“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
This kid obviously needs some help at second base. So do your kids!
Here are some practical fundamentals for winning at second and living out the Golden Rule.
1) Value Others
2) Show Compassion
3) Make Good Friends
Today I will deal with the first fundamental.
Home Run Kids know how to value others! It is much easier for your kids to value others when he is connected with God at Home Plate. Learning to respect God helps a Home Run Kid find self-respect and self-respect leads to respecting others. If a Home Run Kid respects God he will value what God values and the Bible is clear that God values people.
To Raise A Home Run Kid a parent must model respect for God, for his spouse, for his child and for others. Like many values respect is caught more than it is taught.
A Home Run Kid must not be allowed to be disrespectful toward others in either his attitudes or his actions. He must be taught to respect his parents, his family, and those in authority especially. Disrespect must be confronted with stern correction.
The Golden Rule says, “Respect others as you want to be respected”.
A Home Run Kid should not be allowed to speak disrespectfully. Words matter! Words mean things. Words cannot be taken back once they are spoken. Name calling should be prohibited and punished. Profanity must be forbidden. There is an old saying that goes, “What you say is what you are.” True!
The Golden Rule says, “Speak only words you would want to hear.”
A Home Run Kid must be taught to show respect in his actions. And when he acts disrespectfully he must be taught to make it right.
The Golden Rule says, “Show respect as you want to be shown respect.”
Second base in baseball is called “scoring position”. Once you get there your chances of making it back to Home Plate for the score go up significantly. In the Home Run Life it is very important to for Home Run Kids to know how to get to second and what to do once they get there!