We've had a challenging couple of weeks-- just fighting a virus that is making it's way through everyone in our house and lasting a long time. I am weary- feeling pretty miserable myself and yet constantly up and tending to the needs of everyone around me-- wiping noses, praying, taking temperatures, giving medicine, rubbing backs, making a cozy spot for a lethargic child, getting another drink, praying some more... and on it goes. On top of all of the stuff I normally do. Then nighttime comes and what with all the coughing and congestion and these bothersome sore throats, the kids are up so much more and hence, so am I. :) Last night Audra was up at 11:30, 12:30, 1:00, 2:00... just waking herself up with her coughing and wanting some comfort, wanting to be held and prayed for or for me to just lie beside her and hold her hand. Poor sick little sweetie. Finally at 2:20-something I brought her back to bed with us- and we all slept much better from that point on. Anyway-- as a mama I'm pretty tuckered out and am really going to try not to take it for granted when we are all feeling well again.
So recently when I read that verse--- it brought me such encouragement: God sees. He knows all that I do. Every single act of service will be not just acknowledged, but rewarded.
And it was also encouraging in reminding me that it is GOD I am serving, not man. It's all about Him. My acts of service to Mark, the kids, others... it's all an offering to God. (So, note to self: *Do more of it!* and with a right spirit, not a grumbly, complainy heart.)
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Also, just a quick note to let you know that I'm going to be taking an extended break from the internet. I won't be blogging or checking blogs. I will be checking email, so you can reach me there and if you comment here on the blog I will get it via email. Blessings to all of you! ~Stacy