Thursday, April 12, 2012

Leave Your Thank-you on the Table

By: A.S.B. Jr.
Edited By: Kamilah Veone Smith

1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 (NIV)
12 Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you. 13 Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other.

    My father worked in the restaurant business for about half of his life. He started out working in the Half Way House in Richmond, Va.  It has an Old’ English setting, but it is very upscale. As a waiter or waitress, you serve your customers with the upmost care and responsibility, making sure every need and want is being addressed, and having good posture, and supreme etiquette. This type of job is not designed for the average attendant because as my dad would say “I take pleasure in ensuring your customer leaves coming back.” He would tell me even if the food was not up to expectations he knew his customer service was impeccable. He notice, and understood the reason behind the art and he always brought my attention to his tip money. My first thoughts were my goodness!!! Customers pay for good service, and waiters/ waitresses recognize this simple method (or should I say some of them do…), however the case, waiters or waitresses who wait on you and give you good service should be recognized by the tip you as a customer leave behind on the table.

   Have you noticed in today’s churches a substantial amount of people who attend? Have you also noticed the cracked pavement, the leaks in the roof, the children and youth ministry needing to have better activities and resources? Ministers fixing and working on things they have no idea about? This all comes from what you leave at the tithe and offering plate. Your pastor and ministers work diligently to provide for the services you see every church service, bible study, or other activity. To leave your church with a thank you of words but no cumshaw or $$$ is total neglect because God gives you everything you need, and some wants. God continuously provides for the storehouse, however seeing you give will enable him to bless you even the more. I am a witness to that remarkable discovery. Regardless of circumstances keep in mind those who serve you or else you will lose out.

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