So tonight I washed Dishes tonight for a few hours... It definitely is not my forte, but i actually really enjoyed the opportunity. What i realized from it was that it was hard work but that is why i appreciated getting to do it.
Why? It feels good to be exhausted sometimes when you know that you have given yourself fully to serving and a good cause.
Some of the best days i remember are coming home famished and exhausted after giving yourself fully to a building project and the people on a missions trip or a week of youth camp or something like that.
The danger is if the joyful giving switches from serving to obligation or inescapability.
Good exhaustion is when you have pushed yourself to the limit and end your work with a joyful servant's heart.
Bad exhaustion is when you have pushed your joyful servant's heart to its limit before the end of your work.
So a key is to working hard to the Lord is to be everincreasing our joyful servant's heart in longevity and limit.