Obey your parent in the lord, for this is right. Honor your father and mother, for this is the first commandment with promise; that it may be well with you and that you may live long on earth. (Eph 6 1:2)
What a short cut to living long on earth and also in prosperity……just honor your father and mother then you have those promises. The word of God is so true and it cannot be broken.
For some, there are certain things they’ll never get in life through prayers alone…. don’t get me wrong, am not insinuating here that prayers does not work, but God have tied certain blessings/breakthrough to your obedient to this command of honoring their parents. They may keep struggling until they do what they were meant to do ….honoring their parents.
Why did God plan it that way? Well, I don’t know, but one thing I do know is that he is a great and mighty planner and he sure knows what he is doing. But then, if you don’t honour them, who will?
When you honor your parents, no matter who or what they are, even if they are witches and wizards, they will surely BLESS you and your breakthrough may just be tied to their BLESSINGS….it is a very powerful thing that can open ways for you even where there seems to be no way.
A man may make it where others are failing, another may be favored above all others; he gets picked among many even though he’s the least qualified. The reason may just be that his mother (bless her soul) never stopped praying for him. You wonder how some people get so fortunate in life; it may just be that a mother or a father somewhere is praying earnestly for her/his child who honors her/him.
How do you get their blessings?
It sure won’t kill you to constantly surprise them with gifts. For those that already have a job, why don’t you have a portion of your salary that goes to them every month and faithfully, let them look forward to it every month even if they have their own source of income. Remember you only have them but for a little while and then they go to the world beyond. Why not make the most of the time you have with them to make them happy so they continually bless you, don’t be like an hypocrite that killed many cows at his parent funeral and never did anything for them while they were alive.
Permit me to say this, there are a limited number of blessings you are permitted and ordained to get from your parents (I deduced this from when Esau came back from the field and Isaac said he has already given Jacob the blessing) and it will surprise you that many people don’t even get half of it; no wonder things are not working fine for them in life.
When you provoke your parents, all you get is a curse… even if they don’t open their mouth to pronounce it, it’s clearly there and it will continually work against you. The eye that mocks a father, that scorns an aged mother, will be pecked out by the ravens of the valley, will be eaten by the vultures- Prov 30:17
Don’t provoke your parent to anger; let them be happy with you so their blessings can come from deep in their spirit…that kind of blessing pursues you everywhere and all the days of your life. Ask for grace now to do those things that will help you get all the Blessings you were meant to get from your parents while they are still alive. No woman or man can pray for you like your parents will do.
Now you may say, I’m an orphan… but I say there are people who hold the position of parent in your life, honor them!
Get it all while you still can!!!