LIVES OF HONOR
Ascribe to the Lord, O heavenly beings, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength.
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness.
Psalms 29:1-2 ESV
The word used in the psalm “ascribe” actually points to a word that is much required in genuine worship: honor.
We worship a living God, and in finding His will in our lives, we should honor Him in every way. How do you honor God in your daily life? Sometimes it is as simple as seeing God in everything that occurs in our lives.
In any given day, we can worship God multiple times! Even in our daily tasks and seemingly mundane routines—we sometimes ignore or take for granted how God moves.
An example of this would be when we receive an answered prayer and more often than not, we just shrug it off, with us not even knowing it. We can in fact worship Him in thanksgiving for all those times when God brought us a breakthrough or allowed us to overcome a hurdle.
If we keep God in mind in all the things that we do, we react better to any situation that comes our way—whether good or bad.
Another example of worshiping God is by honoring the people we encounter in our lives:
- Being kind, considerate, and patient to an officemate is an act of worship.
- Extending courtesy to elders during the local commute is an act of worship.
- Speaking a word of encouragement to a friend is an act of worship.
We honor God when we do all of these things by the empowerment of the Spirit of God, to display His love, mercy, and grace.
Do we really honor God through our daily acts of worship? In doing so, we fulfill the very purpose of our lives: an act of worship. Honor someone today. Honor God today.