I hope you are having a great week! No matter what day you read this my prayer is that God’s richest blessings would be on you all day. This week we are sharing our experiences of honoring the Lord with our lives.
Romans 14:7-8 reads:
7 For we don’t live for ourselves or die for ourselves. 8 If we live, it’s to honor the Lord. And if we die, it’s to honor the Lord. So whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.
Paul’s perspective here is really simple. While we are living, we should be honoring the Lord with our lives. When we die, we should have honored the Lord with our lives to the point that others honor the life we chose to live. In both life and death our life should honor the Lord.
There is nothing more embarrassing than being known by your family and friends as a born again believer but your lifestyle doesn’t match your declaration of faith. Please don’t misunderstand my statement for perfectionism, but please, please don’t mistake my statement as permission either. We cannot live our lives recklessly and honor the Lord at the same time. You cannot be a bitter, angry, prideful, arrogant, lustful, deceitful, and _____________ (whatever else you would like to add) person AND honor the Lord at the same time.
Honoring the Lord with our lives is not easy! We need the power of the Holy Spirit to be able to do it on a consistent basis. Honoring the Lord with our lives requires a decision to die to our will, our way, and our wants. When we willfully submit our lives to the Holy Spirit and allow His life to be walked out in our bodies something beautiful happens: People meet God! YES! They meet Him through us! At the grocery store, in the shopping mall, in the Starbucks, on the airplane.
People that live with a conscious awareness to honor the Lord have become God’s vessels for acts of kindness, encouraging words, and lighthouses to guide the wandering soul to the shores of salvation. When we choose to live like this our commitment to honoring the Lord is remembered in our death. Others are encouraged, others are inspired, others will be convicted to govern themselves accordingly.
Thank you for reading have a wonderful day!