For the month of October, I am joining many bloggers in a challenge to write every single day for 31 days. I learned about this challenge through another challenge I participate in most weeks. The “Five Minute Friday” challenge is going to expand to last the whole month! Each entry, will be five minutes unedited of writing on a particular theme – found on Kate’s blog.Today’s theme is “honor.”
Honor is something we seek after. We all want to be respected. How are we choosing to honor God in our daily lives? This morning, I am aware of my tendency to pray for things (to turn around from their predictability), then honor God by waiting expectantly for what He will do.
This is an aspect of honoring God I am aware of this morning.
We can honor God in the waiting. In how we choose to wait. In the turning of our focus from the dread of circumstances to the hope found in Christ Jesus alone!
Offering Honor in Waiting
I have to wait for God to answer.
He has heard my prayer.
But God did listen! He paid attention to my prayer (Ps. 66:19, NLT).
Now, I wait.
How are we choosing to honor God and the prayers we offer up to our Most High God? A definition for “honor” (for Psalm 62:7) is “riches”. This is the place where riches are found.
Honor Your Father
“Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise)… (Eph. 6:2, ESV).
In honoring our earthly parents, we wait expectantly when we make a request. We always wait expectantly “yes, you can” or “no, you can’t” as a growing child. We realize on them to teach us how to live. We need to trust God to teach us how to live. It begins here, with waiting expectantly as God has heard my prayers. They aren’t merely sitting in His inbox waiting for God to get to them, like we would if we had many children.
My child, God has heard your prayers.
Honor Him, by waiting expectantly.
Watch and see the good things He is getting ready to do.
As for me, I look to the LORD for help. I wait confidently for God to save me, and my God will certainly hear me (Micah 7:7, NLT).