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Today’s prompt: Reflect
When I first saw the word for today up i saw it as "respect", so while I was busy doing bunny chores I was thinking, what can I write about the word respect? I dunno. Respect is about so many different things, and it caused me to reflect back to when I was younger and my parents very much called me to respect their spouse.
This of course caused to me think of how my sweetheart calls upon our son to respect me and not treat me poorly.
So then I reflect upon how I call upon my son to respect God. To treat God with the reverence due his name, not out of abject fear, but out of the great love God holds for us. That Love calls upon us to give God glory and honour and utmost respect. He made us!
It's hard to train a boy to love and respect someone he can't immediately put his hands on. It's hard to show him how God is responsive to us when it's not always immediately apparent. "But Mom, I could have figured that out". Yeah, I know you could boy, but who do you think gave you that brain of yours?
Oh.. right. But I could have figured it out mom.
Those words draw me back to my own childhood when I was so very certain about so many things, and positive I didn't really need God... and as I mature I realize how much I did need him and how much he did watch over me as a child. He really did you know.
So even though I thought I was to write on the word respect, it caused me to do what I was supposed to be doing anyways, calling me to reflect. :)
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