“…Them that honor Me I will honor, and they that despise Me shall be lightly esteemed.” 1 Samuel 2:30
God honors those who honor Him. He doesn’t forget the acts of faithfulness you show. Honor and faithfulness go hand in hand. What does being faithful mean? When you are faithful you are loyal, unwavering, and reliable regardless of circumstance. Apart from God we would not know what faithfulness is because faithfulness comes from the Lord.
Matthew 24:45-46 reminds us, “Who then is the faithful and wise servant, who, the master has put in charge of the servants in his household to give them their food at the proper time? It will be good for that servant whose master finds him doing so when he returns.”
Think about this important concept for a moment. By honoring God with your life, your words, and your giving… God will honor you. By being faithful before God with the responsibilities and possessions you currently have, you are stepping into a realm of blessing that will literally take an eternity to explore.
Once you get this eternal perspective on things, you’ll see that it’s greatly immature to become upset at God when temporary things don’t work out exactly how and when you want them to. You’ll see that your loyalty must be first of all to God… that you must seek first His kingdom—even when things seem to be going wrong. The Bible says that if you’ll do that, all these other things will be added unto you.
God doesn’t forget. He’ll remember that in the heat of the battle, when others were giving up and saying, “Hey, this following God stuff doesn’t work!” You were still honoring God by standing firm and speaking His promises.
So, during this unique time in history, determine in your heart today to be loyal toward God in every word you speak. Make up your mind once and for all that nothing in your life is as vital as honoring Him. Keep honoring Him and doing what He says to do. Remember to speak His promises out your mouth. And make certain your actions are in agreement with His ways.
Use this time to build your faith. And practice praising Him and thanking Him in faith for all He has done, and is continuing to do—even before you see the manifestations.
If you’ll practice this—especially during the difficult times—it will work wonderfully for you in this life. And in eternity you’ll be so glad you did as you will be abundantly rewarded for your faithfulness in honoring God.
Honor God and He will honor you. And remember, with God nothing is impossible!
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