And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones because he is my disciple, I tell you the truth, he will certainly not lose his reward.” Matthew 10:42 (NIV)
Go And Do
What is worthwhile? What do you find rewarding? What work is receiving your best efforts? What will you be glad you did when your life in this world comes to an end? Those are very good questions. The answers to those questions will help me to prioritize how I spend my time and use my life. That’s right. Do you have answers to my questions? Yes, I do. I find it worthwhile serving you. It is very rewarding for me to know and do your will. Serving you is worth my very best efforts. At the end of my life I hope to have done what you had given me to do for you. I hope to hear you say, “well done good and faithful servant.” Nothing would please me more than to hear these words from you. That is a very good desire.
How will you know that you have served me well? How will you know that your life has been well spent? The only way that I will know the answers to those questions is by listening to you. I know that you are leading my life. I know that you are prompting me to do things for you. I know that it is your will that I serve others on your behalf. You don’t want me to walk right on by someone in need. You don’t want me to spend all that I have been given on myself. You want me to love like you loved. You want me to give like you gave. You want me to have a soft heart and an open hand to those that are in need. You want me to use all my gifts, talents and abilities to serve others. Yes, I do.
Will you go and do what I prompt you to do for me? Will you allow yourself to be inconvenienced? Will you sacrifice your own comfort and pleasure so that you can minister to the needs of others on my behalf? Yes Lord, I will go and do what you ask me to do for you. I want you to use my life however you desire. I want my life to be a bright and shining witness for you in the world as I serve others on your behalf. Do this and you will one day hear me say, “well done, good and faithful servant.” Yes Lord, I will.
Lord, it will be my joy to serve others on your behalf. I will watch for opportunities to do good things for others because I am following you as one of your disciples. Use my life as a bright witness for you in this world as I love like you loved and give like you gave. Amen
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