A Cup of Cold Water


    "And whoever gives one of these little ones even a cup of cold water because he is [my] disciple, truly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward." ~ Matthew 10:42
I heard this Scripture quoted recently and it really got my attention. A cup of cold water is a pretty small thing for most of us. We don't have to go to draw from a well as Rachel and the Samaritan woman did. We would simply have to open the refrigerator and pour a cup from a nicely chilled pitcher, or hand someone a bottle of water  - with minimal effort in all but special cases.

When I think about the simplicity of genuine service that He accepts, I know I've passed up way too many opportunities to do good. In fact, I can clearly recall a sense of irritation at times when asked to do simple tasks, or to stop what I'm engaged in to help someone else out.

The Lord will remember the smallest, seemingly insignificant things we do, out of honor and love for fellow believers. Not only will He remember, but He will also reward us for doing them. God watches us and records our doings. Every. Little. Thing.

I hope you will join me in making a commitment to be more conscientious about these little things, so that we can please Him more fully. Let's find ways, and grasp opportunities, to convert our strength, resources, and time into heavenly treasures.

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