Honoring God in our walk.
This is Part 4 of my series Honoring God in our life.
We can honor God in our bodies, His temple within us, our prayer life and our testimonies but the most challenging, at times, is honoring God in our walk.
I can know scripture, share scripture, write scripture on little cards or post it notes, and put them all over the house but if I don’t write those words on my heart they mean nothing. If I don’t humble myself and ask God to reveal their today meaning for me they mean nothing. God’s word needs to live and breath in us so that we can walk in love and honor God.
1 Corinthians 13:1 ESV says
“If I speak in tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or clanging cymbal”
Matthew 25 tells us of the final judgement of how when the Son of Glory comes before him will gathered all peoples, of all nations, and they will be separated like a shepherd separates his sheep from the goats. The sheep he places on his right and the goats on the left. The sheep are welcomed into the kingdom of heaven because of what verses 35-36 say:
For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.
Then the righteous answer him saying in verses 37-39:
‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
and the King answers in verse 40:
‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
There in a nutshell is how we honor God in our walk-we bless each person we come across as if we are blessing Jesus. What we do for others, in the love we have been so freely given, we honor God.
These verses don’t say “When you felt like……..” and this, my friends, is the challenge. We live as flesh and blood and there are times when you may want to do good for others but your flesh gets in the way. I am so grateful that it doesn’t say “every time you did….” it says “whenever you did….” God knows us, he knows our heart and he asks that we love as we are loved, by him. He also knows, at times, we will fall short. He loves us during our good, bad and ugly days so the next time someone, who you don’t feel like interacting with, has a need, we need to remember that he first loved us, gave us example upon example how to love and gives us the Holy Spirit to guide us and then love that person as God loves us, in their good, bad and ugly times.
My prayer today is that I live a life that is less of me and more of him. Step by step, day by day, as I walk in His spirit, I will move towards honoring God more and more in my walk. Will you too?