If the three forces are sent from above, what does that leave for us to do?
The word honor has so many important meetings in relationship to Christian practice that it's impossible to cover them all in the scope of a single essay. However, it is notable that the Oxford English dictionary includes the following meanings of the Latin root honorem as repute, esteem, official dignitary, honorary gift, ornament, grace, and beauty. Of the list, esteem, grace, and beauty are essential in the understanding of sacred inner action. We esteem the Lord; we receive and appreciate his grace; and we dwell within his beauty.
So the action of honoring the Lord first includes the high respect, esteem, and reverence in accordance with his exalted worth and rank. (see first definition in the OED.)
Second, we adhere to standards whereby we have a fine sense of and strict allegiance to what is due or right. This is another quality of honor that is built deeply into the Christian lexicon of prayer; and it embodies the masculine, paternal qualities of loyalty and right action according to authority.
Thirdly (as with the first two, I take here the definitions in the OED in their appearing order) we take honor in its embodiment of the essential maternal and female qualities of virtue, chastity, and purity, inner qualities of the highest consideration.
So when we honor the Lord, we esteem the Lord; receive his grace; participate in his beauty; adhere to what is good and right; and remain virtuous, chaste and pure. One can see, in this way, that to honor the Lord embodies all the essential virtues not only of Christianity, but indeed, Buddhism, Islam, Hinduism, Judaism, and other great world religions. If we understand the word honor in a greater sense of its scope and attempt to taste and savor the meaning of this within our body and our being, organically, we call ourselves to a much greater and deeper appreciation of the sacred nature of both being and consciousness, as well as the natural and spiritual worlds.