Tuesday, September 29, 2015

September 30, 2015

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.  “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.Matthew 7:7-12

Gold is a precious metal because it is relatively rare and therefore always has value. Gold becomes more valuable when cash and stocks lose their value and declines when the opposite occurs but it always has worth.

No wander they call this portion of Scripture the “Golden Rule”! Doing unto others as you would want them to do to you always has value in developing relationships. When culture grows more course, selfish and narcissistic the “Golden Rule” becomes more rare and, therefore, more valuable!

The “Golden Rule” is a Second Base concept. Second Base is the Community base where we learn to develop and enjoy healthy relationships. Is there a better way to love others than to do for them as you would want them to do for you? Or, doing for them what you would do for yourself.

Being kind, gracious, generous and compassionate toward others always adds value to their lives and to yours!

Raising Home Run Kids must incorporate the Golden Rule into your child-rearing! You will only be able to do that if you have learned to connect at home plate. Nothing good happens until you connect with God at home plate! How is your Home Plate connection?

Neither can you train Home Run Kids in the Golden Rule if you have not spent time at First Base. First Base is where your connection with God develops your character. Your love for God matures into a healthy self-love. First Base is where you gain the character to “love others as you love yourself”. Loving yourself equips you to do loving things for others at Second Base. The “Golden Rule” is the evidence of the “Great Commandment”!

What are you feeling that you need today? Find someone and do for them what you wish someone would do for you! That person will feel better and so will you!

Home Run Kids practice the Golden Rule!

Practicing the Golden Rule IS a home run!