If A Tree Falls… (Matthew 6)
Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven.
If a man washes a dish, but his wife doesn’t see it, did it ever happen? Why we do things matters. When we pray, when we give, when we serve… it’s only natural to seek affirmation “you’re doing a good job…” and there’s nothing wrong with that, just be sure you do those things whether or not those encouragements are spoken. Don’t think you’re prayers are better because you say the right words, or the right people hear them, God hears your heart. Give because of what God’s given to you… Jesus. Love (serve) others because of God’s love. That’s not easy… God knows every single thing you do, when you don’t get an “atta boy” he remembers. One day, he will say “remember back when you cared for this person in my name and no one said ‘good job?’ well, well done good and faithful servant.” I’d rather have God notice than people anyway. 🙂
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