Will I work for free?

“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?


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