by Amanda Teo for Kingdom Call Camp 2013
According to the Oxford dictionary,
Honour is to have high respect for or to hold in high esteem.
But more than that, I reckon that honour is far greater than just respect.
We always say, if you want respect, you’ve got to earn it.
But can I also say, that we should all, openly and abandonly honour each other without having to earn it.
In Romans 12 verse 10 it says
Be devoted to one another in love. Honour each other above yourselves.
Honour isn’t just a passing compliment,
Or a gesture of love and encouragement.
Honour isn’t just given in convenience,
And taken back in an anger’s instance. Honour isn’t recognising someone in public,
And rejecting them when you find out they’re alcoholics.
Honour isn’t about…you.
Honour is given despite who he is or what he has done.
Honour is about valuing others more than yourself,
Seeing others higher than ourselves.
Honour is treating someone with integrity,
No matter who they are, to see them with dignity.
Honour is an outstretched arm of unconditional love and an overflow of God’s grace.
Because Jesus honoured us.
We do not deserve to have Christ value our lives above His.
We did not work or earn His love, and that is His grace.
But God chose, He chose to see value and potential in us.
That despite our faults, failures and earthly lust,
He counted us worthy for His death on the cross.
What is honour?
Honour is the heart you carry in you,
Honour is choosing to extend love and acceptance, in everything you do.
Honour is the opposite of judging someone based on his actions,
And the synonym of looking for the best in him, a strength extraction.
Honour, honour should be found in the house of our King.
In His Kingdom where people are searching and seeking.
Where God has called us to love and honour each other,
Where God’s Kingdom…