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Today we will be looking at showing gratitude to your parents. Parents can be wonderful. They can be overbearing as well. They can reel out commands, rules, and guidelines. They tell you what to do and what not to do. They tell you when and when not to watch the TV.

To you, it seems as though they were over children. They just grew into adulthood one day.

Well, I have good news for you. Your parents love you. They love you so much they want the best for you. The rules and laws they give you are to bring out the best in you, not necessarily to restrict you.

They want to see you excel in your studies and in life. They want you to become a successful parent someday.

So the next time they tell you to wash your clothes, for example, know that it’s for your own good. They don’t want you to be a dirty person. When your clothes reek of sweat and are dirty, people will not want to associate with you and you could get teased or mocked at school by your mates. This could affect your self-esteem, making you withdraw from others.

Even the Bible encourages us to keep clean as it portrays the state of our hearts before God.

Take your evil deeds out of my sight; stop doing wrong. Wash and make yourselves clean. Isaiah 1:16 NIV.

Again the Bible tells you to obey and honor your parents so that it might be well with you.

Ephesians 6:2-3 GW “Honor your father and mother, that everything may go well for you, and you may have a long life on earth.” This is an important commandment with a promise.

God bless you well as you do so. Amen.

Prayer:
Almighty Father, help me to honor my parents by listening and obeying them. Help me to understand that all they do is for my own good. Amen.

Action Plan:
Take time to appreciate God for your parents and seek to understand them.

Declaration:
I am full of gratitude. I value my parents.

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