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He who sacrifices thank offerings honors me, and he prepares the way so that I may show him the salvation of God. Psalm 50:23
Honor of God is our obligation as Jesus-followers. It is not an option but an opportunity to afford praise and thanksgiving to the Almighty. The honor of God places the focus of our appreciation on the object of our affection, Jesus. It is way beyond just the mere morsels of language from our lips (Mark 7:6). The honor of God is meant to be a habit of our living. Our life overflows in honor when our attitude of gratitude sets the tone for our actions. It is honorable to God when we are grateful for our jobs and the people with whom we work. We take the time to celebrate birthdays and verbally affirm the character traits of the one being honored. This small scenario of gratitude honors our Savior. It is a celebration of salvation in the life of one of His children. Gratitude honors God.
Our worship honors God when our behavior matches our beliefs. This is why we come before Christ in confession and repentance. It is an honoring of the standards He has set with His life and word. It is dishonoring to our Lord to receive Jesus at salvation and then ignore Him until we get to heaven. Our enemies get more attention than this lowly form of ingratitude. We go to God because we need it and He deserves and expects it. The simple act of submission and surrender to Jesus honors Him in heaven and on earth. If the angels bow before Him, how much more should we (Psalm 103:20)? Holy living submits its whole way to divine direction. We honor heaven when we ask God for guidance.
It is out of our honoring of God and others that He shows us the way. Honor is a highway to heaven (Philippians 3:20). It is in our acts of honor that we hear the voice of the one we are honoring. Honoring improves our hearing. Honoring brings clarity. It is when we honor God and people above ourselves that we gain perspective (Romans 12:9-10). A self-honoring person sucks the life out of a situation, while someone who offers honor gives life. It honors others when we serve them. It honors others when we are kind. It honors others when we involve them in the decision-making process. It honors others when we invite them to special occasions like showers, weddings, funerals, and anniversary parties. It honors others when we celebrate what is important to them. Honor helps others understand.
Furthermore, honor God with your body (I Corinthians 6:20). Our body is a reflection of God. It is His and He expects it to be in its best condition. When we care for our body we care for Christ. It honors Him. It is also unacceptable to the Almighty when we abuse our body. When we abuse our body we abuse Christ. Therefore, honor Him in your body. Dress so you draw attention to your inner beauty. This honors Him.
Lastly, God honors those who honor Him (1 Samuel 2:30). What an honor it is to be honored by God. He honors us with His intimacy. He honors us with responsibilities and success. He honors us with wisdom. He honors us with blessings undeserved. He honors us with friends and family. He honors us with health and healing. He honors us by calling us His own. Our honor invites His honor. By God’s grace, do the honorable thing. Honor prepares His way.
Taken from Reading #36 in the 90-day devotional book, “Seeking God in the Psalms”… http://bit.ly/InvUdR
OUR LIVE NATIONAL PRAYER BEGINS AT 8pm PDT -10pm CDT -11pm EDT
Welcome Family in Christ!
Thank you Dehbie for leading us tonight and I am honored to be here with all my friends in Christ. The honor we have for our God must come from within. It cannot be fake or pretended. It must be real and we will know it when we honor. I am praying for Israel because they have a big battle to to fight. We must do it with our prayers since our leaders will not send help. Keep Tamima in your prayers becasue she is volunteering for the military in any way she can participate.
Thank you Dehbie for leading us tonight and I am honored to be here with all my friends in Christ. The honor we have for our God must come from within. It cannot be fake or pretended. It must be real and we will know it when we honor. I am praying for Israel because they have a big battle to to fight. We must do it with our prayers since our leaders will not send help. Keep Tamima in your prayers becasue she is volunteering for the military in any way she can participate. She is a brave women and knows she is on the right side. Love and God Bless Maggie
Maggie, you are so right as usual - words of wisdom! We will pray for Tamima. God is with His people and we will pray a hedge of protection over Israel.
Thank you Debbie (...and Chuck) and Hi Maggie, I hope to join you all at 8:00. Hope you enjoyed pleasant weekends! K
I am here to pray but I am feeling ill, I shall try to return when I feel a little better
Welcome Kelly and Barbara. Barbara, I will say a prayer for you right now!
Dear Jesus, touch Barbara with Your healing hands and cover her with your peaceful Presence. In Your STRONG name I pray, Amen.
We approach Your throne in the name of Jesus. Forgive us for the things we have done and the things we have left undone. Wash us clean in the Blood of the Lamb. Father, thank You and praise You for every good and perfect gift that comes from Your hands. Prepare our hearts for this Thanksgiving week. Help us to focus on giving thanks to You for all You do for us and all You have entrusted us with. Help us be good stewards of those gifts. Help us reflect upon the inspiring example of the pilgrims, who risked everything - including their very lives - for religious freedom, for the opportunity to freely worship You.
Father, watch over Your people Israel. May Your Spirit of peace settle over this part of the world and may political leaders rule with Godly decisions. Watch over Maggie's friend Tamima as she bravely offers herself for service. Keep her safe dear Lord and bless her selfless heart. We pray the blood of Jesus over this situation as we lift up prayers and stand with Your chosen people.
Father, bless Janette on her birthday today. Continue to raise her up for good works in Your name and bless her with every good and perfect gift. Bless all of our prayer partners who are here tonight and those that are away. In the strong name of JESUS I pray, Amen and Amen!
As we begin prayer, let us pray this Scripture out loud......
New International Version 1984 (NIV1984)
The Armor of God
10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. 18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.
19 Pray also for me, that whenever I open my mouth, words may be given me so that I will fearlessly make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may declare it fearlessly, as I should.
Welcome back prayer warriors. Any additional prayer requests or comments?
I would like to pray that the people of our nation accept the outcome of the election and that we use our energy to return to church to bond with our brothers and sisters and that we pray for our Nation and our sister Israel and that we look to God as our leader and savior.
The passage from Ephesians is so appropriate for us to look to and adhere to right now.
Kelly, I am in agreement with your prayer. Seems everyone in the Republican Party is playing the blame game...very sad!
Here I am, late but blessed to arrive before the hour is past!
Welcome Lisa! We are blessed by your presence!
I am here... A Wonderful lesson and beautiful music Debbie. Thank you. The prayer request are in my prayers. I received this in an e-mail from teaparty.net, thought it might be of interest. Good night and God Bless
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Thank you Ann!
Yes. I think this is a good time to remain strong in our faith and to build it even stronger. If we stand together in our faith instead of trying to adjust our beliefs to the appease the voter base I think the conservative party will blossom once again. People seem to be searching for values to hold onto. But searching for life's meaning in coffee houses, and by adopting climate worshipping practices will not hold a candle to those living God's Word.
Yes. I think this is a good time to remain strong in our faith and to build it even stronger. If we stand together in our faith instead of trying to adjust our beliefs to the appease the voter base I think the conservative party will blossom once again. People seem to be searching for values to hold onto. But searching for life's meaning in coffee houses, and by adopting climate worshipping practices will not hold a candle to those living God's Word. And we will shine and increase in numbers even while non believers try to discredit us.
Well my friends, I will say good night. I pray your Sunday was blessed.
24 “‘“The Lord bless you
and keep you;
25 the Lord make his face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;
26 the Lord turn his face toward you
and give you peace.”’
A final Amen Kelly. Bless you friend. Good night.
Have a Blessed Night -- everyone! Barbara, I hope and pray that you feel better soon!
Prayer partners as usual my internet went down until this morning when I was about to read all the posts. When I wrote my post it just quit and I did not know that it was sent. I was praying with all of you. Love and God Bless to all Maggie
I am sorry I missed you. Saturday I went to church when I came out it was raining and I got chilled waiting for the cab. So I was not feeling well all Sunday. That along with a lot of family stress. I am feeling a little better this morning.
As I type I am witnessing a beautiful golden dawn.
Barbara you did not miss anything on Sat because there was no post. Janette had a sub but I could not find his post and tried it several times. Last night my internet went down so I missed that one also They finally got it corrected today. so hope it will not continue. Barbara pray you are feeling better. I know what it is like to get chilled like that. We have had some great weather but know the cold air will be moving in. How is your son doing?
Barbara you did not miss anything on Sat because there was no post. Janette had a sub but I could not find his post and tried it several times. Last night my internet went down so I missed that one also They finally got it corrected today. so hope it will not continue. Barbara pray you are feeling better. I know what it is like to get chilled like that. We have had some great weather but know the cold air will be moving in. How is your son doing? I know God has a special job for him and we really need to wait on Him. Love and God Bless Maggie
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