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“The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’”  Matthew 25:40 (NIV)

I belong to a weekly women’s prayer group and often take copies of things I’ve found inspirational.  Though it seemed well received, something made me wonder if I was doing too much of it.  But then, within a couple of days of my wondering, two women in the group contacted me about my last hand-out, to tell me how it had ministered to them.  They both shared personal details of things they were praying over and described how the information had blessed them with insight.

So what caused me to wonder if I was overdoing?  I believe it was nothing but the evil one himself.  Satan is always quick to cause us to doubt ourselves.   He delights in breaking down the confidence of Christians in our ministry to others.

I thought about the woman who anointed our Lord’s head with nard when he was in another person’s home.  Surely it took boldness for her, as a woman in that day, to go there and minister to Jesus as she did.  She had to get past second-guessing herself and focus on the opportunity at hand – to love the Lord.

This is what we do when we reach out to others in the name of Jesus, even in the smallest of things.  We love Jesus by caring for others.

Prayer:  Jesus, thank You for providing reassurance when we question anything we do in Your name.   May our acts of kindness always be as unto You, the One we love and serve.