Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in heaven. Therefore, when you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory from men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly.
Visiting someone on their death bed, taking care of an alzheimer’s patient, paying for the food for the person behind you in a fast food drive through…
These are examples of some of the most humbling ministries there are. Why? Because these have absolutely no earthly reward. Its the anonymous works.
To be perfectly honest it is rewarding in the sense that, once completed, it truly does feel good to know you helped someone, but it really is a practice in humility to not tell everyone what you have done. Or, to do it for the person you are helping not the good feeling afterwards.