Most of my conversations about outreach involve group projects and major initiatives. But the truth is, we’ve got the opportunity to reach others with the life-changing message of Jesus everyday as we come and go. Jesus said in Matthew 25:31-46 that the ones that really know Him are generous in meeting physical needs for Him.
So here are my TOP 5 ways that you can serve others on your own and during your day to day (this is stuff I personally like to do):
#5. Buy a cashier a drink. – When I’m in line at the supermarket, one of my favorite things to do is to just simply ask the cashier what their favorite drink is. When they respond I tell them, “I’ll be right back”, and return with a cold beverage of their choice. I pay for it and leave it for them with an invite card.
#4. Donut Drops – I pop into businesses all the time for different errands… nothing says “Jesus loves you” like a free box of donuts! (sometimes it might even get you to the front of the line!)
#3. Water Handout – Some cold water when it’s hot will make any delivery guy’s day. It’s a practical way to show God’s love!
#2. BIG Tipper – I love to go out to eat, and typically I’m a good tipper, but sometimes I like to leave a big tip just to let the wait staff know that they are appreciated. This is the front side of the card that I usually leave behind:
#1. Pay it backward! – Whether you’re in the drive-thru at Starbucks or picking up a Happy Meal, the shock and awe on the person’s face when you pay their meal is priceless! Give them an invite card and let them know why you do what you do.
Whatever you choose to do, do as if you are serving Jesus himself. If He was hungry would you feed Him? If He was thirsty would be give Him a drink? You can serve God easily by serving others!