A Word every day to get you on your way!
Here is the Daily Dose for Monday, March 16, 2020.
Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Romans 12:10
It’s About You
One of my favorite restaurants is Chic Fil A, and it isn’t really about the food. Ok, it is kind of about the food, but not totally. One of the things I love about Chic Fil A is the experience. Chic Fil A is the only restaurant with a drive-through that I go out of my way to go inside. Yes, as opposed to just driving through and picking up my food, I get out of my car to go into the restaurant to get my food and often eat it there. I do this for one reason, and one reason only, Ms. Mary.
Every time I walk in Ms. Mary greets me and tells me she’s glad to see me again. When I get my food, Ms. Mary checks on me asks if I need anything, and always has the brightest smile on her face. It was so different than every other fast food restaurant that I asked Ms. Mary to sit and chat with me for a moment one day. So I asked her what makes her do the things that she does. Her answer was simple, “We’re honored to have you here and I make it my job to make everyone feel special.” And with that,she asked if she could get me a refill on my sweet tea. And that’s when I realized that I come to Chic Fil A because they make me feel special.
Friends, the word of God calls us to love one another and honor one another above ourselves. I see that in action every time I encounter Ms. Mary. Ms. Mary is older than me, has more experience than me, but she doesn’t put herself first or her position first, she puts others first. It is putting others first and making them feel special that is the essence of loving and honoring others. It is going beyond ourselves to bring joy to the life of someone else. So as you go through your day, take the time to make others feel special. That is who you love and honor one another.