1.high respect; great esteem.
Not just any kind of respect but, high respect for someone
What does it mean to honour something?
It means to reverence it and to be aware of its authority/presence. This is what God needs in our lives. He wants us to honour him through how we interact with each other and how we communicate with him.
I’m not too sure about everyone else but, for me, I respect people more through their experiences and things they’ve achieved. If they are older, they get automatic respect but, those who unlock that special level of honour is because there’s a deeper level of understanding I have with them. It could be going through a situation with them or their integrity towards certain things. It’s easy to assume honour comes with age but, sometimes it goes beyond that
I’ll be looking at three ways to honour God in our daily life.
Your heart’s posture
Heart posture is a term that I’ve only discovered recently. A brief description of it is, how your heart is positioned before a person – most cases this means God.
Our hearts are important and we are told to guard them with all diligence. Not only does the heart signify life, it also is a way in which we connect with our inner man (spirit and soul).
In addition to that, it’s stated in:
1 Samuel 16:7 King James Version (KJV)
7 But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.
Therefore, our hearts posture is important as that is how God views us. If our hearts are not linked to him or if we are far away from it, it will be evident in our heart’s posture.
Notice how in the bible, God said to Moses that, he will make Pharaoh’s heart cold towards him. And how that resulted in the captivity of God’s people ? Your heart posture is important
This is also echoed in
Proverbs 21:1-9 King James Version (KJV)
21 The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.
2 Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the Lord pondereth the hearts.
3 To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.
4 An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin.
Your heart posture is important.
How you honour God will start from the heart and it will translate in what you do. Where is your heart towards God? Is it cold, soft or hard?
Daily worship is when we worship God with how/what we do. How we interact with people and where we position God in our life.
If we placed God in one corner then, we will undermine him and overlook him until we are in trouble. However, if we make him the centre of our life, then we will remember where he is, and we will be at close communication with him at all times.
About how we honour God in our daily life, putting God around our situation enables us to know that we will overcome the obstacle in front of us and it further assures us who we are in Christ, making our faith stronger and allowing us to be bolder
God at the centre
The bible states:
Matthew 6:33 King James Version (KJV)
33 But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Psalm 37:30-31 King James Version (KJV)
30 The mouth of the righteous speaketh wisdom, and his tongue talketh of judgment.
31 The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.
I could add many more verses but, time is limited. Placing God at the centre of your life is important. I gave this analogy before; let God be the cake and everything else be the icing. A cake with just icing is nothing but with a base, it is complete.
While we honour God in our life, we remember the role he plays in our life and how everything is by his Grace – with the help of the Holy Spirit.
Luke 12:22-30 New International Version (NIV)
Do Not Worry
22 Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear. 23 For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. 24 Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! 25 Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life[a]? 26 Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?
27 “Consider how the wild flowers grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you, not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 28 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today, and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, how much more will he clothe you—you of little faith! 29 And do not set your heart on what you will eat or drink; do not worry about it. 30 For the pagan world runs after all such things, and your Father knows that you need them.
In conclusion, for us to honour God daily, we must :
- check our hearts and our true intentions
- we must worship him daily and not to treat God like a first aid kit (only used when there’s an emergency)
- lastly, Put Got at the centre of all that we do.