Water

Water given to disciples of Jesus always gains the attention of heaven. Not massive amounts of water but cups of water. Cups filled with less than eight ounces qualify. They contain enough to quench the parched lips of tired disciples.

When the twelve went out on mission, they needed to be “helped along” by the gifts of others. No gift, in Jesus’ estimation, was more important than a cold cup of water. Everyone needs it, and anyone can give it.

One cup of cold water given to encourage a fellow disciple of Jesus Christ will always be noticed by the Lord. All believers can afford to give gifts that refresh others and please God. Giving in the Kingdom requires pure hearts not earthly riches. Failure to give to others has more to do with who we are than what we have. Never bypass what you can do because of what you cannot do. 

Jesus said in Matthew 10:42, “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.” 

Proverbs 11:25 states, “Whoever brings blessing will be enriched, and one who waters will himself be watered.” God makes sure that those who give will also receive. 

I love you,

Earl