Scripture Reading: Matthew 10:38–42
Key Verse: Matthew 10:42
And whoever gives one of these little ones only a cup of cold water in the name of a disciple, assuredly, I say to you, he shall by no means lose his reward.
For evangelists like Billy Graham, ministry consists of preaching the gospel to millions of people at large, preplanned events. However, a great majority of the work God does through His people is on a much smaller scale. Notice Jesus’ words in Matthew 10:42—even a cup of cold water to a little one will be rewarded by God.
Acts of service, such as giving water to a child, speak to humility of heart and willingness that truly honor God. It is the person who is willing to set up folding chairs, take food to the homeless, or simply listen to a hurting friend whom God uses in a profound way.
Perhaps those activities seem insignificant compared to preaching a revival or building a mission church. However, they are the backbone of a healthy ministry where the love of God is displayed in authentic ways.
Lest you think your small offerings are lost, Brother Lawrence admonishes, “We ought not to be weary of doing little things for the love of God, who regards not the greatness of the work, but the love with which it is performed.”
So make the most of every opportunity to do the little things that make such a big difference. You will certainly not lose your reward.
Lord, help me make the most of every opportunity. I want to do little things in a big way.