Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Laying tile....

      During the last few weeks, our church has been in the process of laying down new tile floors in several areas of the the church. I am definitely NOT an expert in this area, but I've come to help a couple times with the grouting step of the project.
     Working with the muddy grout is extremely messy. I definitely came home with a lot of it on my clothes, hands, and face!! It took several washes to make it presentable for our church services on Sunday.
      Our running joke was that our church family would arrive on Sunday, and never know about the work, mess, and sweat that went into the beautiful floor. It was a joke, because there are plenty of loving people in our church who WILL notice and recognize the work that went into the new tile.
     It got me thinking about many of the unrecognized jobs we accomplish every day. It's easy to think that nobody will every notice the folded laundry, sparkling glasses, or clean floors. No one will ever observe the mown lawn, the full gas tank, or the stocked cabinets. No one will even know about the kind note, picked up trash, or the extra tip.
     But, we can't forget that we have a very important Observer who sees each and every one of those good deeds. He is the only audience member that really matters. Remember what Mark 9:41 says ~
"I tell you the truth, anyone who gives you a cup of water in my name because you belong to Christ will certainly not lose his reward."
     He sees, knows, and rejoices in the every day jobs we do with a desire to glorify Him!

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7 comments:

Shelly @ Life on the Wild Side said...

Thank you, Rachel. Sometimes I feel like I have to give my husband a report at the end of the day--a list of all I've done that day. But I really don't, he doesn't expect it, and it's nice to be reminded that the only One I really report to is God. So thankful that He notices.

Mike said...

Thanks, Rachel!!! It's a great reminder to give our all even in the small things because the Lord sees.

SomeGirl said...

Beautiful words... thanks for the great reminder to do our work as unto the Lord (and not for recognition)! Love the verse at the end! Now about that sparkling glass... I don't think I read that part of the job description. ;)

Adam Pereira said...

You did do a great job with that grout! Your a pro! We need to have you help every time!! Great post!

Stephanie M. Page said...

This is so true. Great reminder!! Beautifully written.

Mystic_Mom said...

Thank you for this reminder, it is important not only to know that what we do is noticed but also the heart with which we do it. Sometimes we are the blessing and sometimes we receive the blessing but the blessings are always there. Bright blessings, always and in all ways!

Sheri said...

This is so true. As a mom, I feel like a lot of what I do is unnoticed, but hopefully not unappreciated! I need to remember that Someone always notices :)