A faithful steward

Bible Reading: Peter 4:8-11
Author: Sarah Lyons (Kansas, US)
Wednesday 10 January 2018 © The Upper Room.
I have the privilege of being a stay-at-home mum to my six children. This allows me to spend time with them during the day, greet them after school, teach them and watch them grow. One of the drawbacks, however, is that my days are full of mundane tasks: washing up, doing laundry, sweeping the floor, changing nappies and tidying toys away. These things are not exciting or fun, but they need to be done.

One day as I was matching socks today’s quoted verse came to mind. Do I grumble? Is my work really blessing others if I have a bad attitude? Sometimes it seems that no one else cares about the chores I do, but then I realise, as I sit alone matching piles of socks and folding tiny clothes, that God sees me. God knows my heart and attitude. He knows if I am working as a joyful servant or just trying to cross things off my to-do list.

God notices all of us even in the mundane and seemingly pointless tasks of our daily lives. When we take the opportunity to serve others with love, we are faithful stewards of his grace – no matter how dull the task might be.

Prayer: Dear God, help us to serve others joyfully as we go about our daily tasks. Thank you for allowing us to be stewards of your grace. Amen
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Fantastic! I’m so thrilled by God’s goodness that He has brought about such a wonderful way of communicating His love and Gospel to Deaf people. I’m convinced God will use it to His glory and that it will be an effective means of nurturing Deaf Christians for whom church and the Bible is often difficult. You can be assured of my prayers in asking our Father to use these means to reach Deaf people who would never dream of entering a church building. KS