Saturday, August 3, 2013

Be a HERO of your TIME PART II

1   E-NJOY YOUR BEING YOUNG…You might be surprised but the Bible says it’s o.k. to have some fun!
The writer of Ecclesiastes says, “Young man, it’s wonderful to be young! Enjoy every minute of it . . . But remember that you must give an account to God for everything you do” (Ecc. 11:9). So, live a balanced life. Work and study, but also hang out with your friends. Play games. Watch your favorite TV shows; but be sure your fun is something Jesus would do.

“Children, obey your parents because you belong to the Lord, for this is the right thing to do. Honor your father and mother” (Eph. 6:1,2a). 

Sometimes that’s hard because parents often say, “I love you!” by giving commands and restricting your freedom. They say,“Fasten your seat belt”; and “Do your homework!”; Be home by 10 o’clock”; “Don’t skateboard in the street.” 

Now, they don’t hassle you because they hate you. They don’t boss you because they want to ruin your life. Instead, they do it because they love you. 

Picture two knights going into battle. The first knight wears a suit of armor. His head is covered by a heavy helmet. His body is encased in massive metal plate. The second knight only wears a T-shirt and jeans. 

Now, which knight would you rather be? The first knight is rather miserable. It gets stuffy and sweaty inside that heavy suit, and it’s hard to scratch your back. The second knight is totally free of such restraints. Is he luckier? No! The first knight may feel restricted by all that armor, but he wears it for his own good. The second knight may have more freedom, but he’s totally unprotected. 

It’s the same with us. Our parent’s commands and restrictions protect us!