Can't I Just Get A Thank You?

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(Pro 31:28)Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.
The virtuous woman has worked hard. She has put so much time and energy into raising her children in "the way they should go" and all that is finally paying off for her. Her children call her blessed, they respect her. But not just her children, her husband praises her too!

Don't you have those days(or weeks, months) where you feel like no one's noticed any work you've done around the house? When, just for a moment, you feel like you're doing all that work for nothing? I do. I think that we all have days like that. Days when we forget that the reason we're doing the work isn't for praise from our children or husbands, and it isn't for an earthly reward. We are doing it because God has commanded us to be keepers of our home(Titus 2:5).

It is so easy to forget this though. We crave a "thank you" from our family, some kind of recognition for our work. Is it wrong to want this? Absolutely not! But if the only reason we're doing the work is for praise, that's an issue. We must work heartily for the Lord, remember that we are serving God by serving our family. He is the one who will reward us. 
(Colossians 3:25) "Knowing that of the Lord ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance: for ye serve the Lord Christ"
And remember all the things God has done for us and blessed us with. Have you thanked Him?

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  1. What a wonderful reading of Scripture Ashlyn, thank you! I also love that photo- it is so true we need to be more thankful to the Lord, as well as work unto Him, knowing that He sees!

    Nicole at Working Kansas Homemaker


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