Colossians 3:20-21 R-E-S-P-E-C-T

If we put the words of the Lord in our hearts, if we put them in the forefront of everything we see , if we let them light up our hearts, (Proverbs 4:20-23) then LOVE will be the guide of all that we do. A big part of love is showing respect for each other. Let’s sing along with Aretha Franklin: “R-E-S-P-E-C-T, this is what it means to me…” She was asking for respect because she wasn’t getting any. Are there situations in your family where you aren’t getting any respect? Are there places where you aren’t giving any?
 
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Colossians 3:20-21 (New Living Translation)
Children, always obey your parents, for this pleases the Lord. Fathers, do not aggravate your children, or they will become discouraged.
 
Colossians 3:20-21 (The Message)
Children, do what your parents tell you. This delights the Master no end. Parents, don’t come down too hard on your children or you’ll crush their spirits.
 

Why study the Bible this way? If you take it into your mind and heart enough to translate it into a picture or word, it becomes part of you. If you add a sentence or two of explanation, you then engage another part of your brain which cements God’s words even firmer into your heart and mind. If you want to remember it, you can think of what  you drew.

Want to share? I invite your comments and an upload of your own drawings.

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