I thought I got honor. I mean, I tear up with the rest of us when the military gets an applause in the airport. That is certainly honor. Mercy. That gets me.
I love standing for someone and clapping for them.
I love telling my husband he is an amazing father and husband.
I love sticking up for people.
I love doctors and teachers and emergency workers.
I love people who risk their lives for others.
I love telling my kids how amazing they are.
So, now that we have that covered, I recently was shown something by God pertaining to honor. It’s super easy to have honor for those listed (and others) but something I haven’t shown much honor in is the, well, more secret places.
what I feed my body
Websters Dictionary says this about honor:
1. High respect, esteem
2. a privilege
3. “honor implies the acknowledgment of a person’s right to be honored”
So, I have to ask myself, Is there anything in my life that is from God (who is the highest and worthy of all honor) that I do not honor, hold in high respect, esteem, consider a privilege?
The answer? Yes.
If God is the highest in my life who deserves all honor in all areas, then I have to take a look at what areas I’m lacking in in honor. He is after His own glory, His own honor, and so should I be. Because, when I make that my primary objective then…. well, just read this little gem of a scripture.
“Wherever I cause my name to be honored, I will come to you and bless you.” Exodus 20:24b
Wow. Wherever He is honored then He will be and He will bless. Makes me want to make sure I am honoring Him in all ways.
What about you? Any areas you can think of where your honor to God might be, let’s say, a little less than?