What Faithfulness Looks Like

God doesn’t expect perfection. He just expects faithfulness. He doesn’t expect us to be perfect or move mountains. He expects us to be faithful.

Ok, nice. But what does that look like? What does being faithful look like? What are we supposed to do?

Are we supposed to move to Africa as a missionary? If that’s God’s plan for us us, sure.

Are we supposed to enter the full time ministry? If that’s God’s plan for us, sure?

But today in this Matthew 10:40-42, we see an image faithfulness that is not about leaving home, not about changing jobs, not about doing anything crazy huge.

Listen to what it says:

“Whoever receives you receives me, and whoever receives me receives him who sent me. The one who receives a prophet because he is a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and the one who receives a righteous person because he is a righteous person will receive a righteous person’s reward. And whoever gives one of these little ones even a cup of cold water because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward.”

In this passage, we see what faithfulness looks like. Jesus said that even a cup of cold water given in His name is a picture of faithfulness.

It’s about doing great things. It’s about doing small things in His name. For when it’s done in His name, everything thing is a great thing.

In His name, every word, every gift, every comfort, every thing, when done in His name, can be used in powerful ways that our minds can’t even fully comprehend.

Today, God wants you to be faithful. To be faithful to Him. What does that look like?

D o it all in His name. Everything. Do it to glorify Him. Do your work to glorify Him. Do your school work to glorify Him. Do your hobbies to glorify Him. Be with your family to glorify Him.

Do it ALL in His name. And in doing that, we are being faithful.

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