The mystery of honouring God


God honours those who honours Him

God honours those who honours Him. The principle of this kingdom is the principle of input and output, seed time and harvest time. Everyone gets what they sow.

“Wherefore the Lord God of Israel saith, I said indeed that thy house, and the house of thy father, should walk before me for ever: but now the Lord saith, Be it far from me; for them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed.” – 1 Samuel 2:30

God is telling us this evening that “give me honour and I will honour you back in return”, despise me and I will neglect you. Sow the seed of honour into the kingdom and you shall reap honour. Can you harvest a maize without planting a corn? That’s not possible.

“They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. [6] He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.” – Psalm 126:5-6

How can I honour God in my daily living?

Someone might ask how can he/she honours God as a lifestyle?

1). Praise

Praise is a sure way to honour God. You’re only qualified to honour God when your breath is in place.

“Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord . Praise ye the Lord” – Psalm 150:6

In everything, not for every thing, praise the lord.

There are some companies of people that would not ask before they receive, these are people in the companies thanks givers. Any time you acknowledge God, He expands you.

“Let the people praise thee, O God; let all the people praise thee. [6] Then shall the earth yield her increase; and God, even our own God, shall bless us. – Psalm. 67:5-6

It’s a matter of perspective, out of paralytic perspective. Many – though born-again Christian – have been bittered with God because they have made themselves prayer projects by placing all kinds of demands on God, switching from one prayer house to the other. It’s not as if i’m against asking but it’s so disgusting the way many Christians have expanded their problems, dishonored themselves all in the name of demands. Praise kills the prayer projects mentality.

Praise unleashes divine ideas. You can live a praise lifestyle and be stranded of ideas. When Jesus was here He always knew what yo to do.

“And this he said to prove him: for he himself knew what he would do.” – Jn.6:6

When they needed to feed 5000 people, He gave thanks. Whenever there were confronted with seemingly impossible situation, He gave thanks, and the miraculous follows.

Praise lifestyle enhances fresh oil. There are many believers, even pastors, operating with stale oil. Fresh oil connotes fresh revelation. You can’t make things happen in life without revelation. Praise is one of the spiritual activities that engender the release of fresh oil. Understand this, manifestation is a product of revelation.

“But my horn shalt thou exalt like the horn of an unicorn: I shall be anointed with fresh oil.” – Psalm. 92:10

2). Obedience

Obedience is the hallmark of honouring God. Anytime you obey God, you set your foot on a pedestal of enthronement/honour.

If Jesus who was given the Holy Spirit beyond measure could not move an ant other than to honour His father then you and I have no choice than to follow the same principle.

“Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: [7] But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: [8] And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. [9] Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: [10] That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;” – Philippians 2:6-10 

Our journey to honour in life begins with obedience. Where your obedience stops is where your honour stops. Dedication equals decoration. Every commandment of God is meant for our profiting.

God has not commanded in order to grieve us, He has commanded us in order to expand us. God has not commanded us in order to punish us, He has commanded us in order to polish us.

“For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.” – 1Jn. 5:3

The word of God is 75% instructions and 25% doctrines.

“All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:” – 2 Timothy 3:16

Honour God by being responsible. You better start carrying responsibility until it’s too late. It’s never too late. You will die as a liability until you start taking responsibility. Repent of all spiritual irresponsibility.

Be financially responsible by honouring God with your thite and offerings.

“But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.” – Deu.8:18

Be spiritually responsible by honouring God with Kingdom advancement prayer and soul winning endeavours.

3). Believe – lastly, honour God with you faith. You can’t move God without faith.

“But without faith it is impossible to please him : for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” – Heb.11:6

Honour God with your thoughts. God thinks, and He thinks positively.

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord , thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” – Jer.29:11

You are God’s offsprings – God’s sons and daughters. According to the law of the universe, every living thing duplicate itself into its offspring, a cow can’t give birth to a goat, a mango tree can’t produce a cashew fruit. It follows, the son of God is a god.

“I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.” – PS. 82:6

You too should think like a true son and daughter of your father.

Speak in line with what you believe. You are what you say.

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” Prov.18:21

In conclusion, don’t just be thrilled by this teaching, align your life according to its prescriptions, and your place of honour can never be farfetched.

Living in Dignity


Dignity is the hallmark of a genuine believer

Dignity is the hallmark of a winning believer. The call into service isn’t a call into a life bombarded with sufferings and regrets – I have never regret serving God for once in my life. God isn’t calling us to serve Him in order to punish us whereas He is calling us to serve Him in order to ‘Polish’ us.

Dignity and honour are the cardinal marks of a winning believer.

“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light.” Pet.2:9.

You see, every authentic believer is a child of distinction, he is a special kind of breed; he is marked out (exempted) from the corruption of darkness and translated into the illumination of light.

Excellence is the capital proof of obedience. An excellent spirit found in Daniel (the three Hebrew guys are better than the magicians and astrologers ten times. Daniel served God via prayer to the point that the king had no choice than bow and called him a god’s name, Belshazzar).

“And in all matters of wisdom and understanding, that the king enquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers that were in all his realms.” Dan.1:20.

Get this straight: a call to serve God isn’t a call to live unaccomplished, unfulfilled (you’re not expected to die the way ordinary men die).

It’s a call to be a partaker of a life with glory and virtue. A call to live an enviable life. We’re not an entity of pity; we are an entity of envy. Our destiny is an envious destiny, more than anything else.

“For he had possession of flocks, and possession of herds, and a great store of servants: and the Philistines envied him.” Gen.26:14.

Only if you can carry this mentality that serving God guarantees you an enviable destiny, nobody will be able to ask you again that “where is your God?” Every of the question mark lurking around your life will be turned into exclamation mark in the name of Jesus.

We are predestined for glorification.

For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his son, that he might be the first born among many brethren. Moreover whom he did predestinate, them he also justified: and whom he justified, them he also glorified.” Rom.8:29-30

In conclusion, serving God is what turns an ordinary man into an extraordinary man. It makes a nonentity to become a celebrity (The disciples of Jesus were unlearned people, but Peter preached in one day and over 3000 souls were converted at the spot). Hmmm! Thank you Jesus.

 

 

 

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