April 11, 2011

The things I do...

Sometimes its hard to remember why we I do the things I do.  One of my favorite things in life is to give to those around me- the ones I love and sometimes even the ones I barely know!  Sometimes I notice myself feeling a little burnt out-feeling a little over drawn.  And I notice myself drifting away from the most important reasons behind WHY I do what I do for others.  Its not for recognition or praise or applause or approval- its to honor and glorify Christ.  Its to be His hands and His feet in the world.  To be His mouth when I speak and to use His will & way in what I do everyday.  I don't need anyone else's thanks for my giving or deeds I need my obedience in Him.  I notice as Sam gets older he seeks my praise and approval for many things he does.  He will ask me where his juice is and I will tell him I don't know or to go find it and when he does he has to come just to show me that he found it all by himself.  If he is being sweet to his brother or the dog he will call to me so that I see him doing these things.  He wants my approval, my praise, my applause!  Sometimes this is exactly what I catch myself feeling when I have done something or many things for others.  And this is NOT what I want or need.  I follow God's word and God's way to be His hands and His feet by doing for others and by giving to others in any way possible.

" Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.  Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.  And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work."
                                                                                                                2Corinthians 9:6-8

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