My salvation and my honor depend on God; he is my mighty rock, my refuge. Psalm 62:7
“It’s an honor to meet you. —– It’s my honor to host this event for you. —— It’s an honor to be in your presence. —– I’m doing this in honor of . . . .”
Most of us have either heard or said one of the above statements. The word honor (verb) means to hold in honor or high respect; to revere. Who is it that you honor? Who do you have a high respect for? Who do you revere? Is there someone on the list above God?
Sometimes, I struggle with the direction or situation that God has chosen for me. Whether it’s financial, personal, professional or spiritual. I question. I argue. I dismiss. I disregard. I ignore. It’s frustrating. It’s not the plan I had in mind. It’s not easy. It’s too scary. Does any of this sound familiar or I am alone in all of this?
Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God. 2 Corinthians 7:1
However, when I stop to consider all the good, the wisdom, the love and the growth our God wants us to experience all my feelings turn to shame and repentance. For our God does know what’s best. His ways are good and His sight is above our sight. When it isn’t our choice, we sometimes find it difficult to honor God’s choices and direction for us, but when we submit to His will and thankful for His blessings He rewards us.
Our honor and reverence should be for HIM! It’s an honor to serve you, Father. It’s an honor to welcome you into my heart, Lord. It’s an honor to have the opportunity to sit at your feet and experience your forgiveness and grace. It’s an honor to accept this great love you have for me. It’s an honor to know that you know me by name. It’s an honor to experience this pain so I can grow in you and draw closer to you.
Father, It’s an honor to know You and have the opportunity to share You with others. Thank you for this honor.
Is it your honor?
But with you there is forgiveness, so that we can, with reverence, serve you. Psalm 130:4