"Honor your father and mother, as the LORD your God commanded you,
so that you may live long and that it may go well with you
in the land the LORD you God is giving you."
Deuteronomy 5:16 The Ten Commandments (5)

Helping Hands

Has Mom or Dad ever asked you for a helping hand? Have you noticed how good things go when you do as they ask? There is a reason for that. God has placed them in authority over you. Of course, He intends for them to be under His authority as well. They can guide you as they listen to Him. Show respect for your parents and give them a helping hand when you can. It will encourage them to see the fruits of His Spirit alive in you.

  Blessed Are You!
"But blessed are your eyes because they see,
and your ears because they hear."
Matthew 13:16
God's Word tells us that we will be blessed if we see with our eyes and hear with our ears. God is speaking of a special kind of seeing and hearing. He wants us to see and hear with our spirit. Our heart can see and hear the way God sees and hears only when we live by the fruits of His Spirit. When we want to know and do the will of God, we will see and hear with our heart. Do you know someone who needs a helping hand? There are other ways you can honor your Mom and Dad. You can obey them! You can love them with God's unconditional love!
It will please God when He sees us using the fruits of His Spirit to honor our Mothers and Fathers. Remember our study on the Fruit of the Holy Spirit?
"But the fruit the Holy Spirit produces is love, joy and peace.
It is being patient, kind, and good.
It is being faithful and gentle and having control of oneself..."
Galatians 5:22-23

The Critters are working fast. Gramma Cherbear will be blessed by their surprise. They can see she is in need of a rest. They have learned to see with their hearts. They are also acting with their hearts. They are honoring Gramma Cherbear with helping hands. The Kid Cave is clean and the flowers Joshua Jackrabbit has gathered will add a nice touch. Liam Leapfrog is ready for a dip in the pond!

God says we are to honor our Mother and Father so things will go well with us. We are also to honor Him! We should respect the Lord and give Him a helping hand too!

©2001 Cherbear

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