"...whatever you do, do all to the glory of God."
1 Corinthians 10:31
Oswald Chambers, in My Utmost for His Highest, writes: "We have a tendency to look for wonder in our experience, and we mistake heroic actions for real heroes. It's one thing to go through a crisis grandly, yet quite another to go through every day glorifying God when there is no witness, no limelight, and no one paying even the remotest attention to us. If we are not looking for halos, we at least want something that will make people say, "What a wonderful man of prayer hs is!" or "What a devoted woman of God she is!" If you are properly devoted to the Lord Jesus, you have reached the lofty height where no one would ever notice you personally. All that is noticed is the power of God coming through you all the time."
I am currently participating in Beth Moore's bible study, "A Woman's Heart, God's Dwelling Place." Last night, during our small group time, we were talking about how easily we become discouraged by the mundane tasks of life. Motherhood, especially, can seem like a pretty thankless job sometimes. Would we change it? Not for the world! But the filthy bathroom, endless laundry, and wiping of noses can be altogether overwhelming.
Take heart, moms. All that you do, when done with a right heart before Him, brings glory to Him. Each tear you wipe away, each boo boo that you kiss, and every hug that you give is seen by the God you serve. And He is pleased with His servant.