Our honor level shows our value level. The greater the honor the greater the value. EVERY person is made in the image of God and therefore has HIGH value. So we give high honor to all. Our words and attitudes exude honor. We believe the best for each other and about each other. We joyfully submit to those God has placed over us. We love and serve those God has placed under us. We will create a haven of honor in a culture of contempt.
Everything we do, we do it with passion. From our worship to our service we do it with Holy Spirit Energy. Apathy is our enemy. We are thermostats not thermometers. We intentionally set the passion level of our hearts rather than reflecting the passion level around us. Passion drives us. Passion for Jesus. Passion for people. Passion for His church. Romans 12:11
Real, lasting life change happens in the context of relationships. We know we cannot live an effective Christian life in isolation. We also know that the busyness of life tends to pull us apart. The gravity of our schedules draws us away from each other. If we leave connection up to chance it won’t happen. So, we are intentional about cultivating the right relationships in our lives. We prioritize time to be with people who bring us closer to God and who He wants us to be.
We serve a radically generous God. The term ‘stingy Christian’ is an oxymoron. We see generosity as a privilege. We know that God’s M.O. is to work through the generosity of His people. We get to be a part of what God is doing when we are generous with our time, talents, and treasure. God has given us all good things, it’s our honor to give back to Him.
We will always do all we can with what we have in the moment we are in. We’re on time, engaged and prepared. We don’t do things halfway. We don’t let good get in the way of great. If we’re going to do it, it’s going to be to the best of our ability. We’ll have the awkward conversation, take the risk, push through the difficultly in our pursuit. Sometimes that means we embrace our limitations and work creatively with-in them. Other times that means we break through and find innovative ways to achieve new levels.