Giving and Receiving Honor

1 Samuel 2:30 (AMP) …But now the Lord declares, ‘Far be it from Me—for those who honor Me I will honor, and those who despise Me will be insignificant and contemptible.

Beloved, when you give honor where honor is due you are also honoring Me. It is a sign you recognize those I have raised up and are coming into agreement with Me. It is more powerful than you know and requires humility to walk out.

And beloved, when you are the one rightly receiving honor, remember then too you honor Me to receive it. You are coming into agreement with what (and who) I have deemed worthy of exalting. Do so with humility, but receive the honor given knowing it not only blesses Me to see you honored and acknowledged, but it also gives Me glory.

Heart After Me

1 Samuel 13:14 (TLV) …Adonai has sought for Himself a man after His own heart…

I AM searching, beloved, for the ones who will choose Me above all else. The ones who eyes are fixed on Me and whose hearts are aligned with Mine. Pursue Me, beloved. Lay everything else down and choose Me. Not for what you think I can “do” for you, but simply because I AM. If you know My heart You know I AM worth the cost and the effort. And though I love you beyond measure I will not talk you into choosing Me because in the end it must be your choice for it to mean anything. And so I simply extend My hand to you and ask, “Will you have a heart after Me?”