Daily Lenten devotional 2.16.16

basinDay 7, Week 1:  Service (Basin)

Today’s scripture passage:

Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not men, because you know that the Lord will reward everyone for whatever good he does, whether he is slave or free.  Ephesians 6:7-8 NIV

When my children were very young and I was a stay-at-home mom, menial tasks abounded.  Changing diapers, cleaning up spilled food, putting away toys, dressing them from head to toe, giving baths, and clipping tiny fingernails.  Day after day, these chores wore me out.  However, these verses brought me comfort.  I knew my menial acts of service counted to God.  I pretended God was my boss, and I had to answer to him for my work ethic and attitude.  Now that I’m in a different stage of life, I still see God as my boss, and I feel accountable to him for the way I serve others.

Today’s reflection:  

When you face everyday tasks, how can this passage help you?