Post written by monthly contributor, Kat.
I’ll bet you never thought you’d read that post title on this blog…
Let me explain.
We come to expect a certain response from our husband and children when we do things to serve them. A thank you, a smile, 12 dozen roses, foot-washing.
You know. Standard stuff.
Our families, however, aren’t always aware of the protocol. They don’t always respond the way we want them too. And we become disappointed. Disillusioned.
And we pout. Sometimes we give up and declare, “Well, if they’re not going to appreciate me, I’m just not going to go to all that effort.”
But when do those exact same acts with a heart to serve Jesus, we can only be disappointed if we don’t take time to listen to his ever flowing words of affirmation and love. He says, “Thank you for showing love to my precious ones.” “Thank you.”
Our families are blessed and served and we are encouraged.
We can choose to serve the fallen or the infallible. Only one will never disappoint.
When we serve Christ and our security is set in Him, we won’t demand it from our families who are incapable of giving it. And we are free to wholeheartedly serve because we require nothing in return.