Week One – Day 4
SERVICE DAY - Take some time today to serve a neighbor in your community through an act of kindness.
The need always seems bigger than our abilities and resources. Often times it feels so discouraging when our best efforts feel so insignificant in light of the great needs. Yet it is often the little things that Jesus uses to make a huge difference in people’s lives. For example, a simple cup of water may quench someone’s thirst for a moment, but a gift of cold water “in His Name” is much more than just a drink. It is God’s hands extended through us.
On this day, let’s commit to do our part to be His hands to the needs of those around us.
- Do some yard work for an elderly neighbor
- Bake something sweet for your neighbors
- Invite a neighbor to lunch
- Make a homemade gift
- Volunteer to watch a neighbor’s children for a couple of hours
- Bring a neighbor flowers
- Send a card of appreciation
- Share your favorite book or movie with a neighbor
- Give a small gift or toy to your neighbor’s children
Pray today that God will anoint you in serving someone else. Ask Him to lead you in what to do and who to do it for. Pray that God would receive all the credit for your act of kindness today.
“Anyone who welcomes you welcomes me, and anyone who welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. Whoever welcomes a prophet as a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and whoever welcomes a righteous person as a righteous person will receive a righteous person’s reward. And if anyone gives even a cup of cold water to one of these little ones who is my disciple, truly I tell you, that person will certainly not lose their reward.”
Matthew 10:40 NIV