Not Lose His Reward

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Promises - Day 167 - Matthew 10:42 - Not Lose His Reward - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Promises – Day 167 – Matthew 10:42 – Not Lose His Reward – Growing As Disciples

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)

A Cup Of Cold Water

Even the small things matter. Even what kind of small things matter? Giving even small things to people in need is important. Why is that? If you are willing to give in small ways to those in need it means that your heart and mind and life are open to helping those who are in need. If you are giving even a little bit that means that you are not blindly walking through life, ignoring pain and suffering all around you. Giving a little bit is a start, it is a beginning, it is a sign that you are not being tight fisted and closed handed with those who are in need. I see. That’s it exactly. What’s it exactly? I want you to see the opportunities all around you to help others in need. I understand. That’s good.

Have I richly blessed your life? Yes, you have richly blessed my life. Have I given you many good gifts? Yes, you have given me many good gifts. Why do you suppose I have richly blessed your life and given you so many good gifts? I know that you love and care for me. Yes, I love and care for you. But most of all, I think you have blessed my life so that I can be a blessing to others. You want me to follow your example. You want me to love like you loved. You want me to serve like you served. You want me to give like you gave. Yes, I do.

So, will you freely share your time and talents and resources with others? Will you follow my example? Will you give to others what I have given to you? Yes Lord, I will. That will be very good.

Why would it be a foolish mistake to fail to give to others what I have given to you? One day you will reward me for what I have done for others in this life. It would be foolish to try to hold on to what I cannot keep. I came into this life with nothing. I will take nothing of material value into the next life. I like the way that you said that. Why is that? You know that you cannot store up treasure on earth. But you also know that you can store up treasure in heaven. One day, in heaven, you will be rewarded for how you have loved and helped and ministered to those in need in this life. Keep on loving. Keep on giving. Keep on serving. Yes Lord, I will. That will be very good.

Lord, I will freely give of my time and talents and resources to those who are in need. I will not be tight fisted. I will not be closed handed. I will generously give to others what you have given to me. Use my life to richly bless the lives of a multitude of others. Amen

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A Cup Of Cold Water

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - Becoming Like Christ - Day 231 - Matthew 10:42 - A Cup Of Cold Water - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – Becoming Like Christ – Day 231 – Matthew 10:42 – A Cup Of Cold Water – Growing As Disciples

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)

Give Generously

That is what I want to do. That is what I will do. What is it that you will do? I will give generously to others who are in need because I am one of your followers. Why now? It isn’t like I have not been giving to others. No, you have given quite generously of your time, talent and resources. What has changed in you? You are asking me that question? Yes, I am asking you that question. You have changed something in me. What do you think I have changed in you? Well, first of all, you have helped me to see the foolishness of trying to store up treasures for myself here on earth. I brought nothing into this world. I will take nothing out of this world. I really own nothing. Nothing is truly mine. I only have temporary stewardship of all that you have given to me. Secondly, you have helped me to see the brevity of life. This life is like the blink of an eye or a snap of the fingers. My life on this earth is like a mist that will soon pass away. So, my attention is more clearly focused on thinking and saying and doing what is good and right and true. I want to fully live a life that is pleasing to you. What kind of life will please me? If I live a life of following your example, I will be living a life that pleases you. You want me to follow you. You want to live like you lived. You want me to do what you did. What did I do? You love and served and gave. You didn’t give a little bit here and there. You didn’t give a little bit now and then. You gave generously and tirelessly. Yes, I did.

So, what will you do? I will ask you to open my heart and eyes and hands to those who are in need. I will no longer walk right on by those who are in need. I will no longer close my eyes to the poor and needy. I will give as you guide me. I will go and do what you ask of me. Will this be a painful and reluctant sacrifice on your part? Will this be an onerous and heavy burden for you to carry? No, not at all. I want to know and do your will. It will be my joy to go and do what you ask me. I believe that you will richly bless my life now and forever as I love and serve and give like you loved and served and gave. Yes, I will richly bless your life now and forever. Thank you, Lord. 

Lord, I know that you gave generously and tirelessly to others who were in need. I will follow your example. I will do what you did. I will give as you gave. Guide my giving. Open my heart and eyes and hands to give generously to all those who are in need. Amen

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A Cup Of Cold Water

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide - If - Matthew 10:42 - A Cup Of Cold Water - Growing As Disciples

Discipleship Devotional Study Guide – If – Matthew 10:42 – A Cup Of Cold Water – Growing As Disciples

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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