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How to be a better child to your parents.

Have you ever thought about the kind of child that you are to your parents? Are you bringing them joy, or you’re making them lament in their old age? Here is a post to encourage you to do your best for them, because there’s no better gift you can give to them and ultimately, yourself!

God cannot give you something bigger if you have not been faithful with what He’s given you. Have you been a good child to your parents? Do you support them financially and spiritually? Are you an obedient and caring child? Do you keep in touch? Call them, text them?

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The bible says honor your father and your mother so that your days will be long. That’s the only commandment with a promise. Take it seriously and the Lord will come through for you. Even when you don’t have earthly parents, think about the people in your life who have held your hands and guided you through the rough times. They could be mentors, legal guardians, spiritual guardians, or even older friends!


Do for them what you would like them to do for you, if the roles were reversed!

Here are a few ways in which we can be better children to our parents:

1. Stay in touch. Aside the fact that some people are generally bad at keeping in touch, the problem, I think, comes when people have no relationship with their parents. I get it, people have different personalities, but there are some children who simply cannot maintain a conversation with their parents. If you’re one of them, please change your ways. Even if a phone call is too stressful for you, a text once in awhile will suffice. Some cheesy ones can be a happy new month, sending funny or interesting articles, or memorable events like religious and political celebrations.

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2. Respect and Obedience. I understand that we are of a different generation from our parents, but inasmuch as we may not always understand why they have certain regulations, we have to respect them. Respectfully express yourself to your parents. Nothing breaks the heart of those who have invested so much, and given so much, than disrespect. We can never imagine the sacrifices that have been made for us to become the people who we are today, so they best we can do is to make our parents grow old in joy.


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3. Gifts and Financial Support. Don’t underestimate what you have to give. A single prayer from your parents goes a long way in bringing you to your own destiny. And a simple heartfelt gift can trigger that prayer like never before! Remember that Jacob blessed Ephraim, the younger son of Joseph, and Ephraim eventually became greater than his brother. That was because of his grandfather’s blessings over his life! Joseph’s life was so blessed by his father (and his father) that even his children were very great! What a blessing! What a wow!

That’s it for today friends! It’s a short post but I hope it goes a long way to making us better people, especially better children!


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Hey, my name is Alheri and I'm obsessed with Jesus. This blog is me keeping my promise to Him for answering a prayer. Purple is my favorite color and my favorite scripture is Jeremiah 32:27 which says "Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: is there anything too hard for me?" (KJV) You can contact me at


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  2. Egor F. Egbe says

    This subject is very large as divergent views are always shed whenever it props up for consumate discourse. In the Old Testament many decendant children of God barely saw their biological parents as, ‘they are there’! There is little or no record of how Cain and Abel related to their parents. But we learn alot about their sacrifices to God. Most family members offered their sacrifices directly to God as soon as they became of age.

    Even when Noah built the great Ark, not much is known of the role played by his own children. At the building of the Tower of Babel, no particular family owned up the project. Both projects were communual.

    Yes. At the time of Abraham, his elder son, Ismeal, whom he drove out with the mother at infancy, rarely referred to him for anything. Real and remarkable father-child relationship was greatly enunciated between Abraham and Isaac. Isaac obeyed his father so greatly. He tended the flock at tender age. He fattened the rams and goats without complaint. He carried the firewood meant for sacrifice to God, surprising, in the bush, albeit knowing that he, indeed, would be sacriced. Even if he had doubts in his mind, he seldom could confront his dad rudely but subtly asked ‘…ut where is the ram?’

    Jacob and Esau loved their parents very well. Even at old age their father still knew that his children loved him and cared for him ‘….here is the voice of Jacob and the hand of Esau…'(recall the full story). Many other childeren in the Bilble also cared for and loved their parents in various ways.

    Jesus did not really give much to his earthly parents, Joseph and Blessed Mary but was wont to subject himself to their guidance ‘..where have you been… we have been looking for you…”. “…don’t you know …I am in my father’s house…'(recall this encounter). He obeyed them.

    Being a good child transcends pouring of gifts and writing of letters and sms at quick succesions.
    Parents’ prayers are normally for their children to attain higher heights than them, become more famous, better educated and travelled, establish good families in turn, be heard and noticed in honourable endeavous, keep up the family’s good name and image, be good ambassadors everywhere they find themselves.

    Real good parents do not pray for their children to come back and feed them, even at old age; build houses for them; buy cars for them. No. But to say sweet words to them, no matter after how long. As little as merely saying ‘…..daddy/mummy thank you for bringing me up…’ , just being grateful, is oftentimes, enough for most parents.

    So children, loose no sleep if you genuinely cannot afford any thing, in the eyes of Man, for your parents, but always, just say, ‘thanks you’ to them for everything, at your slighted oppurtend time. God in His infinite mercy made you pass through this world through them!

    What a wonderful topic, Alheri.

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  3. One of the things that the Holy Spirit began convicting me about. Working on it.
    Thanks for sharing. ❤


  4. I want to start by asking a question. The part about being sanctified. I usually hear that word from people who are members of a Pentecostal church. But you’re from Nigeria. Most of our brothers and sisters in Africa don’t know about being sanctified. Am I right? Ha-ha. Just wondering.


    • This is the second time you’re coming to my blog to say something I consider offensive. But before I jump to even more conclusions, what exactly do you mean by “most of our brothers and sisters in Africa don’t know about being sanctified. Am I right? Ha-ha. Just wondering.”

      What exactly do you mean by that?


      • Well, I didn’t mean to offend you. I assume that most Africans don’t know about being sanctified. I’m sorry if I’m wrong. And why did you say that this is the second time that I’ve offended you?


        • Thanks for your reply, but I must ask, what exactly do you mean by “Africans don’t know about being sanctified”? I’m very curious and worried about this statement.

          How can you categorically state that an entire continent of over 54 independent nations and one billion people does not know about being “Sanctified?” That’s my one big question.

          Would you please explain sanctification as you understand it, and please enlighten me as to why Africans do not understand this grand concept?


          • Do you know of any other Africans who are sanctified? It’s something that Americans are more familiar with.I’m sorry for not using the right words.


            • I’m just worried about your meaning of “sanctified.” Sanctification means having Jesus Christ in your life as your personal lord and savior, right? It also means living a life of holiness and righteousness.

              Americans are not in any way more familiar with sanctification than Africans are. That’s my point. Look at the trends in christianity and you’d see that in fact, the fastest growing churches in the church are in the global south, and in Africa in particular.

              However you want to see it, Africans are religions, and most especially, Christians. That sound count for something, however we decide to define the word “sanctified.”

              Notwithstanding, thanks so much for reading my blog and for engaging with me! God Bless and keep you 🙂

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              • Hello. I know what being sanctified means. As I had already said, I used the wrong words. It was simply my error. I hope that we’ll continue to read each others blogs. Take care.


  5. Nice job on this. It is good and Godly that you already understand this. For some people it takes a life time to cherish their parents.


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