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Jordan is a born 'n raised Texan and a God-loving newlywed writing her way through a life out West on her blog, Jordy Liz Blogs.

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  1. I have been ashamed at my l lack of joy lately, especially concerning my household and my children. I too work full time and hardly have anything left to give, and everything I do seems to go unnoticed. I tend to forget that I “do all to the glory of God”. Thank you for this post.

  2. Oh, thank you so much for this beautiful and insightful and PRACTICAL post today. I really needed to read it… Now I need to absorb it. Thank you. Thank you. x

  3. Ah!
    And even if he stays on the couch, at his laptop, whether working or doing the crossword, the dishes are done for the glory of God.
    Jesus, who for the joy set before him endured the cross! he is ours.
    Today I woke and made the coffee and cleaned the sink and counters I didn’t face last night, and sat to read before the next thing on a Sunday morning and your post ministers to my heart.
    God be with you.

    • Yes, even if he stays on the couch at his laptop. 🙂 I need a daily reminder of this, too. Thank you for your comment!

  4. It’s funny, I had a similar conversation with a friend about this. I am very similar in the fact, that I write the notes, initiate the friendships, make the cookies for others, host the dinners. And it is exhausting feeling like there is no one there to do for you what you do for others.

    This was encouraging because it causes me to ask the questions about why I do the things I do and what my motivation is. And also causes me to ask, where I find my joy, from people or from the Lord.

    Thanks.

    • I wish it wasn’t so exhausting but as women we just need the appreciation and affirmation. Fortunately, God is always there to give it when we so often turn to others.

  5. That was beautiful and timely … I sure needed to ‘hear’ it. Thank you for sharing it.

  6. A much needed reminder of why we do the things we do, especially the ones that are unnoticed. I am a stay at home mom of three and lately I often feel the, why do I keep doing ‘these things’ if no one cares. God cares. He would not have put me in this place if he did not have a plan for not only me but my family. Thank you for your post!

  7. Jordy,

    Needed this for myself at work. Sometimes I wonder why I do certain things over and over without appreciation – I know God does appreciate everything we do no matter how small or big!

    Thanks!

  8. This hit home, big time. I work in a group home for adults with developmental disabilities. I’ve been there for 2 months and rarely hear anything positive, or a thank you. I have found myself wanting to just slack off at work due to this very reason. This weekend, I prayed for the motivation to go in and work my best. I got a glimpse of what it can look like to do something for Him, instead of for the thanks.

    • What a blessing you are to them. I pray that you feel appreciated and know that you are doing so much for His people that so often go forgotten about.

  9. It’s the *doing it anyway* that gets His attention…when we choose to serve first without anticipation or expectation of getting it back, we are worshipping Him. Isn’t it so neat how He loves us so much through those moments when our pride asks “Hey, how about me?” and it’s His Grace that shows us it’s not about us? He’s so amazing how He uses everything!

    Rich blessings, Jordy, as you continue to serve Him…

    • Yes, without anticipation and without expectation of getting it back – that’s how Jesus would do it. I am always asking, What about me? Thanks for your reminder of that.

  10. Thank you for the reminder…at times my life seems bleak and lonely. I reach out and write notes, send cards, remember birthdays. I cook, clean, and comfort, and many times I feel that nothing is appreciated or returned in kind. I am relatively new to my faith and need to learn to find the joy in doing these things with a “God Heart” not a “Sheila Heart”. Blessings to you Jordy…

    • I pray that your new faith grows abundantly as you reach out to serve others. It’s hard to break our stubborn hearts and only He can do it…

  11. This is so meaningful for me today. Thank you for the reminder, as my tank has been low as of late. It can be easy to forget that all we need to do to fill our tanks is to turn to Him. Just can’t thank you enough!

    • Women take on too much, don’t they? We are a powerful people and want to take care of ourselves and others all the time. Thank you for your words.

  12. I came back to re-read this post after today. I so want to be able to find the deep joy in my service to my family and yet it seems hard sometimes. Actually, a lot of the time. : )
    I need an attitude adjustment as well. I know that Jesus is the one who can help me with this. I know this… and yet it seems hard to find Jesus in my fatigue, in my relentless list of tasks, in the moments when I have lost my patience with the 100th request of the day… I need a “stop” button at those times. A “stop-and-reset” button, I think. I need to remember to do everything as if I serve Christ every moment of every day.