“I tell you the truth,” Jesus said, “this poor widow has given more than all the rest of them. For they have given a tiny part of their surplus, but she, poor as she is, has given everything she has.” Luke 21:3-4
In Luke 21, Jesus saw the wealthy donating some of their surplus money, then he marveled at a poor widow who gave just two coins. Those two coins weren’t much, but they represented her entire livelihood. Jesus was proud of that poor widow because she gave Him all she had out of love.
The fact is that God is God. He created everything and needs for nothing, but He completes His heavenly works through us. We are to serve Him with all we are, not just what we have materially.
Take a tip from the saints. Most of us can’t do big things for God, so do small things, but with great love. Those small things can include everything you do when you offer them up to God. The Apostle Paul said in the book of Romans to offer yourselves as a living sacrifice, then again in First Corinthians to do everything for God’s glory.
Being an attentive and caring mom is one of the most noble tasks in His kingdom. Offer it up. Working hard day in and day out for your family is also a great task. Offer it up. Even giving someone a compliment or a kind word is a blessing that will reap great rewards. Those things may seem small or average to you, but they resonate in the minds and hearts of those you do them for.
One good thing to remember is that your blessings will be magnified if you do them when it’s not convenient or when you don’t really feel like doing them. Jesus didn’t feel like going to the cross, but He did it for the good of everyone. He offered Himself as a sacrifice. Consider your good deeds as a living sacrifice. And like the Nike commercial says, “Just do it.”
Offer your heart up to God when you do anything for the good of others. God sees your secret intentions and will reward you openly.
God’s blessings to you.