A faithful steward

Bible Reading: Peter 4:8-11
Author: Sarah Lyons (Kansas, US)
Thursday 20 January 2022 © 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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