We studied a passage in Matthew today that talked about how we are to practice righteousness through giving. It is not a production for others to be impressed by, but a quiet act to be seen by One. Applause would be the reward of man, but that would eventually end. To be seen by God alone comes with His reward the scripture says. Man has a limited supply, but our God does not. The temptation is to settle for the human acknowledgement as a means of adding worth to our insecure hearts. However, as a mom, this reward system becomes extremely discouraging, for most of my giving is unseen. I have yet to receive a round of applause for a meal made, laundry folded or for writing a lunch box note. What freedom there is when we know our God sees and will reward from His limitless supply.

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