Honor, a word we often forget!!!

I was born and raised in a Christian home. We went to a traditional CSI church which taught me the A,B,C’s of the Bible. The little stories of Faith, like the David and Goliath story, the story of Jonah, Daniel in the lion’s den were some of the early seeds that were planted in my heart. At home, my mom was particular about family prayer every sundays, and she always encouraged us to start off the day with bible reading and prayer, and also to pray before we got to bed. Those were some of the early seeds that was planted at home, by my family.

When I got saved in the year 2005, I was learning a lot of things from the Bible. Fresh revelations from the Scriptures started opening up. I was thrilled as I began to understand the Bible in a whole new way. Slowly, even without my own knowledge, I started getting a feeling of superiority (in faith) over my beloved parents in the areas of faith. I started openly debating with them about the things of the Bible. Subconsciously, I began to undermine their faith and had an attitude of boasting inside of me.

I have seen in more than one occasion, where young people fall into this trap of the devil. We think we are being zealous for the Lord, but in reality we are having nothing but an arrogant boastful attitude over our parents, before the presence of God. And in the process, the hands that nurtered and cared for its own, is left all alone with a feeling of guilt, and a feeling of condemnation.

The Bible says that everything must be done with love. “Do everything in Love” 1 Cor 16:14. And as children, no matter how old we are…. we have the responsibilty to encourage the heart that first encouraged us!

A couple of months back, I was talking to my mum on the phone and she was telling me to teach little scriptures for Jaden. I said, “I will do”, but slowly her tone went low. She said that she felt bad that she didn’t do much teaching of God’s word to us, when Binil and I were little. I didn’t know what to say. Just then, I was inspired in my heart to remind her of how she always encouraged us to pray before we got to bed and pray before we left for school. She was really touched and I could tell from her voice that, that ONE little word of encouragement, had made her day!!!!!

More often than once, since we grown ups have our own lives to live and families to run, we forget to encourage our parents and thank them for the loving things they did for us when we were little children. Without the hours that my mum spent on her knees praying for me and Binil, I wonder where we would be….. and when I think that all that we have shown in response to her love is some foolish arrogance… I feel miserable!

Dad and Mom deserve our love, time and respect!!! This is a little heads up for Mother’s day. Mother’s day is May 13th this year. Maybe you could do something special for mum and dad…… trust me the smallest word of love, means the world to them!!! Come on guys….. let’s honor Jesus, by honoring Amma and Appa!!!

“Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the LORD your God is giving you.” Deuteronomy 5:16

Have a fabulous day!!!

About Varna Jeevagarajan

Hi there, I'm Varna Jeevagarajan. Originally from Chennai, but currently living in Saint Louis, US. Have been married to Tagore Jeevagarajan and blessed with two precious kids!!! Well, to say a little about myself.... I adore Jesus. And I enjoy writing! Put both together, and you get a blog that talks about my experiences with the Lord Jesus. I enjoy music and singing as well. And God has been gracious and enabled me to come out with an album called 'kanden'. I truly believe that every talent, small or great, ought to be used for magnifying and exalting His name and drawing the ends of the Earth to His throne!!! My blog and my musical talents are my little contributions!!! Hope that my music and my blog will bring Joy and Hope to your heart and bless your soul!!! Thanks for visiting, Varna Jeevagarajan
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6 Responses to Honor, a word we often forget!!!

  1. Anu says:

    thats sooo true.. I could relate ur story in my life too… we all definitely need such subtle remainders…. BTW… nice family pic…. You have real big eyes..

  2. Rebecca says:

    Yes rightly said…..it’s because of their paryers and teachings we are @ this level……..

  3. joshua says:

    My mom and dad may not have taught me theology and Christian doctrine but (mom) always insisted that i read the bible… “at least 10 verses” – she would say. I have also heard her telling me a couple of “bible stories “Yes you are right. We who are “born again” sometimes have that air of superiority that we “know it all”. Remember that the Pharisee was not the one who was justified before God, but the sinner who kneeling near the door of the synagogue beating his chest saying ” Lord be merciful to me, a sinner“ was. We have to be “patient” ( a fruit of the Spirit) . ” Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up” ( I cor; 8;1) .” The man who thinks he knows something does not yet know as he ought to know” Paul said “….Now i know in part, then i shall know fully….” “Where then is the boasting”? on “knowing” the bible from cover to cover ? I can say of my parents that they were ” APPOINTED OF GOD to help others”(I Cor 12:28) Since all of us are so taken up with ” prophecy, tongues, healing and miraculous powers” we do not recognize THE GOD ORDAINED GIFT of helping others( which my parents and other parents have/had in good measure.) Jesus said “Let your light shine before men that they may SEE YOUR GOOD DEEDS and praise your Father in heaven”. So let others “see” our good deeds. Paul wrote (after I Cor 13:) ” Follow the way of LOVE….” You not only have to talk the talk but walk the talk. The Lord Jesus be with you your family and your ministry.

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