I greet you in the name of Jesus Christ! Are you happy? God is speaking to you every day so that you will be happy! “My son/ My daughter, you should not be sad; walk with me! I shall guide you holding your hand. It could be a difficult path, yet why do you fear? I’m with you! Learn to walk along with me!” God is looking at you and saying so. If you walk with Jesus, He will guide you holding your hand. He will guide you even if you happen to walk in the valley of death. But you don’t have to fear! He will guide you through beautifully. Therefore, do not fear! But, if you want to prosper just as He promised you, God is speaking to you what we are supposed to do in order to prosper, isn’t it? We must pay attention to it! “I pray as I’m a believer and He shall make me prosper” or “I give offertory and God shall make me prosperous”, not like that. Something beyond that called “the word of God”. We must heed to the word of God! That’s very important, you see! Today, in Ephesians 6:2,3 “Honor your father and mother, …that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.” This is God’s promise. It’s a promise of God! This is a commandment with a promise! God says, “Honor your father and mother, that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.” God says, “Honor your father and your mother” Some do not give due respect to their father and mother. During childhood, back in school, they’d fear and so they obey and they respect. But little children these days tell their father and mother, “What do you know, mom? What does father even know? You’re outdated!” -They speak rudely. You should not talk like that! God has given them as your father and mother. You wouldn’t exist without them.
Their prayer, their belief and their faith they have upon God so He gave you as their child in their family. You could be a young child studying in school or an adolescent girl or boy going to college. “You must honor your father and mother.” You should never disrespect their words. If they tell you something, you must accept it as such. Even, if it pleases you or not, even if you’d do it accordingly or not, first, you must learn to accept their words “Okay, I listen to you, mother. If it works that way, I shall do it!”, you can tell so. “you do not know anything! stop talking, just shut your mouth!” This would wound the heart of a mother. “What does dad even know? He only knows this!” – Do not speak like this! It would wound their heart. “Dad is telling like this? Okay! I shall pray about it and God shall lead me. Please ask dad also to pray for it”. Why can’t you say like this? May be, your father and mother are not educated. May be, they are not as wise or knowledgeable as you are. But God has given them as your father and mother. They are the ones who are praying for you. So, you are supposed to honor them. Only then, shall it be well with you. it is said that you shall live long and your life shall be secure! If you look at the reason why so many of them are caught up in accidents and affected by it. “Do not ride the bike; do not speed”! They did not obey their parents.
They did not heed those words! There are so many of them affected for life because of this. My beloved children, My beloved children, may be not even when you are studying in school or in college but have you decided not to heed the words of your old parents when you are married and have got your own children? You should not be so. Sit and talk with them lovingly. They may not tell you lot of things but a word or two. Honor those words and listen to them. “Oh, is it? okay, Father. okay, mother. I shall see what I can do about it.” When you just listen to them, they feel very happy. It is not that you must do accordingly. Not listening but telling, “Shut your mouth. We are just fine if you are still. It’s enough if you just keep quiet!” just to shut their mouths, dominating them and being rude with them is not correct! How much pain would it bring on them? Instead, if you sit with them and just listen to them, “Oh, is it! Oh, that’s the matter!”, they may talk for just 2 minutes. They would be very happy, “My son listened to my words!” It is honoring them! If you are not listening to them and being rude, then you are dishonoring them! How can God listen to your words, then? If you go to God and talk with Him, “Father, …” how can He listen to you? “You do not honor your father and mother nor do you listen to them whom you can see. But you are being rude and putting them to shame. Then, how shall it be possible for you to prosper? Isn’t it? Please pay close attention! If you had grieved your parent’s hearts, please ask for forgiveness and reconcile with them. I love my mother very much; my parents used to visit me very often during their old age and I used to listen to them closely what it is about, I’ve never spoken like, “Ask them to leave; I cannot talk to them, etc.,” Okay, I’ll listen to them whatever they had to tell me and I shall do what possible for me! Once, I felt that one of the words I spoke had wounded my mother’s heart. Something that I casually spoke affected her so much. It affected me very much and I first, asked God for forgiveness, I asked my mother for forgiveness. I said, “The word I spoke has wounded you, please forgive me!” My beloved, humble yourself. May be, your parents are not as educated and wise as you. They are very strict. Still, they are your parents. They are concerned about your future. There are so many things happening in the world they will be strict especially with girls. So many things, a girl who went to college didn’t return home alive, a child went to school didn’t return home alive. We live in such a horrific world today. So, the mother’s heart will suffer. So she would say, “Don’t go like that. Don’t do that or don’t talk like that!” They are with fear! They speak like that so that you shall be safe and sound. Please understand their intentions. Therefore, respect their love; respect their words. God says, “Honor your father and your mother that it may be well with you!”. Will you speak to your mother today? Will you speak to your father today? “I’m sorry dad! I’m sorry mom! Please forgive me if I’ve grieved you!” Go and talk to them lovingly and see for yourself how happy you will be. You shall prosper in your life! “God, You’re wonderfully talking to us, teaching us. Thank You for that; thank You for Your word; thank You for the Bible verse. Please give us a nice heart that honors our parents. God, please give me/ give us a heart that respects and honors their words. We submit to always live according to Your word. Let there be goodness to all those children who submit themselves today. Let our lives be longer on this Earth. Please bless them and make them happy. We pray in Jesus’ name, Father! Amen. Amen.”