As I listened to the CD this morning on my way to work, the song "You Are My King (Amazing Love)" played. I have heard the song countless times, but a phrase stuck out to me this time and has been on my mind all day long.
The chorus of the song goes like this:
Amazing love, how can it be?
That you, my king. would die for me
Amazing love, I know it's true
Its my joy to honor you
Amazing love how can it be?
That my king would die for me
Amazing love I know it's true
Its my joy to honor you
In all I do
I honor you
That last part is what has been on my mind all day: Its my joy to honor you, In all I do I honor you.
It is a Biblical idea. I Corinthians 10:31 says "So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God."
So I have been thinking about this idea all day about honoring God in all I do........ and it being my joy. It is a rather heavy and sobering thought. Do I honor God in all I do? The honest question is most likely not. All comprises a lot.....in fact, it comprises everything in my life.... all of it:
The words I say
The music I listen to
How I spend my spare time
Who I spend time with
How I spend my money
What I post on Facebook
How I do my job
My sexual identity and what I do with it
What I read
What movies I watch
How I dress
What I think about
What I eat
What I blog about
How I drive
Who I vote for
And the list could go on for a long time. This being a Christian and truly serving God isn't an eight hour job we punch in for and then punch out and go do our thing until the next day. It is a daily taking up our cross, denying ourselves, doing what His will is... not what ours is. It is being less like the world and more like Jesus.
It is honoring Him in all we do. That means we won't dress in some ways. It means we won't go after all of the world's styles, fashions, and fads. It means we won't read everything the world reads or watch everything the world watches. We won't go certain places, we won't use certain words, we will be in the world but not of it or like it.
I have a finger pointing at myself when I say this, but I fear we American Christians fail miserably at honoring God in all we do. I feel convicted that I need to do better. I feel I need to seek God's will in more than I do.
It has been my prayer lately that God will make me into the man I should be, and that I'd find His will for my life.... not mine. That is a start, but I want Him to help me honor Him in all I do........ and to have joy in doing it.
To honor God in all we do is a tall order, yet we wouldn't be commanded to do everything to the glory of God if it were not possible to do that with His help. We owe Him everything for what He has done for us. Let's honor Him in everything we do.