God gave me a huge download this last week. I had a birthday which can be exhilarating and excruciating at the same time. Smile. I guess that reality aligns with our actual birth days which were full of joy and full of pain. However one precious gift I received was a word from the Lord. An actual word: honor. I am still translating all that the Spirit poured out but I thought it was no accident to get this word right at Christmas time.
Honor is to elevate above, esteem, hold in high value. The Spirit brought to mind the verse, “he who honors me, him will I honor.” (1 Samuel 2:30) It’s an odd verse. But it is packed with promise. This isn’t a duty-bound, fear-driven demand. This is an invitation. From God. He is saying, if you honor me, it’s not a one-way street. I am going to turn around and honor you back. Selah.
I don’t know if you know this about God. But here is the word picture. A mom says to her daughter, “You go fill up your hands with candy and give it to me. And then I will fill up my hands with candy and give it to you…”
Who do you think has bigger hands?