Posted on June 16, 2020 by Catey Stover in Freedom Fighters
We all need a break every once in a while and treat ourselves to a night out to dinner. It could be a diner, Applebee’s, or some other kind of place where you can just sit down and have someone else serve you. It’s relaxing, and the best part is that you don’t have to clean up. Yes, we are all hoping that the food is prepared well and tasty. But a server with a horrible attitude can ruin the best meal ever. Being a server in any restaurant is not an easy job. Having worked in food service all my adult life, I understand the pressures that they go through and the difficult people that they deal with on a daily basis. Demanding, being rude, never happy with anything, all the while they put on that happy face.
So how are you doing in your service to God??? Are you one of those Christians that asks what can God do for me? Or are you asking God, what can I do for you? Many a church member will ask, what’s in it for me, is the message to my liking? Is the music my kind of music? Why is someone sitting in my seat?
Ephesians 2:8-10 “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God, not as a result of works, so that no one may boost. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand so that we would walk in them.”
God is not asking us to serve, He is commanding us! Go and make disciples of all nations! You may say I have no talents to preach, speak, or lead others in the Church? But you have something that can be used for the greater good. God says to every one of us, “I know the plans I have for you” Jeremiah 29:11, “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you, and before you were born, I consecrated you” Jeremiah 5:1
Working at Americas Keswick I see firsthand how so many people serve others in ways that are just awe-inspiring. They give of themselves so unselfishly. I’m not asking you today to go out and lead a bible study, preach before your congregation, or sit on the board at your church. But look at the talents that you do process and see what it is you can do to serve God and those around you. John F. Kennedy at his inauguration gave one of the most profound statements of our time. “ask not what your country can do for you, but ask what can I do for my country.
Waiter. Check please, I have to go ask God something
Written by Robert Breault: Robert is a full-time staff member serving anyone who’s hungry in the Food Service Department. He is married to Shirley Holmes-Breault who volunteers at the Colony of Mercy at the intake office. Robert and Shirley love the beach, Schroon Lake, and their 3 children and 2 Grandchildren.
Think About This: “Character is what a man is in the dark.” – D.L. Moody
This Week’s Verse to Memorize: A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil [i]treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks. –Luke 6:45
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the doctrinal and theological views held by America’s Keswick.