The Lord said, "Don't disgrace my holy name."
LUKE 6:46 (MSG)
Why are you so polite with me, always saying ‘Yes, sir,’ and ‘That’s right, sir,’ but never doing a thing I tell you?
There are no shortcuts to honoring God. It doesn't happen through the slogan on your t-shirt or car. It doesn't just happen by really getting into the music at church. It doesn't happen by using the latest Christian phone app. As good as those things might be the thing which actually honors God is doing what he says to do.
Holy God, thank you for your guidance. You've made it clear that we're to love you and our neighbors. But even those simple instructions get ignored in my life. I'm so wrapped up with my own agenda for life and I'm not keen on reading instructions, anyway. Help me to prioritize your directions. I want to honor you through my obedience to you. Amen.
Our Father in Heaven,
we hold your name in the highest regard.
Please come and establish your reign here on earth
so that everything that happens here will align
with what is happening in heaven.
and we’ll forgive those who have wronged us.
Shield us from the trials and temptations that come our way.
Lastly, we pray that you would protect us from all forms of evil. Amen.