God Notices the Work We Do

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For awhile I was feeling taken for granted as I did household chores. I do various tasks because they need done, and sometimes my mother doesn’t seem to notice or care. I know—once a person gets to be an adult, you shouldn’t require affirmation. Nevertheless, it bothered me. 

One morning as I took the garbage and recycling containers out for the weekly pick-up, God spoke in my mind. He said that even when my mother doesn’t notice, He does. He notices when I do the little, mundane, unpleasant tasks needed to keep the house—ultimately, His house—looking better and smelling cleaner.

Knowing God sees what I do and appreciates it gives me a bigger perspective and peace. Now, it doesn’t matter if my mother says anything or not; God notices, and that’s all that matters.

Many people work in menial, low-paying jobs. They may feel taken for granted by their employers, and by other people. But they need to know—they are not taken for granted by God. As long as their work is honest, God notices their labors, and He appreciates it.

“Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord rather than for people.”  (Colossians 3:23, NLT)

©P. Booher


Filed under Country Ripples, Faith Matters

4 responses to “God Notices the Work We Do

  1. This is excellent!

    Here’s one of my favorite, “God sees” scriptures:

    “God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.” — Hebrews 6:10 (NIV)


  2. scribelady

    Thank you! Yes, that verse fits perfectly.

  3. I worked at public libraries for years. Being a shelver, someone who resolved materials in the correct place, took no more skill than knowing the alphabet and numbers. But if we didn’t have shelvers, we couldn’t operate. I found this out when we had a teen who shoved back books in any old place.

    • scribelady

      I volunteered at a library. As part of the work, I shelved books. You are right, shelving isn’t a job which requires a lot of know-how, but it requires some–along with the willingness to do the job right. I thought it was important because if the books weren’t in the right place, a patron or employee couldn’t find what they were looking for. That can be frustrating and wastes time.
      Thanks for reading and commenting!

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