Today’s Inspiration: Our reactions are the reflection of past afflictions. Likewise our perspective of God reflects our perception of self. Love is a reflection. “Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them.” 1 John 2:15.
Children are also the reflection of the parents. Childhood hurts can become a stronghold in adulthood. “As water reflects the face, so one’s life reflects the heart.” Proverbs 27:19. Family requires the healing of reactions so that there is forgiveness, reconciliation and restoration.
We have ministered to many who hated their parents due to childhood neglect, rejections, abuses or shame. Dysfunctions are not just found in broken families but complete ones as well. Until we discern the generational sins and curses, life will be like a broken recorder. Jesus came to set us and family free by giving himself at the Cross of Calvary, a reflection for our redemption from sins and breaking all generational iniquities. It is not how bad our parents was, it’s how long we want to carry the unforgiveness and bitterness in our hearts.
God commanded us to honour our father and mother (5th Commandment), not because they are good but because through forgiveness, we can be free to love again, and be a godly parent for the next generation breaking the curse of dysfunctions. We can’t change the past but we make changes now bless the future by God’s grace. Praise God!
Prayer: O Lord My God, I choose to obey you this day to release forgiveness for my parents just as you forgave my sins and to obey your Word to honour them. Give me your grace, courage and faith to do so, in Jesus’ Name, Amen.