What would Jesus do at a restaurant? Watch and find out.
Game Plan: (hear these words directly from Jesus to you)
“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” John 13:34, NIV
“Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.” 2 Corinthians 9:6, NIV
Imagine Jesus at a McDonalds or Wendy’s? Across the counter He greets a weary single mom or distracted teenage employee.
Would He buoyantly use her name, caringly smile and find a clever way to elevate and dignify her? Might he use humor to lift her spirit? Might he even shock her with a crazy $20 tip?
I can see Jesus being extravagantly winsome with a financially-strapped server at a greasy diner or dingy pub. Even His huge tip would pale compared to what follows his whispered question, “What hard thing are you facing?” Gently taking his hand, Jesus then prays for the young man…and changes His life.
If we think of our interaction with people from a selfish and consumeristic standpoint, we will be transactional.We’ll want to get more from them than they get from us.
Let’s stop hesitating to bless people.
Let’s pray for and anticipate situations to bless people.
If you are afraid to pray out loud in a restaurant or for the person at the check out register, smile, use their name, and tell them they do their job well.
Perhaps you’ll ask, “What could I pray about for you?” Regardless, as you walk away, you can pray that God show His love to them, bless them and meet their deepest need.
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