“Will he thank the servant because he did what he was told to do?” Luke 17:9.
Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading; Esther 1-2, Psalm 150, and Luke 17.
How many times have you done something special but ended up a bit disappointed because nobody noticed? I’ve been there.
What I fail to remember is that Someone did notice? How can I forget Him?
I find it easier to remember the good things I’ve done. I imagine God, who sees EVERYTHING I do, could well think, “It’s about time he did something right!”
I often think in sports’ terms. Players crave the applause of the crowd. That applause, however, is often misconstrued. In baseball, the home-run hitter gets the large ovations. I, however, prefer the player who defends well and gets on base consistently. He scores ahead of the home-run hitter. He moves base-runners along. But I digress….
I must be that consistent “player” that I admire. I must get done the expected day-to-day things. Keep things neat. Look for ways to help. React to situations positively. God’s watching. He’s the Ultimate One I’m trying to serve by my actions.
“Lord, I love You. Lord, I want to serve You in whatever capacity You have for me. Open my eyes/ears so that I catch what I need to do. Forgive me for messing up the little things and craving recognition. Your love is all I need.”
Will I work free of praise?