Today’s blog post is a brief check-in, and I want to chat about the importance of obedience to God. Being obedient to Him may look different each time, depending on what He requires of you. That is why it is so important for you to develop and cultivate a consistent relationship with Him. Today He may ask one thing of you, the next season may come with completely different requirements and instructions.
Honour is such a rare concept today, with the many people that are broken and quick to betray others. I recently heard a story of a guy who was asked to steal some material from his previous work so that it could be used in the current work as their own. He completely refused to do that but was fired from his current job. As much as it probably hurt to be fired but I am certain that God and many other people are proud of him for standing up for what He believed in.
Honour starts with our relationship with God. If we can learn to reverence God and His Word, it will be easier to apply it in other areas of our lives and our relationships. God allows situations to happen so that we are sharpened and strengthened in our characters. Character is so much more important than titles and will carry us to places beyond our comprehension. We are sometimes placed in situations where we must practice who we say we are. Sometimes the thoughts we have about who we are can be different to the reality of our character. I believe it takes daily steps of deciding who we want to be and choose to stick with that. Eventually, those little choices will build up to establish an honourable person that does not compromise on their values. I am learning this now.
God is looking for vessels of honour that will carry His truth and His love to a broken, imprisoned, and lonely society, but it must start in our hearts. We must choose the path of transformation, and the fruit of it will yield salvation and transformed lives for the kingdom of God. Allow God to teach you honour, starting with your relationship with Him. Prioritize Him, acknowledge Him, make time for His sweet presence. As you give Him your first fruits, He gives you the grace to accomplish all the other necessary tasks in your life.
Be encouraged today knowing that God is shaping you into the best vessel of honour that will leave many hearts impacted with His love. Be willing to yield as He directs you and opens new doors to become who He calls you to be.
You are blessed, vessel of honour!
“Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the LORD your God, to carefully observe all His commandments which I command you today, that the LORD your God will set you high above all nations of the earth” – Deuteronomy 28:1