Mark 9:41 (NKJV) Whosoever shall give you a cup of water to drink in my name, because ye belong to Christ, verily I say unto you, he shall not lose his reward.
We often look for the big, grandiose acts of service or devotion by which we can prove our love for God. But Jesus says even the smallest act of service in His name is never missed, will never go unrewarded by God. This is simply a compelling message in my mind!
Genuine Kingdom service can be as simple and practical and otherwise forgettable as giving a thirsty person a cup of water to drink. The person themselves might forget you brought them the water; you may forget the service the moment after you render it (Matthew 25:37); but God will not forget it.
Most people of God are not required to be martyred for their faith, or to be tortured for the sake of Christ. But every child of God is required to die daily to self, to think of others and how the kingdom of God can be served in even the smallest way. How do you serve the Kingdom of God?
Are there widows in your church or outside whom you could encourage with a visit or phone call? Is there a brother or sister in Christ who has some physical or financial need with which you could help? Is there a young person in your church who just needs a little attention and direction in order to overcome personal insecurities or pressures from peers?
Point to ponder- The one who is willing to anonymously serve in the kingdom of Christ shall not lose his/her reward. Notice, Jesus didn’t just say he will receive a reward, but he shall not lose it! There are eternal blessings in store for you!
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