Am I Begging For Appreciation?

I have a question for you. A question I must ask myself every day when I wake up and as I venture through my day. But before we ask, let's read Dorothy Sayers words:

Whenever man is made the centre of things, he becomes the storm-centre of trouble. The moment you think of serving people, you begin to have a notion that other people owe you something for your pains...you will begin to bargain for reward, to angle for applause.

To put that into the everyday, the real and the often craziness of life, we can say "when the laundry is done for the husband or for the children, when the dishes are scrubbed for the guests or the hosts, it is true, I {we all} think I am {we are} due some appreciation. But when Christ is at the center, when dishes, laundry, work is my song of thanks to Him, joy rains." And does it ever! His grace is sufficient and we are counted righteous by our faith! By our faith and faith alone.

So my question for you and myself is this: who is your heart aching to please?

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