Monday, March 7, 2016
It’s BLOG time Everyone—Welcome!!
I’ve got a great word for us all to think about this week and that word is RESPECT.
You know, we can inherit a lot of stuff, but no one ever inherited respect; this is something we must earn.
Respect – noun: esteem for or a sense of the worth or excellence of a person, a personal quality or ability, or something considered as a manifestation of a personal quality or ability.
There are many individuals for whom I have great respect. I don’t just like them, I respect them; there’s a difference. For me, “liking” someone comes pretty easy, however, respect is on a higher plain…It’s more than just liking someone. When someone tells me they respect me, it makes me feel very special. For me, respect is a gift of honor and frankly increases my self-esteem and it’s a great feeling – I love it and I cherish it! I’d just like the honor of being a gift to everyone I meet, no matter who, where, or when.
If we have the right attitude…one of gratitude, we can all be gifts to each other. Having a kind heart is the first step to earning the honor of respect— One doesn’t have to be a member of MENSA or the Einstein-Genius society to earn someone’s respect; however, I do believe One must first respect One’s self.
This week, let’s All think about what respect means to us, and are we worthy of someone’s respect?
GOD is Good! GOD is Great!!
I love you,
“Respect is a biblical principle that is becoming increasingly invisible in our world today. Respect , honor and esteem are very closely related words and in the Bible we see these words used interchangeably.” —Pamela Rose Williams
Respect for the Lord:
“Hear, O Israel – The LORD our God, the LORD is one. You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.” – Deuteronomy 6:4-5