Wednesday, February 3, 2010

WFW: Blessing from Obedience!

Yes, this WFW verse seems to be a bit of a fragment...it follows Jesus washing the disciples feet...

"
You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. I have set you an example that you should do as I have done for you. I tell you the truth, no servant is greater than his master, nor is a messenger greater than the one who sent him."

"Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them."

I guess this week it's really hit me that the true test of a servant attitude is how you respond when you are treated like one. I struggle with martyrdom...big time. I DO the servant tasks but my attitude is often way off. My motives are all about me, me, ME...

Recently, a book I've been reading on respecting your husband. I'd like to throw it's convicting hide against the wall most days! Anyhew...it said to do uncommon acts of service for your husband. I'm thinking no biggie there. The kicker was...you weren't allowed to say anything about doing those things. You couldn't point them out...even if he didn't notice or EVER say anything about them. Why? Because the point was having a truly servant's heart...where it was done expecting nothing in return. Nothing. It's been really hard...but here's where my verse comes in again...

"Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them."

I have received amazing blessing and a heart changing from doing these small things...for the right reason. Knowing that I will not be acknowledged...allows me freedom from the whole martyrdom drama...and God opens my eyes to see true needs and meet them. I truly see my husband's exhaustion and desire to spend more time with us. I truly see my children as blessings and not burdens. Most of the time...

SO...

Where are you called to serve unrecognized?

Where you do serve...do you need to confess a wrong attitude?

It is the only way to receive true joy! There is blessing in obedience.

"Now that you know these things, you will be blessed if you do them."

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6 comments:

lori said...

..."it saves me from the martyrdom drama..." ahhhhh, yes...doing for the right reasons, blessing others, especially our hubs without acknowledgment. Goes against what the world tells us, huh? This was great...When we realize that we ARE called to serve unrecognized and embrace that, then peace and blessing come...

Bobbi, this is fantastic! What an absolutely perfect way for me to begin my day...now I can go off and bless for the RIGHT reasons...
while at the SAME time...singing.
all.we.need.is.love...
yataaataaaa..:)

peace and BLESSINGS in abundance!
lori

Susan said...

Oh Bobbi,

This was AWESOME. Loved your graphic, how cute.

A powerful truth to ponder, ouch...

Have a blessed day~

Lisa said...

I LOVE the commentary that went along with your WFW! Excellent insight and SO true!

Blessings,
Lisa

LeAnn * ~ See Great Things said...

I love the graphics with this verse!!! What a fun way to present a verse that speaks to something quite serious. ~

Cathy said...

A very cute picture with that verse ~ Blessings ~

Deborah said...

I like the way you did your verse. So you didn't throw the book at his head instead of the wall!lol I've read a similiar book, it was hard to do some of the things but the blessings were worth it.