Monday, November 14, 2011

Good Glory?

John 8:50

Many problems in our life often come from the fact that we as wives, mothers, daughters or sisters do many things that seemingly go unnoticed and unappreciated.  There is so much frustration in preparing something and our efforts seem to be taken for granted. Let's face it… We are seeking some sort of glory... thankfulness or acknowledgement of some sort and we can get very disappointed. This can be especially true since the world is constantly preaching fame and glory are found outside the home and that as a homemaker, you are missing out on some greater calling! What a trap of discontentment is set before us when we start to feel unappreciated! That is when we need to take the focus off ourselves and onto Him who had laid down His life for you. He has called you to be in your home and in service to your family! 

When you change your thinking into doing as "unto the Lord" then we know our efforts are never in vain...

"And whatsoever ye do, do [it] heartily,
as to the Lord,
and not unto men…"
~ Colossians 3:23

Once we remove the idea of doing it "unto men" then peace can be restored into your heart.  For what God-fearing woman wouldn't want to "do all in the name of the Lord, Jesus?" (Colossians 3:17) Wouldn't you do anything he personally asked you with pleasure? Well, He did in the verses shared above.

It is also interesting to note, that when Christ came to earth, He came to glorify the Father. He came as a humble carpenter. If He didn't receive immediate glory or earthly praise (He healed ten lepers and only one showed appreciation!) or demand on the spot that all should acknowledge His authority, why should we expect any when we follow Him? 

So, let us not seek glory from man (or husband or children)
but continue to work quietly and industriously
as instructed in the Scriptures:

"And that ye study to be quiet,
and to do your own business,
and to work with your own hands,
as we commanded you."
~ 1 Thessalonians 4:11

Be tranquil in your heart knowing that the
day is fast approaching that:

 "the Son of man shall come 
in the glory of his Father with his angels;
and then he shall reward every man
according to his works."

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