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Giving Honor to Whom Honor is Due

 

Kauai webAN EVENING OF CELEBRATION

This past Saturday evening Tony and I had the pleasure of being part of a special celebration of Jack Hayford’s 80th birthday and the Hayford’s 60th wedding anniversary.

It was a night to capture the essence of Pastor Jack’s life in ministry which has touched multitudes around the world; and Anna, a woman with an immense capacity to serve her husband as a partner in ministry, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and devoted friend to hundreds around the world.

The evening began with a light supper served under a white tent and a time of greeting those who had come from far and near.

Following the meal we entered The Ambassador Auditorium for a concert of music that opened with “Gloria in Excelsis Deo,” which featured the Los Angeles Jewish Symphony and the Hayford Tribute Choir. It was only the beginning, but what a riveting moment it was! The atmosphere was electric with the Presence of the Lord.

Some of the evening highlights were personal tributes from those whose lives had been so impacted by Dr. Hayford…from people in the entertainment industry, to those who are currently leading ministries, to a granddaughter. Dr. Robert Morris, Senior Pastor of Gateway Church in Texas brought special comments which were followed by Dr. Hayford’s response.

GIVE HONOR TO WHOM HONOR IS DUE

 We are instructed in Romans 13:7 “ To give honor to whom honor is due.”

In Danny Silk’s book, Culture of Honor, he speaks of, the culture of honor as being something that creates an environment that attracts and hosts the presence of God. Life flows through honor. The clear fruit of establishing a culture of honor is that the resurrection life of God begins to flow into people’s lives, homes, and communities, bringing healing, restoration, blessing, joy, hope, and wholeness.

The principle of honor states that accurately acknowledging who people are will position us to give them what they deserve and to receive the gift of who they are in our lives. Yes, life flows through honor. Honor creates life-giving and life-promoting relationships. The key is accurately acknowledging who people are. We can only do this when we recognize their God-given identities and roles.

What a powerful statement! And what a powerful way this is for us to live and to bless one another. It is in knowing how we are known in Heaven and how others are known in Heaven that we can walk in true and vital relationship with one another, accepting each other’s role on earth, as defined by Heaven. No jealousy. No competition. No de-valuing of self.

HAYFORD'S GOD GIVEN IDENTITY AND ROLE

Tribute after tribute spoke of the integrity and wisdom of this much loved and respected man; of his humility, of his graciousness towards others, of the great example he and Anna’s marriage set for others.

As a beloved pastor, prolific author and one of THE most gifted Bible teachers, Pastor Jack’s lasting influence and legacy can never be measured or summarized in one evening. The gathering this night was a beautiful tribute to honor his impact in each of our lives as well as countless others scattered around the world.

So he shepherded them according to the integrity of his heart,
And guided them by the skillfulness of his hands. Psalm 78:72 NKJ

He has left a priceless legacy.

A LIFE GIVING PRINCIPLE - HONORING OTHERS

Too often, we withhold words of blessing and honor from those we hold most dear.

Too often, we get caught up in the throes of life and let those precious moments of sharing our hearts with one another slip by.

Receive the gift of who they are in your life.

Let life flow through you today as you honor those whom God has placed in your life.

And as I close, I want to honor my husband Tony for his heart full of love, my family for their faithfulness and integrity, and to my Aglow family who has so steadfastly walked forward into the vastness of all that God has for this ministry. You are awesome!

 

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And I honor you, Jane, for leading this strategic and significant ministry into its finest hour with grace, integrity and a pure heart.

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Jane,
Over 30 years, the consistency of your devotion to Aglow women (and men) set an early standard for the world. I appreciate your strength and humor and leadership. There is wonder in how you have maintained that standard of love. Be Blessed...

Jane,
Over 30 years, the consistency of your devotion to Aglow women (and men) set an early standard for the world. I appreciate your strength and humor and leadership. There is wonder in how you have maintained that standard of love. Be Blessed today.

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Jane, I always look forward to hearing from you. I truly believe that as you share, it is as if The Lord is speaking through you to us, and I know He is. He is using you as His mouthpiece to express His love for each of us and how we too can be...

Jane, I always look forward to hearing from you. I truly believe that as you share, it is as if The Lord is speaking through you to us, and I know He is. He is using you as His mouthpiece to express His love for each of us and how we too can be that expression to others. I am honored to know you as a leader and as friend.

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Well said, Jane. Jack Hayford is a gift to all of us, as are you!

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I have admired and appreciated Jack Hayford for a long time. I am so glad he was honored by those who love him. I too want to give honor to you, Jane, for who you are as our International President and CEO of Aglow. I have been a part of Aglow...

I have admired and appreciated Jack Hayford for a long time. I am so glad he was honored by those who love him. I too want to give honor to you, Jane, for who you are as our International President and CEO of Aglow. I have been a part of Aglow for 27 years, and you have strategically and boldly led this ministry, without wavering, as God would have you. It's been a wonderful journey, and the best is yet to come. I also want to give honor to my Regional Director, Nancy McGuirk. Nancy is, in my estimation, the best Director the Mid-Atlantic could ever ask for. She leads with love, integrity and so much more. I've learned a lot from her leadership, and I truly honor her.

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