeletons in your
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allow adversity to happen?
Why do bad things
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