Word 4U Today

IT’S A FAMILY AFFAIR (1)

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You have been taught the holy scriptures from childhood’ 2 Timothy 3:15 NLT

If you ever feel (or felt) like your parents didn’t understand what it’s like to be you, on some levels, you’re probably right.

Never before has a generation been as “connected” as we are.

How much of our lives, our friendships, our romances, and our disagreements go on in the worlds of Facebook and Twitter?

This changes how we understand ‘relationships’ from the way our parents did when they were our age, completely.

But that’s only the beginning – the stuff that can find its way onto our screens, well that’s something else altogether.

Years ago, if someone wanted to look at explicit pictures, it meant walking to a special shop, or having an awkward conversation and paying for it. Today, as you know, Google can take you straight there (and all too easily.)

Are these reasons enough for your next argument with your parents? Nah. Despite all of the changes to how we see the world, we have more in common with our elders than we sometimes think.

Despite their own distractions, they worked out how to do life (and with some of them, how to do it for God, too.)

So, in a world of temptations and trying-times, tapping into some well-earned wisdom is probably worth some respect and time.

What now?

Ever struggled with the ‘duty’ of ‘respecting your elders’? This week, make time to spend with someone older, and instead try to make it real ‘quality’ time. Get to know how they see God. 

SOULFOOD1 Chronicles 26:20 – 29:30 Luke 14:1-14 Psalms 119:65-72 Proverbs 21:10-13 

Jolleese Plaire Dzadzovsky

August 16th, 2013

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