This is our B moment. Our moment to be still…to be fed by the Word of God…to be grateful.

Scripture reference: Philippians 2:3-4 (ESVUK)

Today, I am thinking about the rewards for our little sacrifices.

My son is graduating from high school this year, and it’s prompting me to think back over his life from grade school to high school.

I can remember these long stretches of time when it seemed like there were no days off because my husband and I weren’t ever able to sleep in. It was seven days a week of getting up early.

The five days of the work week had early mornings because everyone had to get to work and school. Then on Saturdays, my boys played sports, so it seemed like we had to get up early every Saturday morning to either get them to practice or to a game. Then, of course, we get up early on Sundays to go to church.

All of this hustle and bustle made it so that there was a long period of time where I was unable to sleep in. For me, that is a huge personal sacrifice.

I also recall my husband sharing one of his stories about growing up in Detroit with his grandmother. He said that on winter mornings, his grandma would get up extra early to put his socks on the bottom rack of the oven. That way, his feet would remain warm as he walked to the school bus.

There are so many little sacrifices that we make for others that they may not even know about. God, however, sees it all. So although we may not be thinking about a reward at the time, remember that God knows what we have done to help others.

Please let me share this scripture with you all that shows how He expects us to interact with others:: “Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” Philippians 2:3-4 (ESV)

Please share this reflection as others desire to be inspired.

So today, if others miss your little sacrifices, know that God sees them all.