Service and Communion

One of my daughters shared with me her worry that she wasn’t doing much for the Lord in the way of service for Him.
I responded, “What do you mean? You just took your friend home and now you are driving me home. Just because something is not public or great doesn’t mean it won’t be acknowledged by the Lord as a service for Him.” The Lord values what we do for His people (Matthew 25:4040And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. (Matthew 25:40)). He also values what we do in sharing His word with our own children, our children’s friends, and their families.
I told my daughter that the Lord places a high value on faithfulness and devotion to Him. The Lord values it when we go on in obedience, gather to His name, try to be a help to the Christians we meet with, and shine as a light to the lost.
There is something of even more value than that: communion. Do we spend time in His presence? Do we spend time talking to Him as we go about our day? He wants us to remember that He is constantly with us, and He wants to hear us talking to Him as our closest and dearest Friend. “Thou that dwellest in the gardens, the companions hearken to thy voice: cause Me to hear it” (Song of Sol. 8:1313Thou that dwellest in the gardens, the companions hearken to thy voice: cause me to hear it. (Song of Solomon 8:13)).