Thursday, January 24, 2013

Service is a Lost Art

Have you ever noticed that when you go shopping or to a restaurant that service isn't what it used to be?

Think about when you were younger and how you were treated when you went shopping with your parents. It seemed as though people were more respectful right?

Service is a lost art in all regards, at least that is what I see. No matter where I go I'm always puzzled by the fact that people aren't more into serving and making their customers feel at home. When was the last time you remember being treated well?

Can you? If so, where were you at? Who did you encounter?

A Servant's Heart is Like Gold 

It has been said that to have a servant's heart is to have a heart of gold. The question is, will you serve people? I always reflect on the story of how Jesus washed the feet of the disciples when he didn't have to at all. 

Can you imagine washing the feet of men that had been walking around for days with leather sandals on? Yack. I don't know how excited I would be to do this, but look at the life of  Christ and the example he has given us to live by. How can you argue with that? 

You can't. Simply put, this is the only way to live, and so it is that to be a servant is to open yourself up to living life and making it about others and NOT you. 

So, do you want a heart of gold? Are you willing to be a servant? What would you do if you knew that if you knew you served others that your life would be the better for it? 

The reality is that even if others don't appreciate you, you should still do what is right, and do what is honorable. Serving others is about serving God, make no mistake. 

So, is it snide to tell you that it's time for you to make a change? I always pray Lord change me. So it is that it's time to get back to being a servant, and living a life that is excellent at best! 

Live Courageously! 

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