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GUEST POST: HONORING GOD IN ALL THAT WE DO!

Our voices, our service, and our abilities are to be employed, primarily, for the glory of God.”
~Billy Graham~

Billy Graham knew this well. For over seventy years, he taught it and most importantly, he lived it. As Christians, we know this to be true. Scripture, tells us, β€œSo, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” (1 Corinthians 23)
We know this but if we were to take spiritual inventory, could we honestly say that we live our lives honoring God in all that we do? We are human, after all, and we fall short. We do not doubt that we honor God in obvious ways; prayer, service to others, etc., but how about the things we may consider little that are not little at all in His eyes?

Our Daily Routine

There is a story about a woman who was troubled because she had no one to sit with her young child while she attended Sunday service. She confided this to her Pastor who told her, β€œThe love you gave in tying one shoelace for your child is, in God’s eyes, equal to many Sunday services.” She was honoring God in the purest way; by caring for her child.
As we go about our day, performing activities which we consider mundane, do we stop to think that each activity done with gratitude and love honors God? If we were to begin all that we do with
a short prayer telling God that we are doing it with love and offering that love to honor Him, each routine activity, would become a prayer and we would be β€œPraying without ceasing.”

The Beauty in Honoring God in All

For example, we probably don’t love shoveling snow but the
the thought of honoring God as we do this can turn a cold β€œtask” into appreciation for the beauty of the reflection of the sun on the white ground. There are things we enjoy doing. It is easy to thank and honor God for these but let us consider the jobs we dislike. Honoring God, as we do something we are not particularly fond of, can bring light to its darkness. Because these jobs are, in a way, sacrificial, does He not view our doing them to honor Him, greater than doing something we enjoy?

Every moment from our first word in Morning Prayer to our last word before going to sleep is an opportunity to Honor God. No matter how unimportant or routine an undertaking may seem to us, it is not small to God when we do it for Him and once we begin to see our days in this way, everything we do becomes more joyful. The tasks that we saw as boring become things we look forward to because, in them, we are honoring God.

“Our Lord does not so much look at the greatness of our actions, or even at their difficulty, as at the love with which we do them.”
~Saint Therese of Lisieux~

Considering?

Now that we have taken a little time to reflect upon our days and attitudes about our daily routine, do we see a difference? Do we realize that we have been blessed, throughout each day, with a million opportunities to honor God; opportunities for prayer that we have bypassed because we thought them too small for Our Lord? Perhaps you are a person who has been honoring God in all you do. If this is so, please go on to tell others how to do the same. If you have been missing these β€œlittle ways,” you are now aware that they exist and can begin seeing them differently. We all need to honor God all day in all we do. It changes things. I promise.

This was such a beautiful and well-articulated post written by Marilyn Nash for Holyart.com.

Loved it so much! Sweet friends, Focus on God and Honor Him in all your ways, His panoramic plans work in ways beyond our sight. Amen! God bless.

Blessings and Love. . . 😊 πŸ™ ❀

122 thoughts on “GUEST POST: HONORING GOD IN ALL THAT WE DO!

  1. Great reminder on how we are to let God’s light shine through us.
    So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
    1 Corinthians 10:31 NLT
    HERE ARE FIVE WAYS THAT YOU CAN HONOR GOD TODAY:
    1. Honor God with your timeΒ 
    2. Honor God with your talents.
    3. Honor God with your temple (body)
    4. Honor God with your treasure.
    5. Honor God with your ticker (heart).
    You can’t hind your heart or mind from God. He see everything we do. If you don’t for the Glory of God. He will reward you. We are to store treasures for heaven not earth.
    God Bless You Richly. Have a wonderful day. Thanks for sharing. β€πŸ€—πŸ˜‡πŸ™πŸ™

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  2. Dear Ali, this is so beautifully put into simple truthful form and a voice so very needed in these times, so thank you again!
    You mention here a great humble servant of God, Rev. Billy Graham whom I greatly admired and think of with great fondness especially remembering how he said for his epitaph he only wanted the Scripture β€œWell done, good and faithful servant!” Matthew 25:23.
    I’d like to include a link here to a blog I wrote giving honor to Rev. Billy Graham and acknowledgement to the fact of how great good is at work in the world at all times to counter the evil that is present as well, which is in perpetual conflict with God’s children until He returns. God Bless You and Yours. 😊 πŸ™ ❀
    https://lawrencemorra.com/2019/07/28/two-men-one-a-servant-of-god-the-other-a-minion-of-satan/comment-page-1/#comment-269

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  3. Thanks for the lovely guest post by Marilyn Nash. On a related note, most of my church service nowadays is in hidden fields like backstage crew. I encourage my fellow workers by telling them our diligence is just as sweet a savour to God as the work of those out front!

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  4. This was very timely for me exactly today. A great reminder. I love the idea of praying before you do anything to focus your heart. One of my favorite books, Do Hard Things, talks about this and how the end goal is the hear the words, “Well done my good and faithful servant.”
    God bless!😊
    ❀ Abi Lyn

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  5. Thanks very much for sharing this post and reminding us how important it is to honour God in little ways and in the things we don’t particularly like to do.
    BTW I’ve nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger’s award.

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  6. All the activities that you have mentioned are part of daily living for most people. Life is a gift from God. Therefore as we honor God with thanks, prayer and devotion in all the little things that we see, hear, feel, think and do throughout a day, we are honoring and praising and thanking Him for that Gift of Life. I used to like to say that once I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior (and daily Life Coach) He made all things about my life new … He even taught me new ways to tie my shoes and brush my teeth … Of course I was saying that kind of tongue in cheek, but when I reflect on it, it is true … Every Day with God is joyous (Even in the rough times). Apostle Paul knew this and that is why he found himself able to rejoice and give praise and thanks even in his darkest times. I love this blog.

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  7. Dear woman of God…ty for your amazing post starting with the Billy Graham quote. I am trying to find God. I am homeless and took quite a few hard hits in life, but I am still seeking. I will read your blog. You obviously are devoted and spreading his word. Ty for posts! They are encouraging and uplifting!

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  8. Thank you for writing this devotional word for the soul I love it and I have learnt something right here. I want to also thank The Godly Chic Diaries for accepting this beautiful message I believe it’s going to change the lives of many.

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  9. I really enjoyed this article! I often hear people recite the saying/verse “honor/glorify God in everything you do,” but they never tell you what that means. This is the first time I’m seeing an actual example of what that means. Of how to actually live that out and I seriously seriously appreciate this. This post really means a lot to me because I want to honor God in all I do, but I never truly knew how to live that out. God bless you mightily! I already know some places to start. πŸ™‚

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  10. Thank you. This post very much moved me right after taking care of a task I use to find as mundane, but now I am enjoying the secret miracles held within it. That shift in perception occurred solely because I began to honor the nature of Gods work flowing through the essence of my being. Thank you for sharing this wonderful post.

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